Personal Injury/ Food Poisoning Blog

Dining on Thanksgiving Leftovers? Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning

Thanksgiving has passed and we are now deep into the holiday shopping season. For many Americans, Thanksgiving leftovers are as important to the holiday season as eggnog, late night shopping trips, and peppermint bark. But are you keeping and serving your Thanksgiving leftovers correctly? When food is left out on a counter, as is often the case with Thanksgiving and other holiday food spreads, dangerous bacteria can grow inside it. If this bacteria is consumed, the individual who eats it can become ill....
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Following the Cucumber Recall, Salmonella Cases Continue to Appear

In mid-2015 the Centers for Disease Control reported a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella poisoning associated with cucumbers imported from Mexico. Individuals in 23 states became ill after eating these cucumbers, which were grown and packed by Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico and then sold in the United States by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce....
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Treatments for Listeriosis

Listeriosis is the disease caused by contact with listeria, a type of bacteria that can grow in soft cheeses, processed meats, and certain types of vegetables. When an individual comes into contact with listeria, he or she can experience food poisoning symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and confusion. Usually, these symptoms resolve themselves within a few days. But sometimes, listeriosis can develop into a much more serious illness, necessitating more substantial treatment methods....
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Which Foods Put Me at Risk of Listeria Poisoning?

Listeria is a type of bacteria that is known to cause food poisoning symptoms in individuals who consume it. The symptoms include nausea, headaches, fatigue, vomiting, fever, nausea, diarrhea, and confusion. This illness is also known as listeriosis....
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Suffering from Listeria Poisoning

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause an individual to suffer from adverse health effects after consuming contaminated food. These health effects are collectively known as listeriosis....
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Suffering from Listeria Poisoning

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause an individual to suffer from adverse health effects after consuming contaminated food. These health effects are collectively known as listeriosis....
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Lake County Wedding Guests Suffer Salmonella Poisoning

When a food supplier's produce or meat becomes contaminated with salmonella, widespread illness can be the result. For example, a recent food poisoning case from Lake county shows a total of 46 cases of salmonella illness that can be traced to one catering company. These individuals ate food supplied from Catered Productions of Libertyville, IL at four separate events: a wedding, a high school swim meet, a religious retreat, and an obstacle race....
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What is Listeria?

Listeria is a genus of bacteria that can cause illness in individuals who consume it. This illness is called listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause a variety of health problems in infected individuals and in some cases, it can be deadly....
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Aspen Foods Recalls Breaded Chicken Amid Salmonella Scare

Aspen Foods of Chicago is continuing its recall of frozen chicken products after receiving more reports of salmonella illnesses linked to their products. The products recalled include packages of breaded Chicken Kiev, Chicken and Broccoli, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. This recall comes after the company issued a previous recall in July 2015....
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Peanut Corporation of America Jailed for Salmonella Outbreak

Stewart Parnell, former owner of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) was sentenced to 28 years in prison for knowingly shipping peanut products contaminated with salmonella in 2007. The outbreak that ensued caused nine deaths and more than 700 illnesses. Alongside Stewart Parnell, his brother, food broker Michael Parnell received a 20-year prison sentence. Mary Wilkerson, the PCA plant's quality assurance manager, was sentenced to five years in prison....
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