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A Nebraska company is recalling alfalfa sprouts after 15 people experienced salmonella poisoning and two others were hospitalized. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are more than one million cases of salmonella poisoning in the United States every year with 83 percent attributed to food. At Newland & Newland, LLP, we believe that no one’s health or well-being should be put at risk by negligent safety practices.
SunSprouts Distribution
SunSprouts Enterprises recalled some 1,406 pounds of raw alfalfa sprouts that were sold at restaurants and grocery stores in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas between November 2022 and
Continue Reading Alfalfa Sprouts Recall Due to Salmonella Contamination

An increasing number of Americans are living with food allergies today than ever before. The CDC says someone suffers a food allergy reaction and winds up in the emergency room every three minutes. More than 32 million Americans have a food allergy and 1.5 million are specifically allergic to sesame. Therefore, effective January 1, 2023, sesame was added as the ninth major food allergen recognized by the United States.
Sesame: The Ninth Food Allergen
Under the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act of 2021, sesame must be clearly labeled on packaged foods. Sesame is an edible seed
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Food allergies are a growing health concern in the United States and often food labels are people’s only line of defense. But when food is not labeled properly it can have some serious health consequences. Each year some 90,000 people end up in the emergency room after having a severe food allergy. The most recent recall is for Crispy Chicken with Almonds sold exclusively at Walmart because it may contain shrimp.
Widespread Distribution
Mountain View Packaging issued the recall for the frozen entrée due to the potential risk for consumers that may have shellfish allergies. Those with a high
Continue Reading Frozen Chicken Meal Recalled Due to Mislabeling

More than 200 people in the United States have contracted norovirus after eating contaminated raw oysters. Some 20 million people get sick as a result of norovirus each year. Thousands end up hospitalized and more than 900 die. If you have suffered food poisoning due to contaminated oysters, you need an experienced food poisoning attorney with a proven track record with these types of cases.
CDC Warning
The CDC warns that oysters from Galveston, Texas are contaminated. They were sold to restaurants and stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Additional states may be involved.
Continue Reading Oyster Recall Due to Multistate Norovirus Outbreak

One person has died, a pregnant woman lost her baby, and several others have required hospitalization after contracting listeria from deli meat and cheese. Listeria is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning in the United States and is especially dangerous for pregnant women, those over 65 years old, and people with a weak immune system. If you have been affected by the latest outbreak contact Newland & Newland, LLP. We have experienced listeria food poisoning attorneys who can help.
Impacted States
Infections have been reported in Illinois, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California. People have
Continue Reading Deli Meat and Cheese Linked to New Listeria Outbreak: Can I File a Lawsuit?

A listeria outbreak has been tied to Brie and Camembert cheeses. Listeria is especially dangerous for moms-to-be because an infection can cause pregnancy loss and stillbirths. Young children, the elderly, and those with a weaker immune system also face a higher risk of illness. So far, five people in the United States have been hospitalized because of this outbreak. If you felt sick after eating one of these cheeses, you need a listeria food poisoning attorney who can help.
Brie and Camembert Cheeses Recall
All Old Europe Cheese Brie and Camembert products were distributed to stores across the nation and
Continue Reading Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese: Pregnant Women Most at Risk

You would think you could trust the packaging labels at your local grocery store, but incorrect labeling of products happens more often than we would like. Each year some 90,000 people end up in the emergency room after suffering a severe allergic reaction to food due to improper labeling. The most recent recall involves packaged potatoes that you microwave. Food allergies are an increasing public health concern in the United States, and food labels are often the only line of defense.
Dutch Red Potatoes with Dijon Mustard Sauce
World Variety Produce Inc. recalled Melissa’s Dutch Red Potatoes with Dijon Mustard
Continue Reading Did Potatoes with Mustard Sauce Trigger a Severe Allergic Reaction?

You may often pair thoughts of your favorite comfort foods with dinner rolls. But 37 types of bread that found their way onto dinner tables, grocery stores, and restaurants have been recalled because they contain dangerous bacteria. Babies, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system are most at risk. If you or a family member experienced food poisoning due to someone else’s negligence, it is a very serious matter.
Bread Products Recalled
The recall involves dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, and buns that were made between March 21, 2022, and April 25, 2022, with an ingredient supplied by Lyons
Continue Reading Some Dinner Rolls Made Me Sick: Legal Options After Food Poisoning 

When we stop for a quick bite to eat at a fast-food restaurant, we generally temper our expectations about the overall quality of the food. While it can certainly be frustrating, we are more or less willing to accept slightly cold fries in exchange for the convenience of a meal on the go. However, our expectations for food safety do not change, and we never expect to suffer from food poisoning when we choose fast food.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what reportedly happened to at least 97 people in six states after eating sandwiches from Wendy’s restaurants. According to the
Continue Reading CDC: Dozens Suffer in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Wendy’s

In our last post, we talked about a variety of things that you, as a parent, can do when prepping your children’s lunches to maximize food safety. We mentioned that preventing foodborne illnesses begins during back-to-school shopping, where it is easy to pick up insulated lunch bags, ice packs, and other items that can help keep lunch food at safe temperatures. Keeping a clean workspace and packing the night before can also help prevent dangerous bacteria from growing to unsafe levels before lunchtime at school.
Today, let’s take a look at some of the things your kids can do
Continue Reading Back to School Food Safety: Your Kids Can Help Keep Themselves Safe

 A quick look around any discount store or department store will prove it: “back-to-school” season is officially here. Weatherwise, we are at the height of summer, but in a few short weeks, children throughout Illinois and across the country will soon return to the classroom. If you are the parent of school-aged children, your to-do list is probably starting to grow, but keeping your children safe is always a top priority. With this in mind, we will spend the next few posts talking about the importance of food safety as it pertains to your child’s lunch box. Today, we are
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Each year, dozens of food products in the United States are recalled due to the food poisoning risk they present. Sadly, many recalls do not happen until a few people—or more—have already gotten sick after consuming the food product. Thankfully, many others are initiated before reports of foodborne illness start rolling in.
Despite these efforts to keep the public safe, it is not uncommon for people to continue getting sick even after a recall has been issued. To prevent this and to keep yourself protected, it is important to know where you get food recall information and what you should
Continue Reading Food Recalls and Staying Safe from Foodborne Illness

When an individual contracts a foodborne illness after eating contaminated food, he or she may suffer a wide variety of symptoms and health concerns. In addition to the direct effects of food poisoning, the person in question might also experience other issues that could negatively affect his or her overall well-being. One of these secondary issues or complications is called reactive arthritis. Reactive arthritis can cause severe pain that affects the individual’s ability to work and perform their daily tasks.
A Look at Reactive Arthritis
Reactive arthritis is not fully understood by the medical community, and it is a relatively
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This week, families around Northern Illinois and across the country gathered to celebrate Independence Day. For many people, such celebrations include backyard cookouts with massive spreads of delicious food of all types.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to attend a Fourth of July cookout and then come home feeling a bit unwell. Before long, you might feel quite ill and have symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. You might even recognize the situation as attributable to something you ate, but the term “food poisoning” might feel like a stretch. However, the reality is that if something
Continue Reading What You Need to Know About Liability for Summer Cookout Food Poisoning

Over the last couple of blog posts, we have talked about some of the ways to keep your guests from contracting foodborne illnesses during your summer cookouts. Previously, we have discussed maintaining a clean grill and proper handling procedures for meats, chicken, and seafood. While grilling is a big part of most summer cookouts, there is often a variety of other foods that help to complete a backyard meal. With several months of warm weather — and numerous opportunities for cookouts — still to go this year, it is time to talk about keeping the side dishes safe as well.
Continue Reading Summer Cookout Safety Tips: Keeping Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold

If you are the type of person who plays “fast and loose” with food safety—maybe, you are willing to eat those deviled eggs that have been sitting on the buffet table all day—there is a good chance you had to deal with food poisoning occasionally. And, you might not have even recognized your issues as food poisoning, as some cases can be much milder than others.
Most of us generally understand that improper food handling and storage temperatures can allow the pathogens that cause foodborne illness to contaminate our food. But what if someone else in your household ate contaminated
Continue Reading Is Food Poisoning Contagious?