Attention California Residents: Banner Mountain Sprouts is now recalling organic sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The sprouts in question were distributed to retail stores and wholesalers throughout California. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fever and vomiting.
Free Banner Mountain Sprout Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Banner Mountain Sprouts included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against Banner Mountain Sprouts and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
June 26, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today announcing that Banner Mountain Sprouts is recalling the following products because they may be contaminated with salmonella:
- 4oz. zesty greens
- 5oz. sprout salad
- 4oz. clover
- 2lb. clover
- 4oz. alfalfa/broccoli
- 4oz. alfalfa sprouts
- 1lb. & 2lb. alfalfa sprouts
These products are packaged in a 4 or 5 oz. clear plastic clamshell container, and a 1 or 2 lb. ziplock bag with sell by dates between 6/7/12 and 7/6/12.
The problem was discovered after routine testing conducted by the FDA detected the presence of salmonella. Consumers in possession of any of the products listed above should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. Anyone concerned about a salmonella food poisoning illness should contact their doctor right away.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Eating food contaminated with salmonella bacteria can lead to salmonellosis, an extremely serious bacterial foodborne illness. Salmonellosis infections can be potentially fatal, and are especially dangerous to children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. The most common signs and symptoms of a salmonella food poisoning infection include:
- abdominal chills
- vomiting that can last up to a week
Most otherwise healthy individuals recover from salmonellosis without medical treatment. However, you should always consult your healthcare professional immediately if you begin to experience symptoms such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps. Salmonella food poisoning treatments may include:
- avoiding solid food until symptoms subside
- drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration
If salmonellosis does not resolve quickly, hospitalization and rehydration with intravenous fluids may be necessary.
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Do I Have a Banner Mountain Sprout Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Banner Mountain Sprout recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Banner Mountain Sprout Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Banner Mountain Sprouts included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.