Cargill has recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey from the market, following reports of numerous instances of Salmonella poisoning, and at least one death. Reportedly, 77 people in 26 states have fallen ill due to the outbreak of lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella Heidelberg. Government officials suspect ground turkey to be the source, as half the interviewed victims claimed that they had eaten ground turkey prior to falling ill.
According to the World Health Organization, Salmonella is one of the most frequent causes of food borne illness. The infection, salmonellosis, can cause a wide range of complications, including dehydration, life threatening bacteremia (infection of the blood), reactive arthritis, and even death.
Companies responsible for Salmonella food poisoning may include growers, food manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and restaurants. There are potentially a number of entities and individuals in the food production, distribution and retail chain who might bear responsibility for food-borne illnesses suffered by victims and their families.
If you have suffered significant personal injuries, or if a family member or loved one has suffered a wrongful death as the result of a defective product, including food, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.