McCain Foods identified as source of listeria and salmonella

McCain Foods has been identified as the supplier of a variety of vegetable products used in food products packaged and sold under multiple brand names across the country that have been recalled. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with the US Department of Agriculture to investigate possible listeria and salmonella contamination in these products.

Ready-to-eat salads and bowls made with corn ingredients, onions, and other vegetables are on the very long list of recalled food products. Retail stores that carry these recalled products include Harris Teeter, Kroger, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart.

To date, there are 13 food producers on the recall list. That number may increase as more companies announce that their products contain corn, onions, or other vegetables that may be contaminated with listeria and salmonella.

Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, and chills. Symptoms can appear from a few days up to a few weeks after consumption of the contaminated food. Listeriosis can be fatal, especially in certain high-risk groups.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after eating a ready-to-eat salad or ready-to-eat bowl containing meat and vegetables, including corn and onions, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.