FDA Alert: Lakeside Foods has issued a nationwide recall of pickled sliced beets that may have been under processed. Under processed food products have the potential to be contaminated with harmful organisms including Clostridium botulinum. Consumers are advised to discard these products and report any food poisoning symptoms to a doctor immediately.
Free Pickled Sliced Beets Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become sickened with botulism food poisoning after consuming contaminated products 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?
March 23, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is now recalling 3000 cases of 105-ounce canned pickled sliced beets because some cans may be contaminated with harmful organisms including Clostridium botulinum.
Consumers who have cans of Pickled Sliced Beets with the following code on the can to return them unopened to the place of purchase: EFBB229/003034 and EFBB229/003047. These products were recalled nationwide and sold with the following labels: BOUNTIFUL HARVEST, CODE ELITE, COMSOURCE MEDAL, LAKESIDE, MONARCH, NUGGET BLACK, RESTAURANT PRIDE and SYSCO CLASSIC.
Botulism Food Poisoning
Botulism is a foodborne illness that is caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. In severe cases, botulism can lead to paralysis or even death. Signs and symptoms include (but are not limited to):
- Double vision
- Dry skin, mouth and throat
- Drooping eyelids
- Difficulty swallowing
- Slurred speech
- Muscle Weakness
- Body Aches
- Lack of fever
It is important to consult your doctor immediately if you have suffered any of these symptoms after eating recalled foods. To learn more about botulism food poisoning, please visit the Mayo Clinic website for more information.
Do I have a Pickled Sliced Beets 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 pickled sliced beets recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new botulism food poisoning cases in all 50 states.