Food Recall Covers 150 Products with Potential Listeria

NC Company Issues Food Recall for 150 Products Due to Potential Listeria

potential listeriaA food service company has issued a food recall covering around 150 products, especially sandwiches, that were distributed across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, which may have a potential listeria contamination.

SunBurst Foods, based on Goldsboro, NC, has issued a food recall that covers vending machine sandwiches, hot dogs, and snack items under the brand names Rivers Edge Farms, CFW, Southern Zest, CJ’s Vending, Binford Street Deli, Middle Georgia Vendors, Roanoke Foods, Select Foods, and Jesse Jones. The food recall was initiated after the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services samples and tested products from the parent company.

The items under the food recall include pimiento cheese sandwiches, bologna and cheese sandwiches, turkey and swiss on wheat, egg salad, chicken salad, country link sausage on a bun, cheese cubes with crackers, double cheeseburger, double chili dogs, gourmet sub sandwich, peanut butter and jelly, garden salads, Italian salads, chicken strips, apple cobbler, peach cobbler, jello with fruit, omelettes, mac & cheese, and spaghetti with meat sauce. A full list of the items under the food recall can be found here.

Listeria can cause a potentially fatal infection in those with compromised immune systems such as older adults, pregnant women, and young children. People with stronger immune systems could experience symptoms such as headache, stiffness, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Listeria can pass to the fetus in pregnant women, causing miscarriage. According to the CDC, there were 1,651 cases of listeriosis nationally between 2009 and 2011 – the infection was fatal in 21% of the reported cases.

Defective Products Can Lead to Health or Food Recalls

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products, whether broken bones from a car accident, or a serious illness from a food-borne pathogen.Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety. Defective products that commonly cause injuries include medical devices, pharmaceutical products, food recalls, and other defective products such as toys, cars and automotive parts.

There are a number of reasons that defective products make it to our shelves:

  • Defective manufacturing
  • Inadequate testing
  • Food-borne pathogens
  • Design defects
  • Marketing Misrepresentation

Consumers that have been harmed by defective products such as drugs, medical devices, improperly-sealed food, or other products, may be eligible to receive legal remedies.

The Strom Law Firm Protects Citizens Harmed by Outbreaks, Including Listeria

To protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know what products have been recalled because they are defective, contaminated, or unsafe. Federal agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) frequently issue recalls for medical devices, drugs, and products that may be harmful to consumers.

The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm keep a close watch on recalls of dangerous and defective products in the US. We aim to protect our clients’ health and safety, and hold manufacturers to the highest possible standard of safety. Product recalls are especially important because defective drugs, medical devices, food, and toys can seriously injure or even kill consumers. If you or a loved one have experienced severe, life-limiting side effects from a defective food, product or drug, and believe that your pain stems from a product, drug, or food recall such as a Listeria food recall that came too late, you may be entitled to compensation. The Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800

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