Too many consumers fall ill after being exposed to contaminated food products. Salmonella is one of the organisms most commonly linked to food poisoning cases in the United States. As the number of illnesses continues to increase, victims begin to take their cases to court.
While federal regulators continue to warn consumers about potential risks and how they can avoid them by following some important safety tips, many food poisoning cases involving Salmonella are associated with food items produced and sold by negligent, careless companies that fail to put the safety of their consumers first.
The latest announcements concerning a new Salmonella outbreak have been peppered with lawsuit news as well. According to news sites, individuals in Arizona are filing a lawsuit against a California company over a Salmonella outbreak.
According to the lawsuit, there have been 341 causes of Salmonella outbreaks since July 3rd that were directly linked to contaminated cucumbers. In Arizona, at least 66 cases of Salmonella-related illnesses that were traced back to the cucumbers were reported. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strains of Salmonella were found in the cucumbers coming from Mexico. The company responsible for distributing the products was Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, from San Diego CA.
Millions of people fall ill yearly because of food poisoning incidents.
This suit alleges that the company behind the contaminated products was negligent. Consumers who are ever exposed to contaminated products should not wait allow companies that have been negligent to continue exposing others to the same risks.
Salmonella is responsible for 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths each year. Consumers who are healthy often experience certain symptoms for about a week and get better, but those with weakened or compromised immune systems end up being exposed to major threats.
If you’re curious to know more about this lawsuit and the Salmonella outbreaks that impacted hundreds of Americans, follow this link to read the full report.