CDC Warns of Salmonella in Sprouts from Jimmy John's

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of a Salmonella outbreak involving Jimmy John’s raw sprouts in its sandwiches after eight residents of three states —Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota — have been infected. Jimmy John’s reacted to the outbreak by taking raw sprouts off the menu at all locations. The CDC also warned that raw and lightly cooked sprouts are a known source of foodborne illnesses and outbreaks especially for children, older adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune system. Click here to read more about the CDC warning about sprouts.

Pet Food Recall Prompts Green Beans for Humans Recall

On Jan. 19, 2018 JustFoodForDogs LLC, pet food company recalled three flavors of dog food containing human-grade green beans after lab tests found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the green beans. Following this testing result, National Frozen Foods Corp. issued a recall of individual quick frozen green beans. Listeria monocytogenes is particularly dangerous to children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with suppressed immune systems, including cancer patients, transplant recipients and those with HIV/AIDS. It can take up to 70 days after exposure for symptoms to develop in people. Click here to read more about the green bean recall.

FTC Orders "Hats Off" to Company Accused of Falsely Touting "Made in USA"

The FTC brought a case against a Bollman Hat Company for falsely stating that its hats and other products were “Made in USA” and “American Made Matters,” “Choose American,” and “Made in USA since 1868.” The FTC found that more than 70 percent of their hat styles are wholly imported as finished products or contain significant imported content. The company agreed to settle the action and to stop making false claims that the hats and other products it sells are all or virtually all made in the United States. Andersen Sleater Sianni attorneys represent consumers who purchased products that were not as advertised and caused them damage. Click here to read more about the FTC case against Bollman.

Class Action Alleges that Walmart Has "Egg" On Its Face

Plaintiff in a class action alleges that Walmart's private label "Organic Marketplace" eggs falsely advertise that their hens are free to roam with "outdoor access." The investigation of the facility, where Defendants keep their hens detailed in the complaint, found that they are instead confined to screened in porches in industrial barns. Andersen Sleater Sianni's attorneys represent consumers, who purchased products based on representations, that are proven untrue and were damaged as a result. Click here to read the lawsuit against Walmart.

Consumer Reports and Canadian Officials Warn: Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce

Consumer Reports' food safety experts and Canadian health officials are advising people in the U.S. and Canada to stop eating romaine lettuce. During the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. in 13 states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington) and Canada have become ill from the strain of E. coli O157: H7. One person in each country has died. Because of the current outbreak is known and the implicated food has not been removed from the supply chain, CR’s experts say consumers should avoid eating any romaine lettuce. Canadian health authorities identified romaine lettuce from various loc

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