|A Message To Salmonella Outbreak Victims|
A Message To Salmonella Outbreak Victims
The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting individuals sickened in the Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled eggs. We are ready to help you. If you believe that you were injured in this latest Salmonella outbreak, you can request a free legal case evaluation by selecting Salmonella Egg Recall Lawyer, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.
Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak Prompts Egg Recall
Since May of 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, detected a four-fold increase in the number of reported Salmonella Enteritidis infections. All told, some 1,300 Salmonella Enteritidis infections were reported nationwide by public health laboratories. This number however, will surely rise as the investigation into the outbreak and egg recall continues.
An investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak clusters (or sub outbreaks) linked to several restaurants, first suggested that eggs were the likely source of the reported Salmonella illnesses. Traceback investigations further identified two Iowa farms as the producers of the potentially contaminated eggs.
FDA Reports Massive Egg Recall
On August 13 and 18, 2009, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa recalled a total of 380 million eggs, sold to food wholesalers, distribution centers, and foodservice companies in 22 states and Mexico. On August 20, 2010, Hillandale Farms of Iowa recalled 170.4 million eggs, distributed to grocery stores, distributors and wholesalers in 14 states. The recalled shell eggs are packaged under a number of different brand names. For a complete list of egg brands subject to recall, please see FDA Egg Recall.
The FDA cautions that consumers should not eat the recalled eggs or products containing recalled eggs. Recalled eggs may still be in grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers’ homes.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometime bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food.
What You Can Do If You Suspect A Salmonella Infection
If you suspect that you may have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you consumed eggs or handled eggs that may have been recalled.
Contact The Law Firm Of Eric H. Weinberg For Salmonella Lawsuit Information
If you are diagnosed with Salmonella, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by selecting Salmonella Egg Recall Lawyer, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.
The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg and www.foodpoisoning.com believe that the best way to protect yourself and your loved during an outbreak is to stay informed. Please see www.foodsafety.gov for egg recall and Salmonella outbreak updates.