The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued a warning to consumers that the Traders Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter Made with Sea Salt may be part of a national outbreak of Salmonella infection. Since June 11, there have been 29 cases nationwide, with 3 of those cases occurring in Massachusetts. If you have this product at home, the DPH recommends getting rid of it.
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes an infectious disease in humans. Typically, the symptoms manifest themselves through stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea and vomiting. The symptoms generally show up between 12 and 36 hours after the suspect food is consumed, and can last several days. For the young, those with previous health issues, and the elderly, a salmonella infection can be a life threatening event.
If you think you or a loved one has been infected with Salmonella from a product please contact Mazow|McCullough, PC. We have extensive experience in handling cases that arise because of unsafe and contaminated food products. You will receive a free legal consultation and learn about your legal options. You can contact us at (978) 744-8000 or [email protected]. The right lawyer makes all the difference.