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Red Robin E. coli Lawsuit: At Least Three Confirmed Cases of E. Coli

In what Red Robin company officials claim is an isolated incident, multiple customers have tested positive for E. coli at Red Robin’s Westminster, Colorado location, potentially leading to a series of Red Robin E. coli lawsuits against the parent company. As is typical in these situations, the location in question has been temporarily closed down during an investigation. Of the three customers having tested positive so far, two have been hospitalized. These individuals include two children and one adult, though it remains to be seen if the victims are related.

Upon investigation of this E. coli outbreak, health violations surfaced. These violations, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, include improper hand washing of employees, improper food storage leading to potential cross-contamination, and general cleanliness violations. Each of these findings are likely to be important facts in the Red Robin E. coli lawsuits that are likely to result. The restaurant is closed while staff brings conditions up to health standards and are retrained on correct procedures for safety and cleanliness.

Red Robin E. coli Lawsuit

Tony Coveny, PhD, Infectious Disease Attorney

Red Robin officials assert that they are taking this E. coli outbreak extremely seriously and is taking steps to better conditions for both customers and employees. This particular strain of E. coli called O157:H7 is identified as Shiga Toxin producing E. coli – or STEC for short, is the most often occurring of all food borne illnesses, and the most common to form the foundation of an e. coli lawsuits. This bacterial infection can lead to a syndrome called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. According to the Mayo Clinic, this syndrome can ultimately lead to kidney failure and death. In most cases, however, the symptoms are overwhelmingly diarrhea which can last for days and is typically bloody in nature. Other symptoms that usually accompany the diarrhea are stomach discomfort, vomiting and fever.

Red Robin E. coli lawsuit – how do people get e. coli in food? E. coli typically spreads from improper hand washing, i.e. not using hot water, soap and sufficient time in washing hands after possible fecal contamination while having a bowel movement. Restaurant employees are required to follow a proper handwashing protocol especially as they handle food going to the public. E. coli is transmitted person to person through oral means or by the infected person having contaminated food or liquids directly. Any patron having eaten at the Red Robin in Westminster, Colorado at the 799 West 146th Avenue location specifically, since about June 1, 2019, are encouraged to seek medical observation.

For more information about a Red Robin E. coli lawsuit, or about e. coli lawsuits or claims generally, call 1-888-335-4901.

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/07/11/westminster-red-robin-e-coli/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20352399

https://www.foodpoisoningnews.com/red-robin-e-coli-outbreak-westminster-red-robin-patrons-acquire-e-coli/

Salmonella Lawyer Update: Cavi Brand Whole, Fresh Papayas Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Once Again

After an intense investigation the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the connection between the Cavi brand whole, fresh maradol papayas and the multistate salmonella outbreak.

On July 5th the FDA and CDC officially announced that the salmonella outbreak which affected 71 people as of July 3rd was caused by the Cavi brand papayas distributed by Agroson’s LLC of Bronx, New York.

According to the FDA the multistate outbreak started on dates ranging from January 14, 2019, to June 16, 2019 and has had cases reported from 8 different states. The cases linked to the outbreak have been reported from Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas.

No deaths have been reported but 71 people have been affected by this papaya salmonella outbreak, 27 of which have been hospitalized. The CDC said “The hospitalization rate in the outbreak is 60%, compared with about 20% in most salmonella outbreaks.”

There has been no recall announced on the Cavi brand whole, fresh maradol papayas but the FDA has consulted with the firm on the possibility of a recall. The FDA does not suspect papayas from other distributors to be part of the salmonella outbreak, but they will continue their investigation to try to determine the root cause of the contamination of the implicated brand.Papaya Salmonella lawyer

The FDA announced that Distributors don’t need to withhold Mexican papayas from distribution, with the exception of the Cavi brand. But they do strongly advises importers, suppliers, and distributors, as well as restaurants, retailers, and other food service providers from all states to not sell or distribute whole, fresh papayas from Agroson’s LLC that are labeled under the Cavi brand. They also advice consumers who might have any Cavi brand papaya in their home to dispose of it.

For more information about Cavi brand whole, fresh maradol papayas, about the papaya salmonella outbreak, or to speak to a Food Poisoning Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.

https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/uganda-06-19/index.html

https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/salmonella-uganda-likely-linked-whole-fresh-papayas-june-2019

https://www.foodpoisoningnews.com/another-salmonella-melon-outbreak-mexican-papayas-lead-to-62-illnesses/

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McDonald’s Cyclospora Lawsuits: One Year Later Victims Still Bringing Claims

                                                                       

The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates was the first to file a lawsuit when McDonald’s voluntarily recalled contaminated salads sold at more than 3000 locations in the wake of a 15-state cyclospora outbreak.

 

Over the last 12 months, Ron Simon has filed additional lawsuits and has represented over 100 victims, settling dozens of claims while continuing to accept new clients.

 

It Is Not Too Late To File a Claim – Contact the Cyclospora Claim Center

 

There is still time to file a claim for most of the victims in this outbreak.  Ron Simon encourages victims to file sooner rather than later as it is always preferable to do so when the evidence is still fresh. It is also important to make sure victims do not wait until after the statute of limitations has run – in most states between one and three years from the onset of illness.

 

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, there were at least 511 laboratory confirmed illnesses mostly in the midwest United States.  At least 24 were hospitalized.

 

Cyclospora is a parasite found in feces-contaminated imported fruits and vegetables that causes vomiting, severe bloating, abdominal cramping, gas, and diarrhea.  The symptoms of cyclosporiasis can last for months, and medical professionals must specifically request a cyclospora stool test to confirm the illness.

 

Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Cyclospora Claim Center to assist victims in the outbreak.  The Cyclospora Claim Center can be reached toll-free at 1-888-335-4901 or online at https://mcdonalds.ronsimonassociates.com.

 

About Ron Simon & Associates

 

Over the last 20 years, Ron Simon and his colleagues have prosecuted thousands of food poisoning cases for victims across the United States.  His work has resulted in numerous upgrades to food safety procedures in Fortune 500 companies and in legislation designed to protect consumers from dangerous food-borne pathogens.

 

Mr. Simon and his clients have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and virtually all other major television networks and print media.  Mr. Simon and his firm have collected over $700,000,000 for their clients.  He regularly publishes articles about food safety and litigation at www.foodpoisoningnews.com which are read by viewers in over 180 countries.

 

More information about cyclospora is available at www.ronsimonassociates.com.

 

 

 

 

Del Monte Cyclospora Lawsuits: One Year Later Victims Still Bringing Claims

                                                                       

The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates was the first to file a lawsuit when Del Monte announced the voluntary recall of 6 – 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket and Peapod retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.   Since then, Ron Simon has worked hard to settle the claims of numerous victims, as well as the claims of those who have only recently contacted the law firm.

 

Its Not Too Late To File a Claim

 

There is still time to file a claim for most of the victims in the affected region.  Ron Simon encourages victims to do so sooner rather than later as it is always preferable to do so when the evidence is more recent and to make sure they do not wait until after the applicable statute of limitations has run – in many states between one and three years.

 

According to the CDC, by September 6, 2018, there were at least 250 laboratory confirmed illnesses in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. But his number is very likely only a small fraction of the number who actually became ill with Cyclospora, a parasite found in feces-contaminated imported fruits and vegetables that causes vomiting, severe bloating, abdominal cramping, gas, and diarrhea.  The symptoms of Cyclosporiasis can come and go over the course of a couple months, and it difficult to diagnose because medical professionals must specifically request a Cyclospora screen when sending a fecal sample in for testing.

 

Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Cyclospora Claim Center to assist victims in the outbreak.  The Cyclospora Claim Center can be reached toll-free at 1-888-335-4901 or online at http://www.delmontelawsuit.com/

 

About Ron Simon & Associates

 

Over the last 20 years, Ron Simon and his colleagues have prosecuted thousands of food poisoning cases for victims across the United States.  His work has resulted in numerous upgrades to food safety procedures in Fortune 500 companies and in legislation designed to protect consumers from dangerous food-borne pathogens.

 

Mr. Simon and his clients have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and virtually all other major television networks and print media.   Mr. Simon has collected over $700,000,000 for his clients.  He regularly publishes articles about food safety and litigation at www.foodpoisoningnews.com which are read by viewers in over 180 countries. More information about Cyclospora is available at https://ronsimonassociates.com.

 

Through litigation, media commentary, and his food poisoning publications, Mr. Simon relentlessly challenges food manufacturers, distributors, and restaurants to do a better job in making our food safe.

 

 

 

Kellogg’s Salmonella Lawsuits: One Year Later Victims Still Bringing Claims

                                                                       

The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates filed a series of lawsuits last year against Kellogg’s immediately after the FDA and CDC announced their finding that Honey Smacks Cereal was the source of a national Salmonella outbreak.  On September 27, the CDC announced it had confirmed 135 cases of salmonellosis in 36 states, in victims ranging from 1 to 95 years old.

 

One year later, Ron Simon is working hard to settle the claims of numerous victims, as well as the claims of those who have only recently contacted the law firm.

 

Its Not Too Late To File a Claim

 

There is still time to file a claim for most of the victims in the affected 36 states.  Ron Simon encourages victims to do so sooner rather than later as it is always preferable to do so when the evidence is more recent and to make sure they do not wait until after the applicable statute of limitations has run – in many states between one and three years.

 

The victims of the Kellogg Honey Smack Cereal outbreak suffered from symptoms including vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea.  For those with a confirmed case of Salmonella, the victims were called by the local health department who interviewed them about the foods they had eaten as a part of the investigation into the source of the salmonellosis.  Victims with confirmed cases are strongly encouraged to seek legal representation.

 

Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Kellogg’s Salmonella Claim Center to assist victims in the outbreak.  The Kellogg’s Salmonella Claim can be reached toll-free at 1-888-335-4901 or online at http://www.kelloggslawsuit.com/

 

About Ron Simon & Associates

 

Over the last 20 years, Ron Simon and his colleagues have prosecuted thousands of food poisoning cases for victims across the United States.  His work has resulted in numerous upgrades to food safety procedures in Fortune 500 companies and in legislation designed to protect consumers from dangerous food-borne pathogens.

 

Mr. Simon and his clients have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and virtually all other major television networks and print media.   Mr. Simon has collected over $700,000,000 for his clients.  He regularly publishes articles about food safety and litigation at www.foodpoisoningnews.com which are read by viewers in over 180 countries. More information about Salmonella is available at https://ronsimonassociates.com.

 

Through litigation, media commentary, and his food poisoning publications, Mr. Simon relentlessly challenges food manufacturers, distributors, and restaurants to do a better job in making our food safe.

The Growing Dangers of Zoonotic –Zoonosis Pathogens: Recent San Diego Petting Zoo E. coli Outbreak Takes the Life of One Young Hero

Two terms that have entered the English daily lexicon of late include “Zoonotic” and “Zoonosis.”  Both terms relate to the spread of diseases between the human and animal kingdoms – a topic that at first glance may seem a bit academic to the general public.  But they only seem academic until they become epidemic – think of the Black Plague that killed as many as 30 to 60% of the population of some European nations, or a total of between 20 and 200 million people or the more recent outbreaks of Ebola have been traced to either primates or bats.  And most recently, a young child was killed (and others seriously sickened) after contracting  E. coli from a petting zoo in San Diego.

Unfortunately, zoonotic episodes have been on the rise in both numbers and intensity, with viral outbreaks, bacterial outbreaks, fungal outbreaks, or parasitic outbreaks happening every year.  Recent outbreaks, that have been reported on  a great deal, include the more common-place outbreaks of pathogens like a salmonella outbreak linked to pet turtles, a salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicks, salmonella outbreak linked to other small animals, E. coli outbreaks linked to petting zoos, or common household pets like dogs and cats.  There are also more and more cases of transfers of potentially deadly pathogens such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (commonly referred to as “BSE”), avian influenza, the Nipah virus, brucellosis, ebola, rabies (often carried by bats, dogs, and other animals), and parasitic diseases which can include cysticercosis/taeniasis or echinococcosis/hydatidosis.

Some outbreaks cause minor injury, while others have proven fatal or life-changing, such as when an E. coli illness results in Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome.

The reality is that zoonotic diseases infect tens of thousands of victims in the U.S. alone every year. And the number is growing with deforestation, increases in the human populations, decreases in animal habitat, global warming, domestication and trade in wild animals, and changes in cultural and food habits among humans.  According to the CDC as many as 11 of the most recent 12 outbreaks of infectious disease that posed serious human health consequences may have originated in animals.

Common carriers include, but are no way limited to, the following: 

  1. Cats who carry the plague, anthrax, cowpox;
  2. Dogs who carry tapeworms, Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever;
  3. Pigs that carry influenza or Brucellosis;
  4. Rabbits that carry the Q-Fever;
  5. Goats who carry E. coli; and
  6. Sheep that carry tick-borne encephalitis.

Those most at risk include, rather obviously, farmers, those who raise and care for animals, veterinarians, and knackery workers. But increasingly, due to the commercialization of small pets including chicks, salamanders, turtles, pigs, Guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, snakes, and the prevalence of petting zoos, more an d more people (including minors) are being exposed to these disease and becoming ill from handing these animals.

How to Prevent the Spread of Zoonotic Disease:

Preventing the spread of Zoonotic disease requires insight into how they are spread.  According to scientists who study Zoonotic diseases, there are four major pathways to the spread of these communicable diseases.  These include: Direct contact (this can include sheering sheep or petting a sick animal); Indirect contact (this can include contact with feces, water in which animals have been swimming, or contaminate surfaces); Vector-borne (these include conduits such as fleas, mosquitos, or ticks who deliver the pathogen); and Foodborne (this includes eating animal products or food contaminated with animal product).

Each of these paths to communicable disease can be reduced through affirmative action, such as practicing good personal hygiene.  This may include carefully monitoring children at a petting zoos and making them thoroughly wash or sanitize their hands after petting animals – this is one step that might have helped prevent the tragic death of a child after petting animals in a petting zoo in San Diego and contracting E. coli.   Treatment of scratches, wounds or bites is another way to prevent the spread of these communicable disease.  This can include treating with Bactrim or alcohol.  The use of barriers, such as aprons, vests, mouth covers, or gloves can also reduce the spread of zoonotic infectious disease.  Proper cleaning of work spaces, animal and food preparation sites can also help reduce zoonotic episodes – another practice that might have prevented the deadly San Diego Petting Zoo tragedy.  Vector-borne outbreaks can be reduced by proper pest control measures, like preventing fleas, mosquitos, etc. from reproducing or spreading in areas where animals are kept.

For more information about food borne outbreaks, to discuss zoonotic outbreaks or to speak to a food poisoning lawyer, call 11-888-335-4901.,

 

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https://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/ebola-and-one-health

Illnesses Reported at Pita Hot in Orange County, California

Pita Hot Open for Business Despite Hundreds of Reports of Illness

Family-owned restaurant Pita Hot serves up Mediterranean fare in Orange County, California. Highly rated by customers, Pita Hot is known for their beef and chicken Shawarma, kabobs, lamb and falafel. Over the past few weeks, however, hundreds of loyal patrons have reported major illness following their dining experience at the Pita Hot. Health officials are linking these reports to the extremely common, yet potentially dangerous, Norovirus. More than 685 million cases of this gastrointestinal illness are thought to occur worldwide, annually, resulting in approximately 200,00 deaths.

Despite the high number of reported illnesses, the Pita Hot has been given the green light to continue operating. Closed for one day only, during which Pita Hot was instructed clean and dispose of more than 1,200 lbs. of potentially contaminated food, they were allowed to reopen their doors the following day. Health inspectors have since linked the virus to sick employees. The norovirus can transmit through various channels- the air, contaminated surfaces or person-to-person contact. In this case there is confirmation of at least two sick employees. As a condition of re-opening the sick employees were required to vacate the premises for a minimum of 72 hours following the end of all symptoms.

By law, restaurants must report cases of two or more restaurant employees experiencing gastrointestinal illness to the local enforcement agency. It is unclear if employee illnesses were reported or if the outbreak was surfaced by the nearly two hundred restaurant patrons. In addition to the ill workers, the local enforcement called out several concerns related to conditions at the restaurant that can contribute to food related illness. These concerns were related in part to incorrect temperatures of stored foods. In particular, they found meats kept at too low of a temperature, creating a breeding ground for foodborne bacterium. Additionally, they report dirty conditions and employees living at the restaurant.

As there are no mandates specific to the amount of time a restaurant must be closed in the case of a foodborne illness outbreak, the health department makes the call they deem appropriate. A protocol is followed that identifies the violations, determines the source and actions are taken to mitigate any further problems. Once the restaurant is found to be in compliance the health department will allow re-opening. At this time, Pita Hot has taken the corrective actions as directed by Orange County Health Department and can resume serving up their Mediterranean fare. With hundreds having fallen ill from improper food handling and ill employees – hopefully Pita Hot will take much greater care going forward.

For more information about Illnesses Reported at Pita Hot in Orange County, California, or to speak to a food poisoning lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norovirus

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Food Poisoning Lawyer Update: Tequila’s Mexican Grill Closes Due to Mystery Illness

It’s been a difficult week for this Charlotte, Michigan restaurant, Tequila’s Mexican Grill, but more so for the nearly 40 patrons reporting illness following a meal there. Health officials have worked this week to identify the cause and while they have not found it, they were able to rule out ‘norovirus’. This discovery, widening the mystery, led to a second closure this week. Having been ordered to shut their doors on Tuesday, Tequila’s was given the green light to reopen them following inspection by the Barry-Eaton District Health Department. In the following days more patrons reported digestive illness and the Health Department once again ordered them closed for investigation effective Friday night, June 21.

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Food Poisoning Lawyer Tony Coveny, PhD is a food safety lawyer, author and commentator. He works with National Food Safety Lawyer Ron Simon.

Health officials, as is protocol, supervised clean up of the restaurant – both kitchen and dining area and verified all prepared food was thrown out. And, as the Department of Health works through this mystery outbreak, they will not even consider allowing re-opening until confirmation that all food-handling standards are being met at this establishment.

Tequila’s Mexican Grill is inspected twice annually and all violations addressed in the most recent inspection, April of this year, were corrected according to officials. These violations had to do with temperatures used to both store and cool food and storage of raw meats in close proximity to ready-to-eat foods.

There is no time-table for re-opening as inspectors use data collected and assistance from those having fallen ill in hopes to get at an answer. As of Fridays’ closure 39 patrons reported illness but more reports were coming in. Health officials have declined to update the number of reports at this time.

The almost 40 patrons reporting illness so far were all experiencing gastrointestinal issues. Symptoms included abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Food poisoning, or foodborne illness can start within just hours of consuming contaminated food. Generally, food poisoning is caused by improperly handled or improperly cooked items, however, the problem can arise any time during processing of the food. Typically, the cause is found to be infectious organisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites found in the consumed product.

Safe food handling makes all the difference in food safety and the Health Department expects restaurants such as Tequilas’ Mexican Grill to remain in compliance. Consumers deserve a meal that is not only delicious, but safely prepared.

For more information about the Tequila’s Mexican Grill Closure, or to speak to a Food Poisoning Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.

https://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/foodborne-illness-outbreaks/tequilas-mexican-grill-closed-due-to-food-poisoning/

https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/06/michigan-mexican-restaurant-temporarily-closed-after-customer-illnesses.html

https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/symptoms.html

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Flour E.coli Lawyer Update: King Arthurs Flour Recall

Following Aldi’s Baker Corners’ flour recall last month the King Arthur flour brand has issued a recall on over 14,000 cases of 5-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour.

King Arthur Flour Brand issued the recall after being informed by ADM Milling Co. that certain wheat used to make their flour had been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections. On May 24 the CDC stated that they would be investigating a multistate outbreak of E.coli O26 infections linked to the flour packaged by ADM Milling Co.

As of now there have been 17 reported cases of E.coli in 8 states 3 of the reported cases have been hospitalized fortunately there has been no reported casualties as of today. There has been no direct sign of the cases being linked to King Arthur’s flour brand since the recall.

According to Flour E. Coli Lawyer Ron Simon, while the King Arthur flour brand recall does not include purchases done through the following mediums, at present, caution should still be used as recalls often expand over time:

The FDA has yet to inform if any other companies have received flour produced by DM Milling factory – Flour E. Coli Lawyer Ron Simon will be monitoring the recalls and potential illnesses related to the presence of E. coli in flour.

Because the used by dates on the King Arthur flour brand recalls are all on December it is advised to anyone who still has a King Arthur flour brand at home outside of their original packaging to use caution and dispose of it.

In order to avoid the possibilities of contracting E. coli from flour it is best to:

It is recommended to seek medical assistance if you believe you have contracted E. coli as 5 to 15% of people diagnosed with it may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially life-threatening form of kidney failure. The symptoms of E. coli may include:

For more information about the King Arthur Flour recall, flour and E. coli, or to speak to a Flour E. Coli Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.

Pillsbury Flour E. coli Lawyer Update on Pillsbury Flour Recall

Pillsbury bread issued a recall on Pillsbury Best 5 lb. Bread flour due to a potential presence of pathogenic E. coli on June 14th.

Following the recall of King Arthurs flour last week, Pillsbury announced that it would be recalling 4,620 contaminated cases of its 5 lb. Bread Flour. According to the FDA the contaminated cases were distributed across 10 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The recalled cases have UPC codes of 051500200315, lot codes of 8342 and 8343. The used-by-dates of the products are June 8, 2020 and June 9, 2020.

ADM Milling Co. informed Hometown food of a certain batch of wheat used to make the two lots of Pillsbury Best 5lb. ADM Milling in Buffalo, New York has been associated in the production of four other flour products linked  to E.coli illnesses.

No reported illnesses associated with Pillsbury Best bread flour have been reported, but it is advised to take caution when eating food that may have used the contaminated product.

Pillsbury bread flour products with other UPC numbers, best by dates, and lot codes have not been affected by the recall. As the use-by date of the contaminated product is in June 2020 consumers are advised to use caution if they have Pillsbury Best bread flour outside of the original bag. FDA recommends that if a customer is in possession of one of these affected products to discard it immediately or return it to the retail location from which it was purchased on in a safe manner.

E. coli lawyer Ron Simon and the FDA advises consumers to avoid the consumption of raw flour of any kind; this includes dough and batter made with flour. When working with flour clean the work surface, utensils, bowls, plates, and your hands well with soap and water after use, make sure the food cooked with flour is cooked thoroughly before eating. Always try to avoid cross- contamination between flour and other foods products.

For more information about the Pillsbury Flour recall or to speak to an E. Coli Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/cooperation-adm-milling-co-hometown-food-company-issues-voluntary-recall-specific-lot-codes

 

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