Many news outlets all over the Country announced that Ready Pac Foods, Inc. from CA is recalling over 5,300 cases of mixed salads. The Romaine lettuce in these cases allegedly present a health risk to consumers. Announcements from the FDA state that the recalled item may be contaminated with E. coli.
E. coli causes diarrheal illnesses among other things and may pose as highly risky threats for those with a weak immune system, children and elders.
According to medical reports, healthy adults can recover from E. coli contamination within a week, but other individuals not as healthy may develop a kidney failure disease known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome when they consume an infected product. This kidney condition can cause severe damage to the individual’s health.
The recalled items were allegedly distributed to the state of Oregon, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Idaho and Washington.
The reports demonstrate that no other products from this manufacturer were recalled or contaminated. No illnesses have been reported as the result of the consumption of the contaminated boxes of salad.
As an Everett personal injury attorney I hope all consumers will stop using the products that have been recalled right away.
Remain alert when it comes to food recalls, you might be consuming something that is contaminated. Personal injury lawyers are always ready to assist anyone who has been the victim of a contaminated item, the faster the victim contacts a lawyer the better.