People eat tomatoes regularly, and they are also used in many dishes as an ingredient. Therefore, when something goes wrong with a batch of tomatoes, the potential risks could affect an enormous number of people. Fortunately, no reports of illness have yet been filed, but Taylor Farms Pacific has announced an immediate grape tomato recall that could affect people all over the western United States. The recall was announced because of concerns regarding the potential presence of salmonella.
According to reports, this grape tomato recall was announced and affects almost 30 brand-packaged salads that are sold in retail outlets that include Albertsons, Raley's, Sam's Club, Savemart, Signature Cafe, and Wal-Mart. These products carry an expiration date ranging from April 27 and May 9. These products were distributed in 13 different states that include Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Salmonella is a form of bacteria that, if ingested by a person, can lead to an outbreak of a medical condition known as salmonellosis. People who are affected by this bacteria often experience initial symptoms that make them think of the flu. These symptoms include diarrhea, fever and severe abdominal cramps. Some cases involving exposure to salmonella are so severe that people need to be hospitalized to treat it, and there are others for whom exposure to this bacteria can be fatal.
Arizona Defective Products Lawyers
When someone is harmed by a defective food product, it could be difficult to understand which food could have caused the illness at issue. Even if the food is identified, those who have been sickened then face the prospect of taking on a large corporation if they choose to attempt to protect their legal rights. These defective products lawsuits also involve high degrees of technical information and burdens of proof that often must be met with the help of the testimony of expert witnesses.
If you or someone you love has been harmed, you need to focus on your recovery and allow experienced professionals to handle the process of making sure your legal rights are protected. Contact the Arizona defective products lawyers at the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.