Another Listeria contamination has resulted in a recall of hundreds of thousands of pounds of hot dogs. The company, Bar-S Foods has recalled 350,000 pounds of corn dogs and hot dogs due to possible contamination. Fortunately, there have not yet been any illnesses reported. The recall is considered a precautionary measure and there has not been a positive listeria reading from the products to date. The products were made during a few days in July. Any consumer in possession of the items should discard or return to the place of purchase.
Listeria is a bacteria that can lead to serious illnesses for individuals with weakened immune systems such as the elderly or pregnant women. Symptoms of such illness include diarrhea, muscle cramps, fever, and stomach pain. While rare, listeria could even result in death.
Companies that produce and sell consumer goods that are dangerous, pose a health risk, or lack an appropriate warning are guilty of negligence. Product liability laws place the blame on companies that fail to warn a customer of potential harm or that distributes a product that causes injury, illness, property damage, or death. If you have become ill from a contaminated food item, suffered an injury from a product, or lost a loved in due to the negligence of a company, it is imperative to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our St. Louis lawyers are not afraid to confront large companies when they have contributed to the suffering of an innocent consumer. We will take any and all action to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced product liability attorney.