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Man Awarded $289 Million in Damages from Monsanto for Roundup-Related Cancer

Last week, a jury awarded $289 million to a groundskeeper who worked with Monsanto’s weed-killer, Roundup, because of its ability to cause cancer. The verdict paves the way for additional Roundup lawsuits.

Details of the Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit

According to FOX Business, Dewayne “Lee” Johnson became sick with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup for two years as a groundskeeper for a school district outside of San Francisco. The California jury concluded that Monsanto’s weed-killer put Johnson, who is now terminally ill at age 46, in danger of severe health complications.

It is the belief of the jury that the company either knew, or should have known, about the health risks of the weed-killer.

There are thousands of people looking to sue Monsanto under similar allegations, for which Johnson’s case has now opened the floodgates.

There is another case, brought by Aaron Johnson, a 48 year-old macadamia nut farm manager. In 2014, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Monsanto’s weed-killer for over 12 years, and is looking to sue the company.

Despite the verdict in Dewayne “Lee” Johnson’s case, and the impending lawsuits, Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge it “does not change the fact that more than 800 scientific studies and reviews – and conclusions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and regulatory authorities around the world – support the fact that glyphosate does not cause cancer, and did not cause Mr. Johnson’s cancer.”

Monsanto is planning to appeal the decision next month.

Verdict Could Open Way for Pending Lawsuits

Monsanto’s history with this chemical, and information revealed from the company’s internal records is detailed in the new book “Whitewash,” written by investigative journalist Carey Gillam. Gillam says that the company’s attempt to cover up studies connecting the chemical with cancer is now in the public spotlight.

Due to this case, and the 4,000 other impending cases, Bayer, the new owner of Monsanto, may have to pay out hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars in damages.

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CVS Nasal Spray Recalled for Potentially Deadly Bacteria

Product Quest Manufacturing, a Florida company, has voluntarily recalled nasal spray due to potential bacterial contamination, the Federal Food and Drug Administration announced August 8th.

Nasal Spray Contamination Could Be Deadly

According to reports, the recall involves a lot of CVS 12 Hour Sinus Relief Mist, which has been contaminated with a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The lot is #17389J.

Symptoms of the bacterium vary based on which part of the body becomes infected. According to the Centers for Disease Control, if the lungs become infected symptoms can cause pneumonia. Those with cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs, are also at risk for life-threatening complications resulting from infection. The bacterium can also cause eye, ear, skin, and blood infections.

A pseudomonas infection will most likely, and severely affect those with weakened immune systems, potentially leading to death. Although an infection can be treated with antibiotics, the bacteria is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatment.

Thus far, according to Product Quest Manufacturing, there have been no reported infections due to the nasal spray that has been recalled.

Additional Information About Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is typically associated with hospitals; however, infection may also occur in health people exposed to contaminated water, such as in inadequately chlorinated hot tubs and swimming pools.

Infection is normally treated with antibiotics, but infections that occur outside of hospitals are becoming more difficult to treat due to increasing antibiotic resistance.

Laboratory testing may be used to see which antibiotics may be effective against resistant stratins.

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If you or a loved one have been injured by or have developed serious side-effects from the use of recalled medications or pharmaceuticals, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

FDA Expands Recall of Valsartan Due to Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded its recall of valsartan, a blood pressure drug that could be contaminated with a probably carcinogen.

About the Valsartan Recall

According to CBS News, Valsartan, a drug which treats high blood pressure and heart disease, was voluntarily recalled last month by the FDA. The recall has been issued due to the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine, which has been shown to increase the risk of cancer in animals. The drug was manufactured by a pharmaceutical company in China, Zhejiang Huahai.

Since the initial recall, the FDA has implicated more products from other drug companies in the recall.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, N-nitrosodimethylamine is human carcinogen, meaning it causes cancer in humans. The chemical can be found in water supplies and food in very small amounts.

Although very small amounts are safe for humans, FDA scientists estimate that if 8,000 people took the highest dose of valsartan for four years, there may be one case of cancer.

However, doctors and the FDA advise those who take valarstan to continue taking the medication until their doctor prescribes a different medication. The suggested remedy is for those who take valarstan to talk to their pharmacist to find a brand that does not contain NDMA.

Companies Included in the Valsartan Recall

The following companies are affected by the Valsartan recall:

  • Prinston Pharmacutical Inc.
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Solco Healthcare
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • A-S Medication Solutions (Repackaging company – takes bulk product and repackages into ready-to-use unit doses)
  • AvKARE (Repackaging company)
  • RemedyRepack (Repackaging company)
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc (Repackaging company)
  • J. Harkins Company Inc. (Repackaging company)
  • Lake Erie Medical, doing business as Quality Care Products LLC (Repackaging company)
  • NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Repackaging company)
  • Northwind Pharmaceuticals (Repackaging company)
  • Proficient Rx (Repackaging company)

Contact an Experienced Drug Recall Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are leaders in the area of drug and product liability litigation. Our Defective Drug and Products Division have extensive knowledge and resources in order to represent our clients efficiently and aggressively. The Defective Drug and Products Division represent a multitude of people who are battling against manufacturers of medical devices and/or defective pharmaceuticals.

If you or a loved one have been injured by or have developed serious side-effects from the use of recalled medications or pharmaceuticals, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Recall Recap: Top 12 Ongoing Food Recalls

While recalls are relatively common, there are several ongoing food recalls that consumers should be aware of due to their scope and their potential to cause serious illness and infection.

1. McDonald’s Salad Recall

Since May 1, an outbreak of illness due to McDonald’s salads has been sweeping states including Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri. Salads are no longer sold at 3,000 McDonald’s locations in these states.

There have been 395 reported cases of illness, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control, are caused by bacteria called Clyclospora.

Symptoms of illness begin about a week after consuming contaminated food and can include frequent diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, headache, and fever.

2. Salad and Wrap Recall

Due to Clyclospora, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety and Inspection Service warned customers not to buy more than two dozen salads and wraps from major grocery chains. Salads sold by Fresh Express, the company involved in the Clyclospora outbreak in McDonald’s salads, are also sold at grocery chains.

Other salad items were recalled as well, including beef, pork, and poultry salads and wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and others. These products were distributed by Caito Foods, LLC.

3. Vegetable Tray Recall

There is also a chance of a clyclospora outbreak in vegetable trays. The FDA is investigating at least 237 cases of clyclospora-caused illnesses involving Del Monte vegetable trays.

The trays, containing cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and dill dip, were sold in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

These are a few of the states in which the McDonald’s clyclospora outbreak occurred. However, The FDA says this outbreak is not related to the Fresh Express Outbreak.

4. Pasta Salad Recall

79 cases of salmonella have been linked to pasta salad sold at Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery chain. Hy-Vee has since recalled the pasta salads. Illnesses have been reported in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee, and North Dakota.

Salmonella symptoms will begin about 12 to 72 hours after infection. The symptoms includes diarrhea, cramping, and fever which can last from four to seven days. Most recover without treatments, however those who are very young or very old are at risk for complications.

5. Raw Turkey Recall

90 illnesses due to Salmonella have been linked to raw turkey according to the CDC and USDA.

Patients have reported eating multiple different turkey brands from multiple different locations. Two people who have fallen ill said that they live in a household where raw turkey is fed to pets. This being said, health officials have not been able to determine the source of the salmonella outbreak.

The CDC said that raw turkey in pet food, raw turkey products, and live turkeys have tested positive for salmonella. This means that salmonella may be widespread throughout the turkey industry.

6. Kellog’s Honey Smacks Recall

There have also been 100 reported cases of salmonella in 33 states in Kellog’s Honey Smacks Cereal. Although the cereal was recalled on June 14, the FDA sent out another warning a month later due to the cereal still being sold in some stores.

7. Swiss Roll Recall

Swiss Rolls have been recalled by Flower Foods due to a risk of salmonella. Whey powder was also recalled for possible contamination. This being said, there have no reported cases of salmonella infection due to Swiss Rolls, says the company.

Swiss Rolls sold under brands names including Mr.Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value have also been recalled.

8. Ritz Cracker Sandwich Recall

Due to the recall of whey powder for potential salmonella contamination, Mondelez Global LLC has recalled Ritz Cracker Sandwiches, and other products.

There have been no reported illnesses so far.

9. Goldfish Cracker Recall

Four flavors of Goldfish crackers have been recalled by Pepperidge Farm: Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel.

Whey powder is also an ingredient in these products.

There have been no reported illnesses.

10. Hungry Man Chick Wyngz Recall

Pinnacle Foods, Inc have recalled Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz meals. This product is 15.25 ounces and has a best by date of September 6, 2019. This product was shipped to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Virginia.

11. Turkey and Swiss Sandwich Recall

Swiss and Turkey submarine sandwiches produced on July 17 have been recalled due to listeria. Listeria poses risks mainly for pregnant women because it can cause miscarriages. According to the CDC, listeria can also affect newborns, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, leading to sepsis.

There have been no reported illnesses.

12. Crab Meat Recall

An outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus that started in April has been linked to crabmeat from Venezuela. 12 cases have been reported in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and the District of Columbia.

Symptoms begin around 24 hours after infection and include diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.

Contact an Experienced Food Recall Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

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395 People in 15 States Fall Ill Due to Contaminated McDonald’s Salads

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 395 people have fallen ill after consuming tainted McDonald’s salads. The CDC also says that 16 people have been hospitalized.

About the Recalled McDonald’s Salads

It has been determined that the salad mix contaminated with Clyclospora parasite caused the illnesses. The parasite is spread through fecal matter.

It usually takes about a week to get infected, at which time symptoms may include weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, increased gas, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, body aches, headache, and fever. However, the most common symptom, according to the CDC, is watery diarrhea.

On July 26, the Food and Drug Administration determined that the source of the problem was Fresh Express, which is McDonald’s supplier. The FDA found Clyclospora in an unused bag of salad mix.

15 states including Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, and more have confirmed cases. Illinois has the most confirmed cases of 202.

Breakdown of Outbreak by State

Here are the statistics for the amount of cases in each state:

  • Connecticut: 1
  • Florida: 1
  • Illinois: 202
  • Iowa: 87
  • Indiana: 2
  • Kentucky: 6
  • Michigan: 2
  • Minnesota: 8
  • Missouri: 47
  • Nebraska: 5
  • Ohio: 13
  • South Dakota: 11
  • Tennessee: 1
  • Virginia: 1
  • Wisconsin: 8

Contact an Experienced Product Recall Attorney

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Goldfish Crackers Recalled Due to Salmonella Fears

Salmonella fears have prompted the mass recall of Goldfish Crackers. Pepperidge Farms announced the recall of about 3 million units of the product on Monday.

Details of the Goldfish Cracker Recall

The BBC reports that one of the suppliers had stated that the whey powder used in the seasoning may contain Salmonella bacteria, which can cause illness and in some cases may even be fatal.

In a release to the press, Pepperidge Farms revealed the four varieties of Goldfish Crackers affected, along with the sell by dates of the units to be recalled.

The affected varieties:

  1. Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
  2. Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
  3. Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
  4. Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel

Pepperidge farm is the most recent company to recall snacks due to Salmonella fears. Ritz products had been recalled over the weekend due to fears about the whey powder ingredient. Last month Kellogg’s recalled 1.1 million packets of Honey Smacks cereals. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also currently investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to sliced melon. As of 19 June, 70 people across seven states had been infected.

Salmonella bacteria can cause fever, stomach cramps and diarrhea and can be fatal for people with weakened immune systems. Usually however, the infection last less than a week and does not require treatment.

Salmonella Facts and Statistics

  1. An estimated 1.2 million Salmonella cases occur annually in the United States.
  2. Approximately 450 people die each year due to Salmonella.
  3. Salmonella lives in the intestinal tracts of animals, including birds, and people.
  4. People become infected by eating foods contaminated with animal feces.
  5. Foods contaminated with Salmonella are often of animal origin, such as beef, poultry, milk or eggs, but any food may become contaminated.
  6. It rarely affects the taste, smell or appearance of food.
  7. Salmonella includes over 2,300 serotypes (species) of bacteria. Salmonella serotypes typhimurium and enteritidis are the most common in the United States and account for half of all human infections.
  8. S. typhimurium is most commonly found in food of an animal origin.
  9. S. enteritidis is mainly associated with poultry and eggs.
  10. Most recently, a specific type of Salmonella Typhimurium, DT104, has emerged that is resistant to many antibiotics. Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 can be found in a broad range of foods.

Preventing Salmonella Contamination and Illness

  1. Avoid cross-contamination of food. Keep uncooked meats separate from other food.
  2. People infected with Salmonella should not prepare food for others.
  3. Proper storage and handling of food helps prevent the growth of Salmonella and thorough cooking destroys the bacteria. Raw or undercooked meat or eggs and raw or unpasteurized dairy products should not be consumed. Produce should be washed thoroughly.
  4. Wash hands with soap after changing diapers or using the restroom.
  5. Wash hands after handling pets. Reptiles are especially likely to carry Salmonella, since it can contaminate their skin. Salmonella is also often found in the intestines of chicks and young birds

Contact an Experienced Product Recall Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

 

Ritz Recalls Cracker Products Over Salmonella Concerns

Mondelez International, manufacturer of Ritz, has announced a recall for some of its products due to concerns that they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

About the Ritz Recall

According to Newsweek, the company has acknowledged “the potential presence of Salmonella” in whey powder that has already been recalled by one of its suppliers. It includes more than a dozen Ritz products that have been sold throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The company has not yet received any reports of illness caused by any of its products, but has chosen to release the recall as a precaution.

Mondelez urges consumers to stop eating the products and discard them. A consumers may contact the company with further questions or concerns.

Products Included in the Ritz Recall

The recall includes 6 packings of Ritz Bitz Cheese, 6 variations of Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, the 35 oz Ritz Everything Cracker with Cream Cheese and two multipack Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety assortments.

A full list of the potentially contaminated products with UPC numbers and expiration dates are as follows:

DescriptionRetail UPCBest When Used By Dates
RITZ BITS CHEESE
BIG BAG
3 OZ
0 44000 00677 807 MAR 19
Thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
1 OZ
0 44000 02025 507 MAR 19
Thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
12 PACK CARTON
0 44000 02032 308 MAR 19
thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
30 PACK CARTON
0 44000 01309 703 MAR 19
thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
1.5 OZ
0 44000 00929 803 MAR 19
thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
3 OZ GO PACKS
0 44000 03215 907 MAR 19
thru
12 APR 19
10.8 OZ RITZ CHEESE CRACKER SANDWICHES0 44000 88211 214 JAN 19
thru
11 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ CHEESE CRACKER SANDWICHES0 44000 00211 414 JAN 19
thru
11 FEB 19
10.8 OZ RITZ BACON CRACKER SANDWICHES
WITH CHEESE
0 44000 04566 105 FEB 19
06 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ BACON CRACKER SANDWICHES
WITH CHEESE
0 44000 04567 805 FEB 19
thru
06 FEB 19
10.8 OZ RITZ WHOLE WHEAT CRACKER
SANDWICHES WITH WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE
0 44000 04577 704 FEB 19
05 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ WHOLE WHEAT CRACKER
SANDWICHES WITH CREAM CHEESE
0 44000 04580 706 FEB 19 07 FEB 19
08 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ EVERYTHING CRACKER
SANDWICHES WITH CREAM CHEESE
0 44000 04580 706 FEB 19
07 FEB 19
08 FEB 19
MIXED COOKIE CRACKER VARIETY
20 PACK
0 44000 04100 701 FEB 19
thru
04 FEB 19
MIXED COOKIE CRACKER VARIETY
40 PACK
0 44000 04221 031 JAN 19
thru
05 FEB 19

 

Contact an Experienced Product Recall Attorney

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Lexus Recalls 115,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk

115,000 Lexus convertibles and sedans have been recalled by Toyota in the U.S. due to the risk that a fuel leak may lead to a fire.

About the Recalled Lexus Fire Recall

According to Consumer Reports, owners of the IS and GS will be notified in August of the fire risk, and that their cars have been recalled. The recall applies specifically to those IS and GS models which have a six-cylinder engine.

A seal may harden a crack over time in the fuel-injection system, which allows gasoline to leak. According to Toyota, such a leak near an ignition sources can cause a fire.

The problem can remedied by bringing the car to a Lexus dealer, where the fuel delivery pipe will be replaced at no cost to the customer.

Cars Included in the Lexus Recall

The following vehicles are affected by the Lexus recall:

  • 2006-2013 Lexus IS 350
  • 2010-2014 Lexus IS 350C
  • 2007-2011 Lexus GS 350
  • 2077-2011 Lexus GS 450h

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Recall Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Mother Dies of E. Coli 4-Years After Daughter

According to KARE 11, Minnesota woman has died of E. coli infection several years after losing her 4-year-old daughter to the same disease.

Details of the Mother’s and Daughter’s Deaths

Four years ago in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 4-year-old Sophia Odens got very sick from O157, a strand of E-coli that attacks the kidneys. Sophia’s mother, Karen Odens, caught the strand as well. Both of them had been hospitalized because of the illness. The doctors could not save Sophia.

Because she was so young, Sophia could not fight off the bacteria. According to Sophia’s father, Ed Welke, everything was going great for the family until the E-coli hit. After that Karen, had developed post-traumatic stress disorder which had taken a toll on her in addition to the e-coli that had damaged her kidneys.

For the last eight months, Karen was getting kidney dialysis in Detroit Lakes three days a week. Finally, her body could take no more, and the deadly bacteria claimed her life as well, leaving the family grieving another tragic death and urging others to guard themselves from E. coli O157.

After this tragedy Welke stated that he “urges everybody to wash your fruits and vegetables. Don’t trust anything. Because when you buy that from the grocery store, you have to protect yourself.”

Tips to Avoid E-Coli

Here are a few helpful tips to avoid E-coli infections.

  1. Thoroughly cook all of your food especially meat
  2. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and juices
  3. Do not swallow the water when swimming
  4. Wash your hands regularly

Statistics on E-coli E-Coli Infections

According to Food Safety News:

  1. Anywhere from 11 to 28 percent of the U.S. population is estimated to consume ground beef raw or uncooked.
  2. CDC counted at least 75 outbreaks associated with beef over the five-year period between 2009 and 2013. Of those, 35 percent were caused by E. coli.
  3. E. coli O157:H7, the pathogen most commonly associated with ground beef, causes an estimated 96,000 illnesses, 3,200 hospitalizations and 31 deaths in the U.S. each year.
  4. CDC tracked 391 E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks in the 10 years between 2003 and 2012. Between those outbreaks, the agency confirmed 4,930 cases of illness, with 1,274 (26 percent) hospitalizations, 300 (6 percent) cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and 34 deaths.
  5. Food is by far the most common source of E. coli O157:H7, accounting for 65 percent of cases. The other major sources of E. coli are animal contact (10 percent) and person-to-person transmission (10 percent).
  6. The most common food source for E. coli turns out to be beef, which has been implicated in 55 percent of E. coli outbreaks.
  7. CDC also tracked more E. coli outbreaks from 2003-2012 than in the previous 20 years.

Contact an Experienced Product Recall Attorney

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Hy-Vee Recalls Spring Pasta Salad For Salmonella Risk

 

Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced a recall on its Spring Pasta Salad due to concerns that it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

About the Pasta Salad Recall

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 20 cases of illness in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa could possibly be linked back to the pasta salad. The recall involves Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salads in 1 pound (16 oz.) and 3 pound (48 oz.) containers produced between June 1, 2018 and July 13, 2018, and have expiration dates ranging from June 22, 2018 to August 3, 2018.

The product was distributed to all 244 of Hy-Vee’s grocery stores in various locations across Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It comes in a plastic container with a plastic lid, and the expiration date is printed on the side of the container.

Consumers affected by the recall are advised to dispose of the product immediately, or they may return it to a local Hy-Vee store for a full refund. Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-772-4098 for additional questions or concerns.

Symptoms of Salmonella Infection

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following symptoms can be signs of Salmonella infection:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Blood in the stool

Contact an Experienced Food Recall Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

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