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Listeria Attorney:  Another  butter recall issued for Listeria
Another recall has been issued for organic nut butters. The most recall is for a variety of Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Wakefern Food Corp., based in Keasbey, New Jersey, issued the recall out of concern that the nut butters may pose a health risk to consumers.
Wakefern’s supplier, Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, notified the company that several nut butters produced in the Oskri facility had tested positive for listeria. The potentially contaminated nut butters were sold in ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, and Dearborn Market stores located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
Five varieties of Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters are included in the recall. All are packed in 16-ounce plastic jars, with best by dates on or before June 2020. The recall includes:

According to Listeria Attorney Ron Simon: “ Listeria is most dangerous to the elderly, those with weak immune systems, and to pregnant women due to Listeria’s impact of fetal growth and development, even causing still-births and miscarriages.”
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have any of these nut butters in their homes should not eat them. Rather, they should dispose of them properly or return them to the store where they were purchased.
Need to talk to a Listeria Attorney who specializes in food poisoning? For more information about the Wholesome Pantry Organic nut butters Listeria Recall, or to speak to a listeria attorney, call 1-888-335-4901.
 

Raw ground beef recalled by Illinois retail store
A store in Mt Prospect, Illinois, is recalling 54 pounds of raw ground beef after health inspectors determined it may be contaminated with e. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered the issue through routine product sampling on March 14, 2019. As a result, La Rosita Fresh Market Inc., recalled ground beef items that were ground in the store and packaged for consumers behind the meat counter.
Potentially contaminated raw ground beef items were packed on March 13 and March 14, 2019 and sold at La Rosita Fresh Market, located at 1805 W. Algonquin Rd in Mt Prospect. Recalled ground beef items include varying weights of ground beef packed in white traLa Rosita Fresh Market beef recallys with plastic wrap. The label contains “MOLIDA DE RES GROUND BEEF” and either “Packed On 3/13/19 Sell By 3/20/19” or “Packed On 3/14/19 Sell By 3/21/19.”
FSIS warns anyone who may have these raw ground beef items at home not to consume them, as they may pose a health hazard. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.
For more information about the La Rosita Fresh Market recall or to speak to an E. coli lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901 and discus your E. coli lawsuit with an experienced food poisoning lawyer.

Salmonella Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome Lawsuit: Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS) Affects About 1-in 20 Food Poisoning Voctims 
Foodborne illnesses can render the small intestines imbalanced. After a malicious bout of food poisoning, the composition of the small intestinal tract microbiota can be left…compromised, to say the least.
In order to orchestrate an array functions like protecting the body against pathogens, alerting the immune system of threats, and digesting/metabolizing insoluble fibers, the gut microbiome needs to have balance.

Tony Coveny, PhD, Infectious Disease Attorney


Food poisonings disrupt the balance of microbes in the small intestine. This imbalance can lead to the chronic inflammation of the small intestines called infectious enteritis (EI) and post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS).
[Note:  Need to file a Salmonella Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome Lawsuit?]
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, IBS is a disorder “associated with abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation or both,” and “foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria increase the risk of developing IBS” (NIDDK)[1].  The term “post-infectious” indicates the connection between having a bout of food poisoning and developing IBS.
Becoming ill from a foodborne pathogen puts you at risk for developing post-infectious IBS (PI-IBS).  There is a growing correlation between individuals recovering from a bout of foodborne illness and PI-IBS. According to an article published in Gastroenterology, the “risk of IBS was 4.2-fold higher in patients who had infectious enteritis in the past 12 months than in individuals in those who had not” (Klem). Additionally, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders claims, “between 6–17% of individuals with IBS” associated their condition and an infectious illness” (IFFGD)[2].
Pathogens like Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Norovirus (viral) and protozoal Giardia lamblia(Klem)[3] all increase the likelihood of developing PI-IBS.
Unfortunately, a widely accepted management strategy PI-IBS does not exist. Diets containing prebiotics and dietary fiber can help modulate the gut microbiota, but there is no cure for PI-IBS.
[1] https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/foodborne-illnesses
[2] https://www.aboutibs.org/what-is-ibs-sidenav/post-infectious-ibs.html
[3] Klem, Fabiane et al. “Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome After Infectious Enteritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” Gastroenterology vol. 152,5 (2017): 1042-1054.e1.
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Cyclospora Lawyer Ron Simon Files Del Monte Cyclospora Lawsuit in Wisconsin as Cyclospora Outbreak Grows – Additional Cyclospora Lawsuits Anticipated
The Cyclospora lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of one of the many victims of food poisoning cyclosporiasis, caused by ingestion of Cyclospora parasites.  The parasites were in a Del Monte veggie tray, sold at Kwik Trip/Kwik Star stores throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.  There are about 78 confirmed cases now, and this is expected to increase as surveillance and monitoring expand with the publication of the outbreak.
For a copy of the Complaint filed by Ron Simon & Associates,  filed in La Crosse, Wisconsin (the headquarters of Kwik Trip), you may email tony@rsaalaw.com or call 1-888-335-4901.  The lawsuit was the first filed by Ron Simon & Associates, who represent numerous Cyclospora victims and have handled major outbreaks of Cyclospora in the past, including Bob’s Taco Station and the Olive Garden/Red Lobster outbreak of Cyclospora.
For more infomration about the Del Monte Cyclospora Lawsuit Filed by Ron Simon & Associates, or Cyclospora in general, call 1-888-335-4901.

Del Monte recalls vegetable trays in cyclospora outbreak
Certain vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip have been recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce NA, Inc., because of their potential to be contaminated with cyclospora. The vegetable trays were distributed to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Del Monte has recalled 6 ounce, 12 ounce, and 28 ounce vegetable trays that were distributed to Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket, and Peapod. The products are marked with a “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018, or earlier. Del Monte 6 oz. Veg Tray w/dip is marked with UPC 7 1752472715 2; Del Monte 12 oz. Veg Tray w/dip is marked with UPC 7 1752472518 9; and Del Monte 28 oz. Small Veg Tray w/dip is marked with UPC 7 1752478604 3.
These packages, distributed for sale in clear plastic containers, should be disposed of properly. Consumers who have purchased the recall products should not eat them.
Cyclospora is a parasite that can cause the intestinal illness Cyclosporiasis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the infection usually is not life threatening. Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis may include watery diarrhea (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Other symptoms that may occur, but are less common, include vomiting and/or low-grade fever.
If you have purchased or consumed any of the potentially contaminated Del Monte vegetable trays, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about filing a lawsuit.

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