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Thumb Oilseed Recalls Soy Flour Due to Salmonella

In a news release, Thumb Oilseed Producer’s Cooperative, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary recall of 2623, 40-pound bags and 360, 1500-pound totes of soybean flour, in conjunction with 924, .08-ton loads of their bulk soy meal due to the potential that they are contaminated with Salmonella.

This recall affects soy flour distributed in 40-pound paper bags under the brand names Nex Soy and Soy Beginnings and soy flour sold in 1500-pound polyurethane totes under the brand name Soy Beginnings. The soy meal affected was distributed in .08-ton loads after custom processing. The recalled soy products were distributed to limited groups of wholesale customers across the northern United States in shipments from November 2010 through September 2011. The company is contacting these wholesale customers in order to contain and recover the potentially contaminated products and protect consumer health.

Salmonella is an organism that can result in serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and individuals with weakened immune systems, such as the frail or elderly. Symptoms of Salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, the organism can escape into the bloodstream and result in more severe or chronic illnesses.

Neither the company nor the FDA has received reports of illness in relation to this recall.

As a Vancouver personal injury attorney, I’ve witnessed similar recalls in the past and hope that no one is adversely affected by this potential food contamination. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a contaminated food product, call a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about your rights in the matter.