What began as a food recall in California and Colorado has recently become a nationwide alert as bagged salads by River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC have been designated as dangerous due to Listeria contamination. According to WebMD Health News, consumers should be on the lookout for the recalled products and check all potentially-affected products they may have in their home.
There are a large variety of bagged salads sold under many different brand names that are affected by this recall. Affected brand names include Farm Stand, Shurfresh, River Ranch, Hy-Vee, Sysco, and The Farmer’s Market, and products range from coleslaw to lettuce bags, and the bags come in various sizes. However, all affected products have either a “best by” date from May 12 through May 22 or a Julian date between 116 and 125, which can be found in the top right corner of the bags.
Listeria food poisoning symptoms are very similar to a serious case of the flu, with victims experiencing nausea, abdominal pain, stiffness, high fever, and severe headache. Unlike the flu, however, Listeria poisoning is much more dangerous and potentially fatal for the very young, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Listeria-related illness and other food poisoning can result in serious damages and complications that may be permanent. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose food poisoning lawyers can hold the manufacturers responsible for your illnesses and related losses and find proper compensation to help you recover and move forward with your life. For more information on how we may be able to help you, contact our legal team today at (800) 900-0863.