Today's Date: January 22, 2022
TOMORROW: School Choice Fair at Houston Zoo to Mark National School Choice Week 2022   •   The Women at This Tech Company Are Breaking Barriers   •   Atria Taps Alexa to Empower Senior Residents   •   AVOCADO GREEN launches "Natural As love" T-Shirt TO support lgbtq+ community   •   Naturepedic Joins the Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative in Support of Promoting Product Transparency and Mater   •   Cook Center for Human Connection Partners with American Federation of Teachers’ Share My Lesson Platform to Offer Student   •   Governor Mike DeWine Proclaims Jan. 23-Jan. 29 "Ohio School Choice Week"; Recognizes Options as Vital in K-12 Education   •   The Estée Lauder Companies to Webcast Discussion of Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Results on February 3, 2022   •   Over 10,000 new affordable homes for Canadians   •   TOMORROW: First New Jersey School Choice Fair to Bring Families Buffet of Learning Options   •   Global Leadership Community The She-Suite Announces 7th Powerful Summit Set for March 11, 2022   •   University of Phoenix Sponsors Social Roots Mental Health Summit   •   AVYA Skincare Selected as A Brand to Watch in 2022   •   carafem Adds Rhode Island to Growing Number of U.S. States That Can Access Its Affordable, Convenient Abortion Pill by Mail Serv   •   Everlight Solar: A Year of Giving and Growing   •   MEDIA ALERT – With the 2022 tax filing season starting next week, taxpayers need to be aware of new complexities   •   Enterprise Connect 2022 Expands Conference Program, Adding Keynotes from Google Cloud, Microsoft and RingCentral   •   Expedia Group Reveals Industry Outlook and Predictions for 2022   •   Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Announces Pay With Change Initiative, Mandating New Standards For Advertising In 2022 Issue: Progres   •   ZT Corporate Appoints First Female Chief of Staff
Bookmark and Share

Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Lawyers Warn About Dangers of Listeria for Pregnant Women During Fresh Express and Dole Salad Outbr

Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Lawyers Warn About Dangers of Listeria for Pregnant Women During Fresh Express and Dole Salad Outbreaks

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst the fast-growing Listeria outbreaks linked to Fresh Express and Dole pre-packaged salads, the Pritzker Hageman food safety lawyers are warning consumers about the dangers of Listeria for pregnant women.

Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and pre-term labor, as well as serious illness and death in newborns.

Pregnant women are 10 times more likely to get Listeria than the general population. Listeria can cause complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, and pre-term labor, as well as serious illness and death in newborns.  

What is Listeria?

Listeria is a dangerous foodborne pathogen that sickens about 1600 people each year. Since Listeria can survive cold temperatures, Listeria outbreaks are commonly associated with refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods, such as pre-packaged salads. Symptoms of a Listeria infection may include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Muscle soreness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

During pregnancy, consequences for the baby can be devastating. Food safety prevention is particularly important because asymptomatic pregnant women may pass a Listeria infection to their unborn babies without knowing it.

According to the CDC, Hispanic women are 24 times more likely to contract a Listeria infection because outbreaks are commonly associated with traditional foods such as queso fresco.

"When it comes to sheer survival skills, no other foodborne bacteria even comes close to Listeria monocytogenes. Freeze it, dry it, hit it with high concentrations of salt, alcohol, acid or bile and Listeria responds with a shrug," said food safety attorney Raymond Trueblood. "That's a key reason why keeping it out of food is critical to keeping people safe."

Listeria Lawyers Investigate Fresh Express and Dole Pre-Packaged Salad Outbreaks, Lawsuits Likely

The Pritzker Hageman Listeria lawyers are investigating two separate Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks linked to Fresh Express and Dole pre-packaged salads.

At least 10 people have been sickened and one person died in the Fresh Express outbreak. On December 20, 2021, Fresh Express issued a recall for salads produced at its facility in Streamwood, Ill.

The Dole outbreak has sickened at least 16 people and killed two. Dole issued a recall on December 22, 2021, for salads processed at its facility in Bessemer City, N.C. and produced in Yuma, Ariz.

Contact an Experienced Listeria Lawyer Before Time Runs Out 

The food poisoning lawyers at Pritzker Hageman law firm have represented clients sickened in every major outbreak in the U.S. If you or someone you know got sick after eating Fresh Express or Dole pre-packaged salads, here are the next steps to take:

  1. See your healthcare provider for a stool test.
  2. Contact your local health department.
  3. Talk to an experienced Listeria lawyer as soon as possible because laws called "statutes of limitations," which vary by state, may limit the amount of time you have to file a claim.

Contact

Eric Hageman

1-888-377-8900

eric@pritzkerlaw.com

Raymond Trueblood

1-888-377-89900

raymond@pritzkerlaw.com

Cision View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pritzker-hageman-food-safety-lawyers-warn-about-dangers-of-listeria-for-pregnant-women-during-fresh-express-and-dole-salad-outbreaks-301461524.html

SOURCE Pritzker Hageman, P.A.



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News