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Latest Peach Recall Expanded Due to Salmonella Contamination.
The CDC has expanded the recall of peaches as part of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 78 people.
Previously, Target and Aldi were involved in the ongoing recall. The CDC has now added more retailers to the growing list including: Food Lion, Hannaford, Kroger, Russ David Wholesale, Walmart, and Wegmans.
The FDA and the CDC are investigating an ongoing “multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to bagged peaches.”
Currently, 78 people, from 12 different states, have been infected with salmonella due to the recalled peaches.
Any consumer who has bought either loose or bagged peaches at any of the above stores should not consume them and contact the place of purchase for a refund.
If you want to know if your peaches are safe, you can visit the FDA’s website here where they show photos and UPC codes for the affected products.
The investigation is ongoing. The CDC hopes to identify any other retailers selling the contaminated peaches.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection. The elderly, children, and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications.
Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product
If you can prove that your food poisoning or food-related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food-related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.