September 10, 2018: FDA & CDC Investigate Salmonella Egg Outbreak

FDA & CDC Investigate Salmonella Egg Outbreak Linked To Recalled Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local health officials, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses linked to recalled Gravel Ridge Farms eggs.

As of September 10, 2018, a total of 14 Salmonella illnesses were reported across 2 states. Confirmed case counts per state are as follows: Tennessee (12) and Alabama (2). Two individuals sickened in the outbreak have required hospitalization.

Gravel Ridge Egg Recall

Salmonella Egg Outbreak

Gravel Ridge Farms Egg Recall


Gravel Ridge Farms has announced an egg recall for its Cage Free Large Eggs due to potential Salmonella contamination. The company also indicated that the recall was initiated after reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs.

The following products are subject to the egg recall:

Product: Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs
Size: Single Dozen and 2.5 Dozen Flats
UPC: 7-06970-38444-6
Use By Dates: 7/25/18 through 10/3/18.

FDA Advice and Recommendations

For Consumers:

– Consumers should not eat recalled eggs produced by Gravel Ridge Farms. If you have Gravel Ridge Farms eggs in your refrigerator, they should be discarded, regardless of the date stamped on the egg package.

– Recalled eggs were sold to several grocery stores in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. To view a list of stores, visit the Gravel Ridge Farms recall notice.

– People who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated eggs should talk to their health care providers.

For Retailers and Restaurants:

According to the FDA announcement:

“Restaurants and retailers should not sell or utilize any recalled shell eggs. Restaurants and retailers should dispose of any of the listed shell eggs by throwing them in the garbage or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

Restaurants and retailers who have served any potentially contaminated or recalled products need to be concerned about cross–contamination of food processing equipment and the food processing environment. They should follow the steps below

– Wash and sanitize display cases and refrigerators regularly.
– Wash and sanitize cutting boards, surfaces, and utensils used to prepare, serve, or store food.
– Wash hands with hot water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.”

Please see FDA Update for complete FDA announcement and additional egg/food safety information.

About Salmonella

The CDC advises that “Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.”

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled eggs.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm For a Free Salmonella Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.

September 8, 2018: Egg Recall – Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

Egg Recall Announced By Gravel Ridge Farms – Potential Salmonella Contamination and Outbreak Link

Gravel Ridge Farms has issued an egg recall for its Cage Free Large Eggs because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The campany stated that the recall was initiated after reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Products Subject To The Gravel Ridge Farms Egg Recall

Egg Recall

Gravel Ridge Farms Egg Recall

Gravel Ridge Farms was notified by the FDA on September 6, 2018, that their egg product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Products affected by the egg recall include:

Product – Gravel Ridge Farms Large Cage Free Eggs
Product Sizes – Single Dozen and 2.5 Dozen Flats
UPC – 7-06970-38444-6
Use By Dates – 7/25/18 through 10/3/18

Egg Recall – Retail Store Information

According to the company press release dated September 8, 2018, the Gravel Ridge Farms egg recall affects product distributed between June 25, 2018 and September 6, 2018. The recalled eggs were packaged in a cardboard container and sold primarily in restaurants and retail stores in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled eggs. Uneaten eggs should be discarded, regardless of the dates stamped on the packaging.

The following retail stores carried the Gravel Ridge Farms’ recalled eggs:

ATLANTA:
– Candler Park Market
– Grant Park Market
– Westview Corner Market
– Sevananda Natural Foods
– The Merchantile

BIRMINGHAM:
– Piggly Wiggly Clairemont
– Piggly Wiggly River Run
– Piggly Wiggly Crestline
– Piggly Wiggly Bluff Park
– Piggly Wiggly Dunnavent Valley
– Piggly Wiggly Warrior
– Piggly Wiggly Homewood
– Western Market Mt. Brook
– Western Market Rocky Ridge
– Foodland Eva
– Warehouse Discount Grocery Hanceville
– Warehouse Discount Grocery Cullman 2 locations
– Foodland Priceville
– Star Market Huntsville
– Manna Grocery Tuscaloosa

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled eggs.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm For a Free Salmonella Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.

June 14, 2018: Kellogg Announces Honey Smacks Recall For Potential Salmonella Contamination

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Recall Announcement. On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company announced a recall for 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal for potential Salmonella contamination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also announced that 73 people have been infected with Salmonella Mbandaka, in a multi-state food poisoning outbreak that is likely linked to consuming Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Recall Announcement

According to a company press release, Kellogg and it’s third party manufacturer for Honey Smacks, began investigating the matter after they were contacted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC regarding the reported outbreak illnesses.

The CDC warns that consumers should not eat the recalled cereal and also cautions that
“Use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.”

Honey Smacks Recall Information

Product affected by the Honey Smacks Recall include the following cereals distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

Honey Smacks Recall – 15.3 Oz package.

Product: Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.); UPC Code: 3800039103; Size: 15.3 oz; Best If By Used Date: JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Honey Smacks Recall – 23 Oz package.

Product: Honey Smacks; UPC Code: 3800014810; Size: 23 oz; Best If By Used Date: JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Salmonella Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled cereal.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm For a Free Legal Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to –use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.

March 23, 2018: King Arthur Flour Company Issues Organic Coconut Flour Recall Due To Salmonella Contamination Concerns

King Arthur Flour Company has issued an organic coconut flour recall after testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 16 oz pouch of the product. Approximately 6,300 cases of the company’s Organic Coconut Flour have been recalled.

King Arthur Flour Company Organic Coconut Flour Recall Information

King Arthur Flour Recall – Best By Date 12/04/2018


According the FDA announcement, the recalled Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide.

King Arthur Flour Recall – Best By Date 10/25/18


To date, the following recall information has been provided:

“Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) with Best If Used By Dates of 10/25/2018 LOT: CF22017E and 12/04/2018, LOT: CF22017E which can be found on the back of the pouch, near the bottom of the panel.
UPC: 0 71012 10702 5″

Consumers are cautioned that they should not consume the recalled organic coconut flour.

About Salmonella

The following information regarding the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella, was also provided:

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses.”

Food Poisoning Lawsuit Information

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting individuals injured in food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one has been injured by a contaminated food product and you have a question regarding your legal rights, please contact our firm toll free at 877-934-6274.

March 2, 2018: North Dakota Salmonella Kratom Case Reported

North Dakota Department of Health News Release – One North Dakota Salmonella Kratom Case Reported. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reported the state’s first case of kratom-associated Salmonella infection linked to a multistate outbreak. According to the news release, the individual consumed kratom purchased online. The NDDoH tested the remaining kratom provided by the individual and detected the same strain of Salmonella.

North Dakota Salmonella Kratom Outbreak Information

The NDDoH also reported that it is working with the CDC, FDA, and other public health officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella cases associated with kratom. In a separate announcement the CDC reported that forty cases across 27 states have been identified. Out of the 31 cases for whom information is available, 14 have required hospitalization. The outbreak victims range in age from 6 to 67 years. No deaths have been linked to this outbreak.

The North Dakota Department of Health provided the following information regarding the outbreak investigation and Salmonella infection.

“Laboratory evidence and information gathered during interviews with ill persons indicates that kratom, a plant native to southeast Asia, is the likely source of this outbreak. There are no FDA-approved uses for kratom, but people may use it as a dietary supplement or as a recreational drug. Individuals have reported consuming kratom in powder, pills, or tea. “The outbreak investigation is ongoing,” Laura Cronquist, epidemiologist with the NDDoH, said. “Since investigators have not identified any common brands or suppliers of Salmonella-contaminated kratom products, federal and state health officials recommend that people do not consume kratom in any form.”

“Salmonellosis (Salmonella infection) can cause mild to severe illness. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. Symptoms typically begin within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria, but can take as long as 16 days.” Symptoms typically reduce without treatment after four to seven days, though severe cases and cases involving complications may call for hospitalization. Severe illness is a greater threat to “infants, the elderly, and those with impaired immune systems.” Contact your doctor immediately if you believe you may have become ill from consuming kratom. Be aware “If you are diagnosed with salmonellosis, tell your health care provider about all products you may be using. According to the FDA, consumers should be aware that some products may not list kratom on the labeling.”

Salmonella Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help

The personal injury lawyers at The Weinberg Law Firm are currently assisting victims of food poisoning outbreaks nation wide. We are ready to help you. If you or a loved one was injured in a food poisoning outbreak and you would like more information regarding your legal rights please call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274.

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