A New York company is now recalling chives nationwide because they may be contaminated with listeria bacteria. This recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection which revealed that the product contained the bacteria. If you’ve consumed chives included this recall and are now experiencing symptoms of food poisoning, you should contact your healthcare professional immediately.
Free Goodness Gardens Chives Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed symptoms of listeria food poisoning after consuming chives included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
May 10, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Goodness Gardens, Inc. of New Hampton, NY is now recalling chives Lot # 0201111, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The chives in question were distributed in various plastic clamshell containers: 0.25 oz. (UPC 0 21985 20005 6), 2/3 oz. (UPC 0 21985 10004 2), in 1 lb. bags, and ½ oz. twist tie bunches. The products were distributed to retail stores in NY, NJ, CT, MA, PA, MD, AL, IL, and VA.
Listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) is caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Infections typically affect pregnant women, newborn babies, and individuals with compromised immune systems. Symptoms of listeriosis include:
- difficulty breathing
- poor feeding in newborns
The earlier listeriosis is detected the better, so it is important to report any symptoms to your doctor immediately after experiencing them. In severe cases, listeriosis can lead to life-threatening complications including septicemia (a generalized blood infection) and meningitis, which is characterized by an inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding the brain.
Do I have a Goodness Gardens Chives Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Goodness Gardens chives recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria food poisoning cases in all 50 states.