Peanut Plant Ignored Salmonella Contamination, Landau predicts product liability cases for contaminated food
Federal health officials found that there was prior salmonella contamination at the peanut butter factory where the tainted food was formulated. Internal tests at a Georgia peanut butter plant linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak revealed at least a dozen instances of salmonella contamination during 2007 and 2008. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA“) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC“), the Peanut Corporation of America shipped the products anyway. The outbreak has killed eight people and sickened more than 500 others in 43 states and Canada. The Federal health regulators announcement was reported by The Washington Post.
Doug Landau, of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., has handled food poisoning and tainted food cases. They are extremely time sensitive, according to the Herndon Reston area injury and disability lawyer. If you or someone you know has been harmed by tainted or contaminated food, get immediate medical attention, preserve the wrappers, food and packaging and seek legal assistance promptly.