What's the Problem?
The recalled salads were sold in 12-ounce bags in Jewel-Osco produce departments, featuring "best if used by" dates of May 16, 2020, through July 4, 2020, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) .
Affected products are labeled with the UPC code 21130 98135 and plant number S5417, FDA said. The salads were sold at Jewel-Osco grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.
Cyclospora cayetanesis is a microscopic parasite infecting the small intestine, commonly caused by consuming food or water contaminated by feces, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . Signs and symptoms of a cyclospora infection include:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Stomach cramps and pain
- Bloating and gas
- Body aches
Some people who are infected with cyclospora may not show any food poisoning symptoms, the CDC said.
Illinois Woman Sues Jewel-Osco for Slip and Fall Accident
In December 2020, a woman from Will County, Illinois, filed a personal injury lawsuit against Jewel-Osco after suffering a slip and fall accident inside a local grocery store.
Plaintiff Beverly Dixon sued Jewel-Osco in Joliet, IL., in connection with her March 2018 fall on the premises. She was a customer at the grocery store when she slipped, stumbled, and fell at the main entrance, according to the lawsuit.
The complaint further alleges that Dixon fell because of sawdust that had accumulated at the entrance, resulting in the plaintiff suffering numerous internal and external injuries, some of which are permanent.
The lawsuit listed at least 9 instances of negligence and carelessness. Jewel-Osco allegedly allowed the sawdust to collect, creating a hazardous situation for people walking in and out of the shopping aisle. In addition, the grocery store failed to warn Dixon about the sawdust when the store knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, according to the lawsuit.
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Do I Have a Jewel-Osco Salad Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial food poisoning lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Jewel-Osco Salad Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cyclospora infection cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating a recalled salad, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.