Can I Sue If I Got Sick from Recalled Food?
Yes, if your illness can be linked to the recalled food, you may have the right to sue for compensation. These lawsuits generally involve outbreaks of illness caused by food contaminated with one of the following pathogens:
A recall lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death is generally not filed as a class action.
Our lawyers help people sickened by contaminated food. Some of our results include $4.5 million for a woman who contracted an E. coli infection and developed hemolytic uremic syndome (HUS), $3,500,000 for a mother who contracted a Listeria infection (listeriosis) while pregnant and lost her unborn twins, and $2,700,000 to a family whose loved one died after eating contaminated food.
Recalls of Food Products Announced by the FDA and the USDA-FSIS.
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On October 30, 2016, the FDA made public a recall of strawberries processed by International Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP). ICAPP recalled certain lots of its frozen strawberries that were imported into the United States. A link on the recall notice points to the hepatitis A outbreak linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe products in 2016.
Happy Apple Company has issued a recall of Kroger Caramel apples produced by Happy Apple with a best use by date between September 15th and November 18th, 2014. These caramel apples may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and have been associated with an outbreak of Listeria infections (listeriosis) that has sickened at least 32 people in 11 states.
Kroger brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company are sold in single packs and three packs, all with a best-use-by date on the front of the label. They were distributed to the following states: Arizona, Alaska, Kansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Great Feeling Foods, LLC of Portland, Oregon announced a recall of all Groove Gluten-free Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches produced between May 16, 2014 and December 20, 2014. These products contain custard ice cream that was made by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream and recalled on December 23, 2014. The ice cream was recalled because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria is an extremely dangerous pathogen, and the recalled ice cream sandwiches should not be eaten.
The recalled Groove Gluten-free Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches were distributed to and sold in various retail outlets in Western and Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. The products are sold in 3 fl. oz. single packs and 6 fl. oz. 2-packs and labeled as Groove. The packages have “Best By” dates located on the bottom of the package with lot codes printed above the “Best By” dates.
Merb’s Candies of St. Louis, Missouri, issued a caramel apple recall after learning one of its apple suppliers, Bidart Brothers, has been implicated in a Listeria outbreak that has sickened 29 people in 10 states. This is the third caramel apple recall in December of 2014. Other recalls include Happy Apples and California Snack Foods Karm’l Dapples. All of the recalls involved apples supplied by Bidart Brothers.
The Merb’s Candies caramel apples were labeled “Bionic Apple” and “Double Dipped” and sold from September 8th through November 25th 2014 (dates are estimates).
California Snack Foods issued a recall of some Karm’l Dapple brand caramel apples after one of its apple suppliers, Bidart Brothers, informed the company that there may be a connection between apples Bidart supplied to the company’s facility and an outbreak of listeriosis, an illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes.
Bidart Brothers also supplied apples to Happy Apple, another company that recalled packaged caramel apples. You can read about it here: “Happy Apple Caramel Apples Recall, Lawyers for Lawsuit.”
The recalled Karm’l Dapple caramel apples have a best-use-by date between August 15th and November 28th, 2014. This can be found on the front of the label. These products may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria and should not be eaten.
The following recall is connected to the Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. Our lawyers are investigating a lawsuit against all responsible companies.
The recalled caramel apples have a best use by date between August 25th and November 23rd, 2014. Happy Apple caramel apples are sold in single pack, three packs, four packs, and eight packs and each package will have a best use by date on the front of the label. They were available for retail sale through grocery, discount and club stores, generally in the produce section and were distributed to retailers in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.