Stores in Washington state and in the Pacific Northwest including Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Pank N’ Save, are cooperating with a recall of some products containing fresh broccoli from Taylor farms after there was an isolated instance of a test sample testing positively for the bacterium Listeria onocytogenes organism. No foodborne illnesses have been linked to the recalled foods.
Taylor Farms Pacific is a Northern California company that sourced the broccoli used in a variety of cooked and fresh grocery products and deli trays between February 7 to March 7, 2011.
Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY or Taylor Farms at 209-835-6300.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium found commonly in soil, streams, plants, sewage and food. It has been found in uncooked vegetables, unpasteurized milks and uncooked meats The bacteria rarely causes a lethal food-borne infection called listeriosis. Though listeriosis is rare it can manifest as meningitis.
Foodborne illness kills about 5,000 people in the U.S. every year and causes approximately 325,000 hospitalizations. When a restaurant or food supplier falls below hygiene rules set forth by the State, they may be liable for negligence in the case of serious illness or death.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber La w Group. If you need an attorney for a case of serious illness due to food poisoning, The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience. Herbert G. Farber, Esq., won a sizable settlement for a Washington State young boy who became seriously ill after eating at a popular fast food restaurant.
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