Medical Products Liability Posts in January, 2017

Food Poisoning Risks of Consuming Raw Sprouts

Certain types of food pose a greater food poisoning risk to consumers than others. Generally, foods with organic sources, such as meat, dairy, and produce products are more likely to harbor dangerous bacteria than processed foods because they are not created in controlled facilities. This does not mean that they cannot harbor harmful bacteria. Any food or consumable product can cause an individual to suffer from food poisoning if it contains harmful bacteria or foreign objects....
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Can Alcoholic Beverages Cause Food Poisoning?

Not all instances of food poisoning are the result of eating contaminated food. Dietary supplements and beverages can contain harmful bacteria that can cause an individual to suffer from illnesses like listeriosis, salmonellosis, norovirus, and botulism. Alcoholic beverages are a bit different than other types of beverage because they are fermented and distilled, which kills any harmful bacteria contained within the liquid. This does not mean that is is impossible to become ill after consuming an alcoholic beverage....
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Deli Meats Recalled Due to Listeria Concern

In early January 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health warning about sliced deli products that were available at Dion’s restaurants from mid-December through the first week of the new year amid listeria concerns. The meat, which included pastrami, roast beef, and sliced turkey breast, was served on pizzas, sandwiches, and salads at multiple Dion’s locations....
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Summer E.Coli Outbreak Linked to Cilantro

In the summer of 2016, an E.Coli outbreak in Chicago caused 52 victims to seek medical attention for their symptoms, 19 of whom needed to be hospitalized. The outbreak was linked to a Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill location. The restaurant closed this location as well as its other Chicago store to prevent new E.Coli cases while cooperating with the Chicago Department of Public Health’s investigation of the outbreak....
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