Most recently, a food recall occurred. Giant Eagle has issued a recall of Giant Eagle Apple Pistachio Salad, and the same salad with Chicken, due to the fact that the red apples recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Even though to date, Giant Eagle hasn’t received any reports of customer illnesses, there are risks of customer illness. Particularly, young children, frail/elderly people/ and others, with weak immune systems are at risk. However, even healthy individuals can suffer from short term symptoms, such as a high fever, headaches, stifness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In addition, in pregnant women, listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This recall is being done to samples of red apples, produced by Del Monte, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA was notified about this on December 9th, 2014. These items have been sold in Pennsylvania, and Ohio Giant Eagles locations from 11/29, through 12/9. This product has a sell-date of 12/1 to 12/11. Upon notification by Del Monte, Giant Eagle removed many of the potentially affected products, but some could have been distributed, resulting in some becoming sick.
As a consumer, you have the right to a safe, and effective product. If a company sells you a product that isn’t safe, then you have the right to pursue a legal claim against the offending company. If you went to the hospital, or doctor, and tested positive for listeria, then you should consider hiring a personal injury law firm to pursue a claim on your behalf. Hiring a personal injury law firm can be a confusing process. The great thing about hiring a personal injury law firm, is that they don’t charge a fee unless they win! That means, you can have the law firm explore for you, free of charge, and help you find out if you became sick as a result of the defective product. If you did become sick, as a result of the Giant Eagle salad, then you could get compensated, not only for your medical bills, but also for things like pain and suffering.
If you think you became sick, or are a victim of the Giant Eagle Apple Pistachio salad, consider contacting the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP, a Long Beach personal injury law firm. Our law firm has over 30 years of combined experience, helping victims of defective products get the compensation they deserve. If you’re a pregnant woman, who recently suffered a miscarriage, you may be eligible for compensation. They miscarriage may have been due to a listeria infection.