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Winn-Dixie LEASA Brand Sprouts Recall Lawsuit

January 19, 2012 – Winn-Dixie Stores are now recalling a variety of live sprout products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The sprouts in question were sold at Winn-Dixie supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Consumers who may have purchased Winn-Dixie LEASA brand sprouts are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Free Winn-Dixie LEASA Brand Sprouts Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Winn-Dixie LEASA brand sprouts included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Winn-Dixie and we can help.

What’s the problem?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an immediate Class I Recall of the following sprout products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella:

  • LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts UPC 7546555912 Size 6 oz.
  • LEASA Broccoli Sprouts UPC 7546555636 Size 6 oz.
  • LEASA Gourmet Sprouts UPC 7546555633 Size 6 oz.
  • LEASA Spicy Sprouts UPC 7546555635 Size 6 oz.
  • LEASA Onion Sprouts UPC 7546555634 Size 6 oz.

All of these products were sold between January 7th and 18th, 2012, and have expiration dates between February 1st and March 15th, 2012.

“While the mandatory recall involves only the LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts, for the safety of our guests, Winn-Dixie is taking extra precaution to immediately pull all potentially exposed LEASA branded sprouts from our shelves,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie’s group vice president of marketing.

Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)

Salmonella bacteria are a group of microscopic living creatures that are among the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illnesses nationwide. The Salmonella family includes nearly 2,500 stereotypes of bacteria, the most common of which are Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium. These strains account for about half of all human infection.

According to the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), salmonellosis causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths each year in the United States alone. Although in certain individuals salmonellosis may be asymptomatic, most people experience some or all of the following signs and symptoms within eight to 72 hours after contaminated food is consumed:

  • diarrhea (which may be bloody)
  • abdominal cramps
  • fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Most otherwise healthy individuals recover from salmonella food poisoning without medical treatment. However, you should always consult your healthcare professional immediately if you begin to experience symptoms such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps. Salmonella food poisoning treatments may include:

  • antibiotics;
  • avoiding solid food until symptoms subside;
  • drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration;
  • rest.

If salmonella food poisoning does not resolve quickly, hospitalization and rehydration with intravenous fluids may be necessary.

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Do You Have a Winn-Dixie LEASA Brand Sprouts 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 Winn-Dixie LEASA brand sprouts recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Winn-Dixie LEASA Brand Sprouts Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning after consuming Win-Dixie LEASA brand sprouts included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Winn-Dixie LEASA brand sprouts suit and we can help.

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