Food Contamination Causes Outbreak of Salmonella

Walking into one of our Sacramento grocery stores nowadays, I find myself wondering if I am going to be purchasing another product that will show to have some sort of bacteria attached to it, and after consumption, find that it has been recalled. Food poisoning is not the most pleasant of experiences. To add to this badgering thought, today I came across yet another article in the paper, talking about a recalled food product. This time we are presented with salmonella-tainted pot pies, yum yummy.

The maker of these pies, ConAgra Foods, have recalled the product after the pies were linked to a nationwide outbreak of the infection. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are showing that more than 200 cases of salmonella infection have been reported this year, covering 34 states. This salmonella infection shows to be all from the same strain.

A federal lawsuit is being carried out against ConAgra Foods, representing two classes. One class is a consumer class, representing people who bought and/or ate the infected pies. The second class is called an injury class, which will represent all those who after eating such infected pies, became ill.

All food manufacturers have standards they are required to work by. When these standards are violated and/or neglected, the company can face serious liability issues. A food manufacturer has the responsibility of producing a product that is safe to its consumers. They also have a responsibility to ensure that the working area at the manufacturing plant is kept in a way that is safe and free from disease. Plaintiffs in this case are arguing that ConAgra violated these issues.

If you or a loved one have ever been seriously injured because of a food contamination, please call me at the Law Offices of Moseley Collins.

Stay safe and be wary of those pies.

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