Medical Products Liability Posts in November, 2015

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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