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Deli Meats, Cheeses Recalled for Listeria Contamination

May 16, 2019 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities in several different states are investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses that have sickened at least 8 people, including 1 death.

At least 8 people in 4 states have been diagnosed with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes, CDC said. All 8 people have been hospitalized for complications resulting from their illness, and 1 death has been reported in Michigan.

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What’s the problem?

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence gathered by the CDC suggests that the suspect meats and cheeses, which were sliced at deli counters, might be contaminated with listeria and could make people sick. All of those who got sick reported eating a variety of meats and cheeses purchased from deli counters in many different retail locations, the agency said. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found here.

Listeria specimens from ill people were collected from November 13, 2016 to March 4, 2019, CDC said. Ill people range in age from 40 to 88 years, with a median age of 57. A common supplier of deli products has still not been identified, according to the CDC.

Listeria Symptoms

  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

CDC Recommendation

CDC is warning consumers to avoid eating products prepared at delis, and retailers to stop selling deli-sliced products. Retailers should also clean and sanitize all deli slicers frequently, and other areas where deli products are prepared, stored, or served to avoid cross contamination.

Do I have a Deli Meat 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 deli meat recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria cases in all 50 states.

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