Listeria Contamination Prompts North Carolina Company to Recall Chicken Salad Products

February 7, 2012, by Michael A. DeMayo

A Bear Creek, North Carolina company is recalling approximately 1,200 lbs of a chicken salad item over concerns that the food items may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company is Bost Distributing Company under the business name of Harold Food Company and the

The recalled product is called “Harold Food Co. Grand Strand Deluxe Chicken Salad” (30 pounds). It contain eggs that the US Food and Drug Administration has recalled over concerns that they are contaminated with the Listeria bacteria. Each box’s “Sell By” date is February 15, 2012. Its establishment # is “P-20479.”  The food item was distributed in South Carolina and North Carolina. However, thia identifying information may no longer come with the food item if it was sold as repackaged sandwiches.

Listeria monocytogene

Consuming this bacteria can be potentially fatal. While healthy people hardly ever contract the deadly disease known as listeriosis, getting it can lead to severe headaches, high fever, nausea, and neck stiffness. It can also cause stillbirths, miscarriages, and deadly infections in babies, people with weakened immune systems, elderly persons, people suffering from HIV, and those receiving chemotherapy treatment.

North Carolina Products Liability

Food is a product that if it isn’t properly prepared, stored, or preserved, can cause illness, infection, and even death. If you believe that food that you bought or were served caused your sickness or the death of a loved one, you may have grounds for a Charlotte, North Carolina products liability lawsuit.

Food poisoning can be very painful and uncomfortable for the victim and may result in health complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 76 million food poisoning cases in this country alone. Some 300,000 people afflicted by food poisoning will have to go to the hospital. About 5,000 will end up dying.

You may have grounds for a North Carolina products liability case against a food manufacturer, food service provider, or restaurant. In addition to food poisoning, there may be other reasons why you would have grounds for filing a North Carolina food injury lawsuit. For instance, there may have been a foreign object in your food that caused you to break a tooth or injure your jaw. A liquid or prepared food item might have been too hot that you ended up suffering a burn injury as a result. Other illnesses that can result from contaminated food can include:

  • Salmonella
  • Botulism
  • E. coli
  • Shigella
  • Norovirus
  • Hepatitis A.

Illness and even death can also occur if a food item fails to warn that it includes a particular ingredient and because of this someone ends up getting an allergic reaction.

Do not hesitate to contact our Charlotte, North Carolina products liability law firm. The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo LLP would like to offer you a free case evaluation.

North Carolina Firm Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination, USDA, February 7, 2012

Listeria monocytogenes, FDA

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