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Recent Listeria Recalls

Some types of food poisoning are more common than others. For example, you tend to hear more reports of Listeria and Salmonella outbreaks than Campylobacter and Shigellosis. Although you might feel like you hear about Listeria every other week, do not brush it off as unimportant. It is important, and knowing which affected food products to avoid is how you can protect yourself and your family from falling ill with Listeriosis, which can have serious complications if it is not treated correctly. This is especially true for individuals with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly, pregnant women, and young children.

Keep yourself aware of the latest food recalls by regularly checking recalls.gov. Also take note of the types of foods that tend to be affected by Listeria, like soft cheeses, deli meats, and smoked seafood, and if these foods are a regular part of your household's diet, pay close attention to any recalls of brands that you buy. If you or your child do contract listeria or any other type of food poisoning and suffer complications that lead to financial damages, consider seeking compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.

HMS HOST Trail Mix Recall

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4.5 Million Pounds of Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Recalled

When dangerous bacteria is found in food, that food's manufacturer issues a recall as soon as possible to contain the bacteria and prevent any further cases of consumers falling ill with food poisoning after eating it. You can stay up-to-date about the latest food recalls by visiting recalls.gov.

Recalls are not always due to harmful bacteria found in food. Sometimes, non-edible materials make their way into food products during processing, which can harm consumers if they are eaten. This happened recently, when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that “extraneous materials,” which included wood, plastic, and metal, were found in samples of cooked chicken products from manufacturer Pilgrim's Pride. These products were sold under various labels, such as Pierce, Sweet Georgia, and Golden Kist Farms, in stores across the United States. The chicken products were also served in schools. Pilgrim's Pride recalled more than 4.5 million pounds of its products, which included breaded chicken nuggets, chicken patties, tenderloins, and popcorn chicken.

How Can Food Become Contaminated?

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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.

What is Raw Milk?

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Cilantro Cyclospora Outbreak Continues

A cyclospora outbreak traced to cilantro has infected 218 people so far this summer, making it the third consecutive summer that the parasite has travelled to the United States.

The 2013 Outbreak

In 2013, 631 people in 25 states were sickened from multiple cyclospora outbreaks beginning in June and ending in December. The outbreaks were traced to multiple food sources but the majority of illnesses were related to tainted produce from Mexico. 80% of the cases ocurred in Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas.

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