Attention Akron, Ohio Residents: Spicy Bean Burgers are now being recalled from the Earth Fare location in Akron due to possible salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated as the result of routine FDA sampling which revealed that the finished product tested positive for the bacteria. Consumers who have purchased the frozen burgers in question are advised to discard them immediately or return them to the store for a full refund.
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What’s the problem?
June 17, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Earth Fare of Fletcher, NC is now recalling its frozen Spicy Bean Burgers distributed and sold in the Earth Fare located in Akron, Ohio due to the potential for salmonella contamination. The products in question were sold in 10-ounce boxes with the UPC code 8-78602-00518 and lot codes #05311 and #06711.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses reported by consumers, and the company has removed all affected lot codes from store shelves. Both Earth Fare and the FDA are continuing their investigation as to the source of the contamination. Consumers are advised to take every precautionary measure to ensure health and safety. If you have purchased Spicy Bean Burgers from Earth Fare with the indicated UPC and lot codes, you should discard the product immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
What is Salmonella Food Poisoning?
Salmonella bacteria are a group of microscopic living creatures that are the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness in the United States. The Salmonella family includes nearly 2,500 stereotypes of bacteria which are too small to be seen without a microscope. Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium are the two most common stereotypes found, and account for approximately fifty percent of all human infection.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), salmonellosis is an infection caused by Salmonella bacteria that causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths each year in the United States alone. Although in certain individuals salmonellosis could be asymptomatic, most people experience some or all of the following signs and symptoms within eight to 72 hours after contaminated food is eaten:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- abdominal cramps
Most salmonella outbreaks can be avoided through cleanliness – hand washing with soap and hot water can do wonders to prevent infection. By using filtered drinking water, washing produce thoroughly, and not consuming undercooked foods such as eggs or meat, you can also greatly reduce your chance of being exposed to Salmonella bacteria.
Do I have an Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger Recall Lawsuit?
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