No food products may be distributed from the Dixie Dew Products facility in Erlanger, Kentucky, because they may be contaminated with E. coli, according to a warning from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating soy nut butter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
March 31, 2017 – Dixie Dew Products had been contracted by I.M. Healthy as the manufacturer of the soy nut butter associated with a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that has sickened at least 29 people in 12 states since January.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday that it had continued to received reports of illnesses in people who had eaten recalled soy nut butter products.
CDC reported 6 new E. coli infections, bringing the total to 29 sickened in the outbreak. Twenty-four of those illnesses occurred in children under the age of 18.
At least 12 patients have been hospitalized for complications of E. coli, including 9 who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure that can be life-threatening.
“We are urging parents and caregivers to check for recalled SoyNut Butter products and throw them away,” CDC said. “This product has a long shelf life and may still be in homes and classrooms.”
Products affected by the recall include (regardless of date of purchase or date listed on packaging):
- 15-ounce plastic jars of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter
- Individual portion cups of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter
- 4-pound plastic tubs of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter
- Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter
- Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bars with the brand name 20/20 Life Styles
The investigation has revealed that nearly all of those sickened reported “either eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter at home (15 people) in the week before they became ill, attending a facility that served I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter (2 people), or attending childcare centers that served I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter and I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter” in the week before their symptoms began.
Do I Have a Soy Nut Butter Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in SoyNut Butter recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli infection cases in all 50 states.
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