Food Recall Notices in the Northwest News
Products sold in Washington stores are being affected by two recalls.
Bread RecallFred Meyer and QFC stores in Washington state are recalling several bread products with a sell-by-date of March 8 after customers reported finding plastic pieces in the bread that they have purchased. The bread was made in Kroger's bakery in Clackamas, Oregon. The recalled breads are:
QFC Tender Twist Wheat Bread, 20 oz
Kroger Value Wheat Bread, 22.5 oz
Fred Meyer Tender Twist 100% Whole Wheat Bread, 24 oz
Fred Meyer Tender Twist Honey Cracked Wheat Bread, 24 oz
Fred Meyer Tender Twist Wheat Bread, 22.5 oz
While no reports of injury have been lodged, swallowing plastic could potentially damage the
Raw Milk Products Recall
Milk products from the Dungeness Valley Creamery with best-by dates of March 2 or later have been recalled due to potential e-coli contamination. Raw milk products including Jersey cream, raw Jersey whole milk or raw Jersey skim milk from the dairy should not be consumed because of the risk of illness.
The e-coli was found when the Department of Agriculture tested some raw cream at the Sequim processing facility. There are no reports of illness due the product.
Dungeness Valley Creamery distributes the milk products in Seattle at Madison Market; My Asia's Essentials and Pike Place Market Creamery. On Bainbridge Island, the products are distributed at Real Foods; Pan D'Amore; and Walt's Lynwood Center Market. In Bothell, the products are distributed at Tru Health. In Federal Way and Tacoma, the products are distributed at Marlene's Market & Deli.
Pregnant women, children and people with compromised immune systems including the elderly are at risk for serious illness due to food contamination. According to government estimates, there are approximately 47.8 million food-borne illnesses annually with more than 127 thousand people requiring hospitalization and approximately 3,037 succumbing to the illness or related cause.
The most common symptoms of e-coli illness is diarrhea and stomach cramps. In rare cases, e-coli can cause severe or bloody diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and even death.
When Should You Consult with a Food-borne Illness Attorney?If you or a loved one has become seriously ill due to a food-borne illness, you may be seeking legal information.
Not everyone who becomes ill due to a food-borne illness will be able to obtain compensation. There are many factors related to the illness which will affect whether or not you have a case. Several considerations include whether you incurred medical costs and required hospitalization, your cost of care, your loss of income and your pain and suffering
Herbert Farber, founder of The Farber Law Group has successfully represented e-coli victims who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) due to undercooked hamburger at a local food chain. HUS can result in potentially life-threatening or fatal complications including kidney failure, central nervous system damage, seizures, coma and stroke.