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Edamame Recall Listeria Infection Lawsuit

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Ever wondered about the safety of the food you consume? In recent news, edamame products have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination, sparking concerns about food safety.

As a seasoned personal injury attorney, I’ve encountered numerous cases involving food safety issues, including instances of product recalls due to contamination concerns. In one of my cases, I witnessed firsthand the serious repercussions that food poisoning can have on individuals and their families.

With my expertise in navigating complex legal matters and advocating for the rights of victims, I’m committed to seeking justice and compensation for those affected.

Complimentary Private Legal Review: Should you or someone close have experienced symptoms of food poisoning subsequent to consuming edamame, it’s important to reach out to our law practice without delay. You could be eligible for a settlement through legal action, and our attorneys are here to assist.

Quick Summary

  • Trader Joe’s and Advanced Fresh Concepts recalled edamame products due to potential Listeria contamination, affecting multiple states.
  • Listeriosis, caused by Listeria monocytogenes, can lead to severe symptoms, especially in vulnerable populations like children and the elderly.
  • The recall involves approximately 320 boxes of edamame, and Listeria infections result in an estimated 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths annually in the U.S. according to the CDC.

Trader Joe’s Edamame Recall

Las Vegas-based Tesoro’s Trading Co. on Dec. 16, 2020, issued a recall for frozen “Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame” over potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes [1]. The recalled edamame was sold at Trader Joe’s retail stores in the Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Utah regions.

Affected products come in a 16-ounce plastic package and are stamped on the back bottom portion of the package with one of the following lot numbers: 22LA102 M, 22LA102 N, 22LA102 P, 22LA080 B.

Advanced Fresh Concepts Edamame Recall

In March 2017, the FDA announced a recall [2] after random quality testing found potential listeria contamination in edamame produced by Advanced Fresh Concepts (AFC).

Products affected by the recall include packages branded “Edamame — Soybeans in Pods,” dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017, with the UPC code 0-23012-00261-9.

These items were sold at sushi counters in grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Retailers have been notified and the affected product should no longer be on sale.

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What is Listeriosis?

Listeriosis is the term used to describe the illness that occurs when someone is infected with Listeria monocytogenes.

Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk from listeriosis.

Signs and symptoms of listeriosis include:

  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

If listeriosis spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:

  • Severe Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Confusion
  • Loss of balance
  • Convulsions

How Can You Reduce Your Risk for a Listeria Infection?

You can reduce your risk for Listeria infection by following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and start by cooking raw food from animal sources thoroughly.

Other things you can do include:

  • Wash raw vegetables before eating.
  • Keep uncooked meats separate from vegetables, cooked foods, and ready-to-eat foods.
  • Do not consume unpasteurized milk or foods made from raw milk.
  • Wash hands, utensils, and cutting boards after handling uncooked foods.

Recommendations for persons at high risk (pregnant women, persons with weakened immune systems):

  1. Avoid soft cheeses such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined, and Mexican-style cheese.
  2. Cook until steaming hot left-over foods or ready-to-eat foods prior to eating.
  3. Avoid foods from deli counters or thoroughly reheat these items before eating.

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Have you or a loved one suffered food poisoning from consuming contaminated food or beverages?

Do I Have an Edamame Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at a law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers who focus on representing plaintiffs in food poisoning lawsuits, such as Listeria infections. We handle individual litigation nationwide and are currently accepting new Listeria infection cases in all 50 states.

Again, if you get symptoms of food poisoning from recalled edamame, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit, and we can help.

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