Personal Injury/ Food Poisoning Blog

Gastrointestinal Problems While Abroad? Food Poisoning is to Blame

For many, falling ill briefly is just an expected part of traveling abroad. These short bouts of gastrointestinal difficulties are often referred to as “Delhi belly” or “Montezuma’s revenge” and are frequently blamed on adverse reactions to new foods or water sources. This is not correct. According to Richard Conroy, a travel sickness researcher and food scientist from the United Kingdom, issues like diarrhea and vomiting while traveling are always caused by food poisoning....
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Know How to Protect Yourself from SoyNut Butter Illnesses

The voluntary recall The SoyNut Butter Company issued for its I.M. Healthy SoyNut butter products in March of 2017 raised awareness of the potential E.coli contamination in these butters and likely pushed many consumers to throw out any remaining containers of the product in their homes, thereby protecting them and their families from contracting food poisoning illness....
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Deer Antler Tea Tied to Los Angeles Botulism Cases

Two residents of Orange County have become ill with botulism, a potentially deadly illness linked to the consumption of canned and fermented goods. One of the residents was confirmed to be suffering from botulism by the Orange County Health Care Agency. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health suspects the two cases are linked to the consumption of deer antler tea obtained in March of 2017 and urge all individuals who have this tea in their possession to dispose of it....
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Campylobacter is Now the Most Common Cause of Food Poisoning in the United States

Salmonella was once the most common cause of food poisoning in the United States. It has recently been dethroned by Campylobacter, a parasite frequently found in unpasteurized dairy products and chicken. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Salmonella reigned for 20 years as the most common food poisoning cause in the nation. The report also noted other common causes of food poisoning, such as Listeria and E.Coli....
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What is Giardiasis Illness?

Giardiasis illness, also known as Giardia infection, is an illness that occurs when an individual consumes food or water that has been contaminated with Giardia, a microscopic parasite. Generally, Giardia contaminates food and water through the feces of animals harboring the parasite. When a human comes into contact with Giardia, he or she can become very ill and suffer numerous symptoms....
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Four Ways to Help Yourself Recover from Food Poisoning

To say that food poisoning is unpleasant is an understatement. It can result in days or even a week of abdominal discomfort, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, and other painful, uncomfortable symptoms. In many cases, the only way to treat food poisoning is to rest, stay hydrated, and avoid making the symptoms worse by consuming foods that are difficult to digest. While you are recovering from food poisoning, keep the following four guidelines in mind to help yourself make a speedy, comfortable recovery....
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29 People in 12 States Suffer from E.Coli Infection After Consuming Contaminated Nut Butter

In a recent blog post, we discussed the E.Coli outbreak that affected 12 victims in five states who had consumed nut butters and granola products produced by The SoyNut Butter Company. By the end of March 2017, the number of people impacted by the E.Coli outbreak had risen to 29. The victims were in 12 states: Oregon, California, Washington, Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, and Massachusetts....
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Four Things to Know Before You File a Food Poisoning Claim Against a Restaurant

If you are served contaminated food in a restaurant, the restaurant may be liable for your food poisoning damages. But before you go ahead and file a personal injury claim after becoming ill from eating restaurant food, it is important that you understand a few important facts about filing a food poisoning claim. Below are four issues to consider and discuss with your lawyer before you move forward with your claim. The Pathogen Responsible for your Illness Must be Identified by a Doctor...
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Food Poisoning or Stomach Flu?

When you find yourself running to the bathroom, clutching your abdomen in pain, and feeling lightheaded, nauseous, and simply lousy, you could be suffering from food poisoning. You could also be suffering from gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu. More than three million cases of gastroenteritis are reported in the United States each year. Like many types of food poisoning, its symptoms are easily self-treatable and often subside on their own after a few days....
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Raw Milk Cheeses Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York has recalled eight of its cheese products amid concerns of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products are its Blue Blais, Hamden, Willowemoc, Miranda, Heinennellie, Walton Umber, Ouleout, and Andes raw milk cheeses, which were distributed nationwide and primarily sold at retailers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The products were also found in Chicago, California, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon....
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