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Flower Foods is recalling all of its Swiss Rolls sold under various brand names at supermarkets across the U.S., in addition to a limited recall of Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread over concerns the products may be contaminated with salmonella, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.
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The recent Swiss Roll recall has left many consumers questioning the safety of their favorite treats. But what exactly led to this massive recall, and how widespread is the impact?

The presence of potential contaminants has sparked serious health concerns, leaving many wondering about their rights and the next steps they should take.

Schmidt and Clark, with their extensive experience in handling similar cases, are here to provide the expertise and support you need. Could you be entitled to compensation for your exposure to these contaminated products? Discover the key details and how Schmidt and Clark can assist you in navigating this complex situation.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating Swiss Rolls or Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What is The Swiss Roll Recall Lawsuit About?

The Swiss Roll recall lawsuit is about the potential presence of salmonella bacteria in the whey powder used in the recalled products. Flowers Foods, the company behind Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread, which was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, announced the recall [1].

A third-party supplier’s whey powder is suspected of contamination, leading to serious health concerns for consumers. This situation has prompted legal actions to address the risks and potential damages caused by the contaminated products.

Flowers Foods said the salmonella bacteria may be present in the whey powder used in both recalled products, adding that the powder was provided by a third-party supplier.

On July 20, 2018, the pulled bread was available for purchase at leading supermarkets such as Walmart, H-E-B, and Food Lion. The Swiss Rolls, marketed under different labels like Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value — the latter being exclusively available at Walmart — were included in this recall.

The Swiss Roll recall has raised significant concerns due to the potential contamination with salmonella bacteria. Consumers who have ingested the contaminated products may experience a range of side effects.

These side effects can vary in severity and include gastrointestinal issues and systemic symptoms. If individuals have consumed the recalled products, they must be aware of these potential health risks and monitor for any signs of illness.

Salmonella Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in the stool

To date, no salmonella infections or other illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

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The new recall follows the CDC’s warning not to eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, after the cereal was linked to a 33-state salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 100 people.

“Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund,” the CDC said.

Bacterial Pathogens in Baked Foods

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 600 million people globally—nearly 10% of the world’s population—get sick each year from eating food that has been tainted by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or chemicals.

Likewise, the CDC has stated that foodborne diseases are a major public health burden in the U.S., with an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) falling ill annually. Of these, 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 die.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), bakery products were linked to 142 disease outbreaks and 2,822 illnesses between 2004 and 2013.

The presence of salmonella in bakery products has been a concern for many years. Low levels of salmonella bacteria in flour and flour-based mixes have caused multiple foodborne outbreaks.

Ingredients such as raw flour, sugar, dairy products, chocolate and cocoa powder, spices, nuts, peanut butter, dried coconut, dried yeast, and egg products used in the manufacturing of bakery products can carry pathogens and result in pre-baking microbial contamination.

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Do I have a Swiss Roll Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Swiss roll recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning illness cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed symptoms of salmonella after eating any foods listed in this article, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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