Contaminated eggs recalled in South Carolina, across U.S.

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In recent times there have been many news stories about people becoming ill or even dying from tainted food products. The seriousness of these tainted products can span across the United States as food is mass produced and distributed.

When the negligence of a food producer leads to the injury or even wrongful death of an innocent person in South Carolina, the victim or the victim’s family may choose to hold the producer responsible through civil court proceedings. Seeking compensation sends a clear message to producers to take responsibility for the safety of their products, and can also help cover medical costs, lost wages, and funeral costs.

Recently, a food recall of some 15,000 pails of eggs in brine has affected South Carolina and 33 other states. The hard-boiled eggs were tested and it was revealed that some may be contaminated with listeria. Listeria can have very serious effects and may even be fatal for young children, those with weak immune systems, and for the elderly. In total, more than a million eggs are being recalled and the contamination likely came from a repair in a packaging room at the company’s plant in Nebraska, according to reports.

The eggs were not sold directly to retailers but were purchased by food distributors and manufacturers for institutional use. They are being recalled by Michael Foods, a Minnesota food company and were being sold under six brand names: Glenview Farms, Papetti’s, GFS, Columbia Valley Farms, Silverbrook, and Wholesome Farms.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that as of right now there have been no reports of illness due to the contaminated eggs.

Source: USA Today, “Minn. food company recalls about 1 million eggs in 34 states,” The Associated Press, Feb. 3, 2012


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