Category Archives: Food Recall

Recall lawyer on MDLs and class actions: What’s the best fit?

A recalled metal hip implant is the subject of a mass tort, but a recalled can of peanut butter might lead to a class action lawsuit. Likewise, claims over a defective camera are treated as a class action, while injuries caused by dangerous hormone therapy medication are dealt with using a mass tort vehicle known…

Recall Lawyer: defective drug and device recall process explained

Defective products are recalled almost every day in the United States. They include medical devices such as metal hip implants, as well as tainted prescription drugs, children’s toys, and fruits and vegetables. These recalls span a wide variety of industries and products, but they usually share one thing in common: regulatory oversight by the federal…

More Frozen Fruit Mixture Recalled After Hepatitis A Contamination

The FDA has recalled more batches of frozen fruit after “it had identified another product contaminated with Hepatitis A.” The Scenic Fruit Company, located in Gresham, Oregon, “recalled three different lots of its Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels, which were shipped from February through May to United Natural Foods Inc. distribution centers in 12 states…

Frozen berry mix from Costco sends dozens to hospital

The product liability lawyers at Jones Ward PLC are familiar with dozens of situations where recalled or contaminated products cause injuries. One of the first steps you should take if this happens to you is to preserve the evidence — whether it’s bad peanut butter, a defective auto part, or in this case contaminated berry…

Recall lawyer: metal fragments found in potato chips

Most consumers don’t expect to find metal fragments when they bite into a potato chip, but that’s exactly what’s happening with certain types of chips made by Grippo Foods. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Grippo, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is initiating a nationwide recall of all bags and boxes of their Plain,…

Trader Joe’s peanut butter linked to salmonella outbreak

Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s has recalled jars of peanut butter that have been linked to 29 cases of salmonella in 18 states. Over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control said the store’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, which is sold across the country, is the probable source…

Club Chef Salsa Salmonella Recall

Club Chef has issued a voluntary recall of its 12 oz., 16 oz., and 5 lb. salsa because of a potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were distributed to foodservice distributers and retailers on 3/14/12 and 3/15/12 within eleven states: Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia and Illinois. Healthy…Read More

Sysco Recalls Beef Patties

Sysco Seattle Inc. has issued a recall of approximately 16,800 pounds of ground beef patties because they may have been contaminated with E. coli. The following products are subject to the recall: 10 lb. boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 8 oz, with product code 55317, and production code 11 NO 22; and 10 lb…Read More

El Ranchero Cheeses Recalled

El Ranchero has issued a recall of three of its cheese products because of a possible listeria contamination. The recall affects El Ranchero Queso Fresco (fresh cheese), Los Corrales Queso Fresco en Hoja De Platano (fresh cheese in banana leaf), and Queso Oaxaca (string cheese). Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young…

Quick Café and Take Away Café Sandwiches Recalled Over Listeria Contamination

Greencore, USA of Cincinnati recalled approximately 550 pounds of its Quick Café and Take Away Café egg salad sandwiches due to possible Listeria contamination. The sandwiches were distributed to retail stores in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee and Kentucky. Michigan. The company issued the recall after being notified that the hard-cooked eggs in the sandwiches had…Read More