October 3, 2012: Contaminated Salmon Linked To Salmonella Outbreak In US & Netherlands

The Dutch company, Foppen’s smoked salmon, may be linked to an outbreak of Salmonellain the Netherlands and the United States.  In the Netherlands, 200 people or more have been infected with Salmonella Thompson, and in the United States 85 people have been infected with the same bacteria.

According to the CDC, the first illnesses began on about July 1, 2012, and twenty-seven states have reported cases of salmonellosis caused by the outbreak strain.  Ten people have been hospitalized up to this point.

Costco Salmon Recall Information

Information for Consumers: Costco is the only store in the US known to sell the salmon, but it has been taken off the shelves.  Costco is also sending letters to and calling individuals who had bought the salmon before it was recalled to make sure that no more of the fish is consumed.

Symptoms of Salmonella Infection: Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food.  While most people recover within 4-7 days, diarrhea may become so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
In more severe cases, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and other body sites. This can result in death, unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.
Diagnosis of Salmonella Infection: 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.

Contact the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg for a Free Salmonella Lawsuit Evaluation

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, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.  Our phones are answered 24/7.

The NJ Personal Injury Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. We are ready to help you. If you believe that you were injured in this latest Salmonella outbreak, please submit the Free Legal Case Evaluation Form found on this page, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

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