Manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their products. That means recalling adulterated products quickly, clearly and honestly. That does not mean issuing several separate recalls and putting consumers at risk.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 25, 2010
Pritzker Olsen law firm has been retained to represent victims of a Salmonella Montevideo outbreak that has sickened at least 233 people in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The firm represents Salmonella victims throughout the United States, and has recently filed a lawsuit in Nevada (Shirley Shultz v. Union International Food Co., 3:09-cv-00259, United States Court, District of Nevada.) The Nevada lawsuit involves a 2009 outbreak of Salmonella Rissen linked to contaminated pepper produced by California-based Union International Food Company.
The Salmonella Montevideo outbreak has been linked to salami (salame) recalled by Daniele International Inc. and black pepper used in some of those products, according to the CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/montevideo).
In response to this outbreak, Daniele recalled some of their salami products on January 23. Since then, the company has expanded the list of recalled salami products three times and the total now exceeds 1.3 million pounds of potentially contaminated salami.
“Manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their products,” says Fred Pritzker, managing attorney for the firm’s Salmonella cases. “That means recalling adulterated products quickly, clearly and honestly. That does not mean issuing several separate recalls and putting consumers at risk.”
Fred Pritzker is founder and president of Pritzker Olsen, P.A., one of the few law firms in the nation practicing extensively in the area of foodborne illness litigation. Over the years, the firm has collected tens of millions of dollars for victims of food poisoning. The firm has offices at Plaza VII, 45 7th St. So., Suite 2950, Minneapolis, MN 55402. For more information or to contact Fred, call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or visit http://www.pritzkerlaw.com or The Food Safety Lawyer, Fred Pritzker's blog.