Don't Eat That Chicken!

Every year thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective products. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these injuries are held accountable due to the product liability laws in this country. Seek legal counsel grilled chicken salad sandwich if you may have been affected by this recall, contact a personal injury attorney for questions or concerns.

Before you make that grilled chicken salad sandwich for your lunch tomorrow, read the following.

The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently announced that Glass Onion Catering, a Richmond, California company, is recalling approximately 182,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully-cooked chicken and ham.

This product may be contaminated withE. coli O157:H7 – a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps for anywhere from 2 to 8 days. While most recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure – common in children under 5 and older adults. Symptoms include bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output.

The following is a partial list of the products being recalled. The possible infected product bear the establishment number “P-34221” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Some of the products subject to recall include:

  • 12 oz. packages of delish pan pacific chop salad
  • 13.4 packages of delish California-style grilled chicken salad
  • 9.9 oz. packages of delish white chicken club wrap
  • 9.9 oz. packages of delish uncured apple wood smoked ham & cheese wrap
  • 10.7 oz. packages of super fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing
  • 11 oz. plastic containers of TRADER JOSE’S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken

For a full list, check the Food and Drug Administration’s website at http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm374327.htm

The products were produced between September 23 and November 6, 2013 and shipped to distribution centers in several states, including California.

Monitoring of this product began at the end of October when several illnesses were reported. On November 6, the FDA was notified that California authorities had reported cases of patients consuming pre-packaged salads with grilled chicken and getting sick.

It has been determined that there is a link between the grilled chicken salads and the illness cluster. According to the FDA, it is uncommon to find E. coli O157:H7 in a poultry product, but they will continue its investigation to identify the source of contamination.

If you or a loved one has gotten sick after eating one of these products, your whole life can be turned upside-down through no fault of your own. You may be out of work; medical bills can start piling up, and the pain is unbearable.

Contact the San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir Tierney & Weck. We are experienced inrepresenting the victims of defective products and helping them recover compensation for their injuries.

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