Palmex, Inc. of Champlain, N.Y. is now recalling nearly 200 pounds of smoked duck breast because of possible salmonella contamination. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can lead to salmonellosis, a potentially deadly bacterial foodborne illness. This is an FSIS Class I Recall, which is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious health consequences or death.
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What’s the problem?
July 15, 2011 – According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the new recall was initiated after routine sampling identified smoked duck products imported from Canadian establishment number 377, Charcuterie Parisienne, to be positive for salmonella. The product initially identified to be positive for salmonella was put on hold, but additional products represented by the positive sample were shipped to Sid Wainer & Son, Inc. and Palmex, Inc. Specific products involved with this recall include:
Shipping containers of “MAGRET DE CANARD FUME SECHE DRIED SMOKED DUCK BREAST PRODUIT DU CANADA\PRODUCT OF CANADA.”
Each of these shipping containers holds six pieces of duck breast weighing approximately .66 pounds each. Packages bear an establishment number ‘CANADA 377,’ code lot number ‘111217,’ package code ‘11JN20,’ and best before date ‘11DE17.’
These items were produced on June 20, 2011, and sent to distribution centers in California and the Dominican Republic.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) is a foodborne illness caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Salmonellosis results in the swelling of the lining of the stomach and intestines, a condition referred to as gastroenteritis. The infectious dose of salmonella can be as small as 15-20 cells, and these bacteria multiply at an alarming rate, resulting in some or all of the following symptoms:
- diarrhea (which may or may not be bloody)
- abdominal pain / cramps
- change in consciousness (passing out or unresponsiveness)
- change in mental status or sudden behavior change (confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions)
- dry, cracked lips, mouth or tongue
- eye irritation
Salmonellosis occurs worldwide, but it is most often reported in North America and Europe. It is estimated that a very small proportion of cases of salmonella food poisoning – perhaps as few as one percent – are actually reported. For every case of salmonellosis that gets reported, approximately 34 cases go unreported. Outbreaks of salmonellosis typically occur in small, localized events in the general population or in large outbreaks in hospitals, restaurants or institutions for the elderly. In the U.S., salmonella is responsible for approximately 15 percent of all cases of foodborne illness. Each year, an estimated 15,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths result from acute salmonellosis nationwide.
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Do I have a Palmex Smoked Duck 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 Palmex smoked duck recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.