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MealMart Kosher Chicken Liver Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella Kosher Chicken Livers

In November 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various state public health agencies announced that a Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak had been linked to kosher broiled chicken livers produced by Schreiber Processing Corp. of Maspeth, NY. At least 179 people have been sickened in this outbreak in the following states: New York (99), New Jersey (61), Pennsylvania (10), Maryland (6), Ohio (2), and Minnesota (1).

Confusing Labeling

Customers may have become ill from April 2011-November 2011. Those who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating the chicken livers may have thought the word “broiled” in the label meant the chicken livers were ready-to-eat; however, they were not fully cooked.

Salmonella Symptoms and Complications

Most persons infected with Salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other body sites and can cause death. Infants, children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune symptoms have a higher risk for severe illness resulting from a Salmonella infection

Contact the Marler Clark Salmonella Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.

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