Parkers Farm, Inc. Expands Recall to Include All Products
On January 15, 2010, Parkers Farm, Inc. expanded its existing recall to include a much wider range of food products. Products affected by the recall may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. One reason that the recall was expanded was to prevent confusion and possible consumption of affected products. The expanded recall affects all Parkers Farm products and all recall dates.
Parkers Farm products include many brands and many varieties of ready-to-eat foods, sold in about 15 different retail chains throughout the country. The full list of the recalled Parkers Food products can be found on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. Peanut butter, dips, spreads, cheese food, cheese balls, and salsa are among the products recalled.
Listeria can be serious or fatal to some people. It is not a big risk for healthy adults, but those with weakened immune systems are not only more likely to become infected if they consume food contaminated with listeria, they are more likely to suffer serious consequences or die if they become infected. Those at high risk for listeria infection include:
- Pregnant women
- The elderly
- People taking glucocorticosteroid medications
- People with certain medical conditions including AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease
If you have the recalled product you should not consume it. The products are being recalled due to possible contamination, and some of the finished product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes in sample by the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
If you believe that you have become ill from eating recalled food that was contaminated with listeria, please contact the experienced defective products attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, serving clients nationwide.