October 1, 2012
A massive recall has been issued for jars of peanut butter after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed they were potentially exposed to Salmonella contamination. NBC-Connecticut stated the jars have been responsible for 29 cases of foodborne illness in 18 states.
The recall was initiated by Sunland, a manufacturer for the grocery store chain, Trader Joe's, over the weekend after the contamination was discovered. The recall initially only affected Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, but was soon expanded to include more than 75 different brands and types of butters produced by Sunland.
Anyone who is in possession of Sunland produced peanut butter, listed as a defective product and manufactured between May 1 and September 24, has been instructed to dispose of it immediately and to contact the company. Any adverse events that may occur as a result of ingestion of a contaminated product are to be reported to the FDA immediately.
Salmonella is a single-celled bacterium that can cause several diseases, including typhoid fever. Ingesting contaminated foods is the most common way of contracting it and can lead to high fevers, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramping.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers believe food distributors and manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe for consumption. That's why the firm says they are here to help anyone who has suffered adverse health events after eating a contaminated food item.