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Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to Texas

A public health alert has been issued for Foster Farms raw chicken after 278 people have developed salmonella food poisoning, most likely from the Foster Farms chicken. There have been five cases of salmonella food poisoning in Texas that have now also been linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak.

The strains of Salmonella Heidelberg were first detected in March, but the United States Department of Agriculture inspectors weren't sure where it came from. This could be a serious case of product liability, since the salmonella has now reached people from 18 states.

Foster Farms has stated that no recall is in effect yet and that the food poisonings were caused by eating chicken that was undercooked or improperly handled. The USDA has not linked the salmonella outbreak to a specific product or production period yet, but the USDA mark on suspect packages would read: P6137, P6137A and P7632.

Salmonella Heidelberg causes illness that can be life-threatening for those with weak immune systems such as children, the elderly and those with cancer or HIV infection. Typical symptoms occur within eight hours to three days after eating the contaminated product and include:

  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramps
  • fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting

If you or a loved one have experienced food poisoning due to a product liability like this one, you deserve justice and compensation for your emotional and physical trauma.Contact the Texas product liability attorneys today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

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