If you have become ill as a result of consuming food, isolate the food product and label it so it can be tested independently in a laboratory for contamination.
Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2012
Super Store Industries, which is based in Turlock, CA, has recalled its Super Duper Peanut Butter Cup brand of ice cream due to potential salmonella contamination linked with the nationwide Sunland peanut butter recall. According to an Oct. 16 FDA report, the ice cream was sold through Albertsons retail stores in Oregon, Utah, Washington, Idaho and Montana, and Walmart stores in Washington State. No illnesses have been reported yet. FDA asks consumers who have the recalled products not to eat them and to dispose of them or return them to the store for a full refund.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,034 food-borne disease outbreaks were reported in the year 2008 alone. During that year, 22 people died and 23,000 were sickened as a result of food poisoning. In addition, more than 1,200 people -- about 6 percent of those who were sickened -- were hospitalized due to food poisoning. The top three causes of hospitalization in 2008 due to food-borne illnesses were salmonella (62 percent), E. coli (17 percent) and Norovirus (7 percent). Salmonella infections can cause severe symptoms including fever, diarrhea, sever stomach pain and cramping. The young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to these salmonella infections.
Food producers are legally obligated to put products on the market that are safe for consumers, said John Bisnar, founder of the Bisnar | Chase personal injury law firm. “Salmonella contamination may occur as a result of using defective ingredients or because the food products were not stored at proper temperatures. Our firm has represented salmonella poisoning victims for whom this is a horrific and excruciatingly painful experience.”
Bisnar advises victims of food poisoning to take several steps in order to protect their rights. “If you have become ill as a result of consuming food, isolate the food product and label it so it can be tested independently in a laboratory for contamination. It is important that you see your doctor right away and get the treatment you need. It would also be a good idea to report your illness to the local health agency to get it on the record.”
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