Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak
The Food Poisoning Lawyer at the Merman Law Firm, principal office located in Houston, Texas, has learned from the USDA and the CDC that Foster Farms chicken products have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg. The Foster Farms Salmonella outbreak investigation is ongoing, and to date, 362 consumer complaints of illness have been reported. http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/heidelberg-10-13/index.html. Foster Farms has not issued an official recall of its chicken products; the company claims officials at the USDA have said that the company’s products meet U.S. standards and are safe if properly handled and fully cooked. http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2013/10/foster_farms_salmonella_outbre.html. Symptoms associated with the Foster Farms Salmonella outbreak include diarrhea, fever and cramps arising within eight to twenty-four hours after ingestion of the suspect food and, in most healthy individuals, persist for five to seven days. As the investigation develops, the Merman Law Firm will remain informed of any new information released by the investigating authorities. If you suspect that you are suffering from food poisoning as a result of consuming Foster Farms’ products, seek medical attention immediately.