Thomas Produce is now recalling jalapeno peppers due to the potential for salmonella contamination. Salmonella bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Consumers are advised to discard any recalled products and consult a healthcare professional immediately if symptoms of food poisoning appear.
Free Jalapeno Pepper Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become sickened with salmonella food poisoning after consuming contaminated jalapeno peppers 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.
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What’s the problem?
March 18, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Thomas Produce of Boca Raton, FL, is currently recalling approximately 320 boxes of jalapeno peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
The fresh, whole, green jalapeno peppers were sold to distributors in Florida, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania from 2/15/2011 to 2/18/2011. The products in question were sold in generic cardboard bushel boxes (1 1/9 bushel size). The 2.5″x1″ affixed label on the box has the code 1054811HJBT.
Salmonella Food Poisoning Information
One of the most common intestinal infections reported nationwide, salmonella food poisoning (salmonella enterocolitis) is a diarrheal illness caused by salmonella bacteria infecting the lining of the small intestine. Contaminated poultry products are the most common food associated with salmonella enterocolitis. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning typically appear 8 to 48 hours after the individual is infected and include:
- abdominal pain
- muscle pain
- joint pain
The illness can last for up to two weeks and the affected individual can continue to shed the bacteria in their feces for up to one year after the initial infection. Read our blog to learn more about salmonella food poisoning.
Do I have a Jalapeno Pepper 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 jalapeno pepper recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.