Romaine Lettuce Recall Expands: More Than 100 People Infected
The latest romaine lettuce recall is still in effect and growing. The FDA says to not consume any romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California.
According to the FDA, “romaine lettuce that was harvested outside of the Salinas region has not been implicated in this outbreak investigation.”
The CDC and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to the lettuce “to determine the source of contamination and if additional products are linked to illness.”
More than 100 people in 23 states, including Pennsylvania, have gotten sick due to the contaminated romaine lettuce.
The CDC is urging consumers to not eat and retailers to not sell any romaine harvested in Salinas, California.
The outbreak has grown since the initial safety alert officials put out weeks ago.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection can vary. Common symptoms include cramps, nausea, and fatigue. These symptoms can begin anywhere from three to four days after consuming the infected product.
One in six Americans get food poisoning each year and surprisingly, almost half of all cases were caused by produce.
Always be sure to wash your produce and check expiration dates prior to consuming.
Recovering compensation after an injury 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.