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New York Salmonella Scare Linked to Raw Milk

The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets recently published a food safety alert regarding raw milk from Jerry Dell Farm, Inc. in Freeville, New York. Samples of the milk found that it was contaminated with Salmonella, a type of bacteria that can cause a variety of illness symptoms like nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea. Beyond these symptoms, salmonella infection can also lead to arthritis, endocarditis, and arterial infections. Salmonella poisoning can be especially dangerous for individuals with weak or compromised immune systems, such as children and the elderly.

Although no illnesses have been reported in relation to this milk scare, it is important that you are vigilant about the dairy products you and your family consume. Keep yourself educated about recalls through websites like recalls.gov and always store and prepare food properly to minimize your risk of infection. If you do suffer from food poisoning, though, know that you have the option to seek monetary compensation for your losses through a food poisoning claim.

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E.Coli Poisoning Linked to Celery Sold at Walmart, Target, and Starbucks

The Centers for Disease Control recently announced an outbreak of E.Coli linked to celery grown, manufactured, and packaged by Taylor Farms. This came after 19 people reportedly became ill after eating the celery sold at a Costco in Montana. Of these victims, five were hospitalized and two suffered from a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. The majority of these individuals suffered after consuming rotisserie chicken salad from Costco, but the tainted celery has also been found to have been sold in Walmart, Target, Safeway, Albertons, King Soopers, Pantry, Savemart, 7-11, Von's, Tony's, and Starbucks stores. In most of these stores, it was packaged as part of preconstructed salads and deli sandwiches. The celery's producer, Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc., has recalled the product.

Escherichia coli O157:H7, also known as E. coli, is a group of foodborne bacteria that can cause food poisoning. In some cases, such as those listed above, E.coli poisoning can lead to severe complications. If you or a loved one have suffered from a severe illness after being infected by E.coli, you could be entitled to monetary compensation through a food poisoning claim.

What is E. Coli?

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Dining on Thanksgiving Leftovers? Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning

Thanksgiving has passed and we are now deep into the holiday shopping season. For many Americans, Thanksgiving leftovers are as important to the holiday season as eggnog, late night shopping trips, and peppermint bark. But are you keeping and serving your Thanksgiving leftovers correctly? When food is left out on a counter, as is often the case with Thanksgiving and other holiday food spreads, dangerous bacteria can grow inside it. If this bacteria is consumed, the individual who eats it can become ill.

Protect your family and other guests from food poisoning this holiday season by taking the right safety steps with your leftovers. Keep the following in mind and remember, “when in doubt, throw it out.” If you are unsure about whether food has been left out for too long or is too far beyond its expiration, err on the side of caution.

Stay Out of the Danger Zone

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Following the Cucumber Recall, Salmonella Cases Continue to Appear

In mid-2015 the Centers for Disease Control reported a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella poisoning associated with cucumbers imported from Mexico. Individuals in 23 states became ill after eating these cucumbers, which were grown and packed by Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico and then sold in the United States by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce. The specific strain of Salmonella, Salmonella Poona, is known to appear in affected individuals 12 to 72 hours after coming into contact with the bacteria and causing symptoms like cramping, fatigue, diarrhea, fever, and in rare cases, joint pain.

There is no way to completely eliminate your risk of being infected with Salmonella Poona or any other type of bacteria that can cause food poisoning. This is especially true if you frequently eat food prepared in place other than your own kitchen, such as restaurants and cafeterias. In most cases, Salmonella poisoning resolves itself within a few days with rest and the intake of fluids. However, it can sometimes become severe to the point that medical intervention is necessary. When this is the case, a victim has the right to seek compensation for his or her losses through a food poisoning claim.

New Cases in the Outbreak

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Treatments for Listeriosis

Listeriosis is the disease caused by contact with listeria, a type of bacteria that can grow in soft cheeses, processed meats, and certain types of vegetables. When an individual comes into contact with listeria, he or she can experience food poisoning symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and confusion. Usually, these symptoms resolve themselves within a few days. But sometimes, listeriosis can develop into a much more serious illness, necessitating more substantial treatment methods.

Infants and young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and any other individuals with weakened immune systems are especially at risk of developing listeriosis if they come into contact with listeria. If you are in one of these categories or you have a young child who might have been exposed to listeria, call your doctor right away for medical attention. If the illness becomes severe to the point that you experience substantial losses because of it, you could have grounds to file a personal injury claim with help from an experienced food poisoning attorney.

Antibiotic Treatment for Listeriosis

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