Hollywood, FL Company Recalls Peanut Butter Products for Potential Salmonella

February 12, 2009
By Gabriel Mejia, Esq. on February 12, 2009 10:08 AM | | Comments (0)
Hialeah Products, Inc. of Hollywood, Florida has recalled an assortment of potentially contaminated peanut butter and peanut products that are linked to the Salmonella scare associated with Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, GA plant.  No injuries or illnesses attributable to the South Florida company have been reported to date.  The recalled products are sold under the names Hialeah Products, Florida Snacks, Crown Wine & Spirits, and many more.  Amongst the products being recalled include the Boca Bar Mix and the South Beach Mix.  The complete list of recalled products and the entire story can be found on the local South Florida NBC website.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the signs and symptoms associated with Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps approximately 12 to 72 hours after initial infection.  The infection and the associated symptoms usually resolve within 4 to 7 days.  However, infants, the elderly, and people with impaired immune systems are more susceptible to severe infection.  Without treatment, severe Salmonella infection can cause death.

As of February 8, 2009, the CDC reported one Florida case of Salmonella poisoning attributable to the peanut butter outbreak strain.  South Florida residents should be cautious when consuming peanut and peanut butter products, if they choose to do so at all.  If you have been infected with Salmonella after eating peanut butter products, you may have recourse within the legal system.  Lawsuits are beginning to be filed against the manufacturers and distributors of the contaminated peanut products seeking payment of medical bills and lost wages associated with the Salmonella illnesses across the country.

***DISCLAIMER: The content provided is not intended to be construed as legal advice.  If you have any questions or concerns, based on your factual circumstances, please contact Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. at 1-877-853-7466.    
Gabriel Mejia is a personal injury attorney handling accident and injury cases in Florida for Law Offices Cytryn and Velazquez, P.A.

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