The Wawona Packing Company has issued a recall of peaches that were sold under several brand names at a variety of stores across multiple states. The tainted products have caused a salmonella infection outbreak across the United States. Wamona Packing has recalled bagged, bulk, and loose peaches that they supplied nationwide to retailers.
Salmonella is a type of food poisoning that occurs when a person consumes contaminated food. Often times, a salmonella outbreak is attributed to poor hygiene standards by food handlers/packaging companies. This may include personal hygiene of the food handlers and cleanliness of food packing facilities. Unfortunately, for unsuspecting consumers, contaminated foods usually look and smell normal.
A salmonella infection causes gastrointestinal symptoms including: diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, headache, muscle aches, and vomiting. Symptoms typically manifest within 12-72 hours and can last four to seven days. While many believe salmonella food poisoning is only a temporary sickness, there are serious complications that can occur. Such complications from a salmonella infection can include dehydration and a spread of the infection to the bloodstream. People with a pre-existing severe illness or weakened immune systems might need antibiotic treatments in response to a salmonella infection. However, there is no vaccine to prevent a salmonella infection.
If you or someone you know has suffered salmonella food poisoning as the result of a recalled product, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-231-9360 or toll free at 1‑800-594-4884.