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

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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.”

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January 19, 2018: Five Wisconsin Salmonella Cases May Be Linked To Jimmy John’s Sprouts

Wisconsin Salmonella Montevideo Cases Included In Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreak

On January 19, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported that it is working with multiple public health agencies to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning cases. The DHS confirmed that five people have been infected with the same genetic strain of Salmonella Montevideo in Wisconsin. All of those persons infected with the same Salmonella strain (also referred to as the outbreak strain) reported eating sprouts at a Jimmy John’s restaurant located in Wisconsin sometime in mid-to-late December. According to the DHS, persons infected with the outbreak strain in other states, also reported eating sprouts at Jimmy John’s locations in their state.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Recommendations

Public health officials are working to identify the source of sprouts linked to the outbreak and to determine if the sprouts were distributed to other locations. In an effort to protect the public, the DHS has requested that Jimmy John’s restaurant locations in Wisconsin remove sprouts from their menu until the investigation is completed. Consumers were also advised to not eat sprouts from Jimmy John’s at this time.

The DHS provided the following health information to the public in its news release:

“Sprouts are a known source of foodborne illness. To reduce the risk of getting sick from sprouts, sprouts should be cooked before consumption, and people should request that raw sprouts not be added to food. Children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind (including alfalfa, clover, radish, and mung bean sprouts). Thoroughly cooking sprouts kills the harmful bacteria. If people have eaten sprouts and become ill with diarrhea and fever, they should call their doctor and local health department.

Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and/or stomach cramps. Illness usually develops within 6 to 72 hours after being exposed to Salmonella bacteria, but can be up to 10 days. Generally illness lasts three to seven days. Some individuals who are infected may have no symptoms at all but may still transmit the Salmonella bacteria to others. The spread of Salmonella from person-to-person may be avoided by careful hand washing with soap and water, particularly after using the restroom.”

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October 3, 2016: Good Earth Egg Recall

Good Earth Egg Recall Announcement – On October 3, 2016, Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri issued a recall for all of its shell eggs because the product has the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The company reports that it was notified by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) that a link has been established between eggs distributed by its facility to cases of Salmonella illnesses in Missouri and surrounding states.

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Good Earth Egg Recall Information

Products covered by the Good Earth Egg recall include all shell eggs produced by the company with sell by dates of 10/8/2016 and earlier. According to the company the eggs can be identified as follows:

“Various sizes of shell eggs are packaged in the following ways: 6-count cartons, 10-count cartons, 12-count cartons, 18-count cartons, 15 dozen cases, and 30 dozen cases. The dates and codes on the cartons and cases will include everything prior to and including date code 252 – Sell By 10/08/2016, with “Packed for” or “Produced for Good Earth Egg Company”

The Good Earth Egg recall products were distributed throughout the Midwest to retail, wholesale, institutions, and restaurants; and were also sold to walk-in customers. Good Earth eggs were sold at Dierbergs, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that consumers do not eat, and restaurants and retailers do not serve or sell Good Earth Egg recall products at this time. The agency also advised that because the recalled eggs were sold under different brand names, if you do not know if eggs that you purchased were distributed by Good Earth Egg Company, ask the store where you bought them for this information. You should also ask restaurants where they purchased their eggs before ordering.

CDC Good Earth Egg Recall And Outbreak Information

The CDC has reported that eight people have been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Oranienburg across three states. Two of those sickened in the outbreak required hospitalization. According to the agency, epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations have identified shell eggs distributed by Good Earth Egg Company of Bonne Terre, Missouri as the likely source of the infections.

About Salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Salmonella Symptoms may include 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 (septicemia) and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

What You Can Do If You Suspect a Salmonella Infection

If you suspect that you may have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing Salmonella symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order the necessary lab work to confirm a Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you consumed eggs or handled eggs that may have been covered by the Good Earth Egg Recall. Salmonella food poisoning is typically diagnosed by a stool culture. If your doctor suspects septicemia, a blood culture will also be performed.

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If you or a loved one are diagnosed with Salmonella, 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 firm toll 1-877-934-6274. You can also contact us online by submitting the easy to use Case Evaluation Form found on this page.

At The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg, we believe that the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones during an outbreak is to stay informed. Please visit Salmonella Lawsuit of the FDA Recall page for more information.

Good Earth Egg Company has released the following statement, “We are taking these steps because consumer safety is our top priority. As a third-generation family operated farm, we are solely focused on providing fresh, quality, healthy eggs to local consumers. Although no Good Earth Egg Company eggs have tested positive for Salmonella, we feel strongly that issuing a voluntary recall is the right thing to do. Good Earth Egg Company is working closely with the FDA to determine the root cause of the potential contamination.”

September 22, 2016: BIKAJI Chowpati Salmonella Recall

BIKAJI Chowpati Salmonella Recall News- on September 22, 2016, Krishna Food Corp recalled 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI due to a possible Salmonella contamination.

BIKAJI Chowpati Salmonella Recall Information

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Krishna Food Corp of Neshanic Station, New Jersey, has recalled 16 cartons of BIKAJI Chowpati BHELPURI, NET WT: 300g 10.58 OZ Batch no 2016 F97 Best Before June 2017, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Product was distributed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, through retail stores. Recent tests conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show this product to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed. According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 1.2 million cases in the U.S. each year, with approximately 400 of those cases resulting in death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.

Symptoms of Salmonella

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food.

In a small percentage of patients, a condition known as reactive arthritis may develop. Reactive arthritis is characterized by joint pain, eye irritation (conjunctivitis), and/or painful urination. Reactive arthritis symptoms may appear from 1-4 weeks following infection.

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