Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

Four Dog Food Companies Issue Recalls Amid Salmonella Fears

When a pet suffers from food poisoning, every member of the household is at risk of becoming ill. Recently, four pet food brands issued recalls of their products after reports linked them to a Salmonella outbreak. Six pets died or became ill after consuming the pet food products. Two children also became ill, though it is not currently known if this was because the children consumed the pet food or if they became ill from being exposed to the pathogens in the food....
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Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning with Your Smartphone?

It might soon be possible for individuals who become ill to identify whether their symptoms were caused by food poisoning with a simple smartphone accessory. Food scientists at UMass Amherst have developed a way to examine samples of potentially contaminated food with a smartphone app that uses a $30 microscope attachment. Using a Microscope Attachment to Test Samples for Harmful Bacteria...
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Jimmy John’s Restaurants in Wisconsin and Illinois Cited in Salmonella Outbreak

In a recent blog post, we talked about the recent multi-state Salmonella outbreak that was linked to raw bean sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Currently, the outbreak is being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection....
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Recent Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts

An outbreak of Salmonella that caused eight people to become ill was recently linked to raw bean sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. As a precautionary measure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that consumers avoid eating raw sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants until the cause of the outbreak has been identified and the sprouts are certified to be safe for human consumption again....
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E.Coli Outbreak Reaches 13 States, One Victim Dead So Far

After an E.Coli outbreak left 40 people sick and one dead across Canada, it came to the United States, and since November of 2017, it has resulted in 17 recorded cases of food poisoning. Among these cases, five victims were hospitalized, two of whom developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. One of the hospitalized victims died as a result of the illness. The cases in the United States were primarily concentrated in the Northeast, but did include reports from across the nation....
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Stay Safe on Your Next Segway Ride

Segways have been a common sight in malls and among city touring groups since their debut in 2001. Although the Segway’s creator hoped to fundamentally change the way we travel, potentially replacing the motor vehicle and altering pedestrian traffic, it never reached this level of influence. It was, however, adopted by many companies and organizations for use by security guards, police officers, and tour group leaders and participants....
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New Year’s Resolutions to Keep You Healthy in 2018

Make 2018 a year about focusing on your health. There is more to a healthy lifestyle than simply eating a balanced diet and exercising; being in tune with your body to determine when something is wrong can make it easier and faster for you to get the medical care you need when you need it....
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Baby Formula Recalled Globally Amid Salmonella Fears

In December of 2017, French baby formula manufacturer Lactalis and the French government worked in tandem to oversee a global recall of various products sold in countries around the world. The products, which number in the millions of units sold, could potentially be contaminated with salmonella. The products were recalled across continents after 26 infants reportedly fell sick since December 1, 2017....
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL