Jule’s Foods, which is based in Carlsbad, California, is voluntarily recalling its food products because of potential salmonella contamination. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall includes all of the company Cashew Brie, Truffle Cashew Brie, Black Garlic Cashew Brie, Artichoke Spinach Dip and Vegan Ranch Dressing.
FDA has the preliminary confirmation of salmonella in brie products containing cashews. The salmonella contamination is under investigation both by the FDA as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These products were mainly distributed to independently-owned grocery stores in several states including California. Jule’s Foods Brie products come in 6-ounce packages wrapped in white cheese paper.
Jule’s has suspended all production while the FDA, CDC, and the company continue their investigation into the source of the problem. The FDA is urging consumers to not consume the product and immediately dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions are asked to contact the company via email at email@example.com or via telephone at 310-980-4697.
How Salmonella Can Affect You
Consumption of food products that are contaminated with salmonella could cause salmonellosis. Some of the most common symptoms of this infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food. While many do recover without treatment, the infection also has the potential to cause more severe illness and require hospitalization.
Older adults, infants, and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to develop a serious illness. If you are concerned that you may have salmonellosis, it is important that you contact your medical provider right away.
If you or a loved one has been sickened as a result of a defective food product or food served at a restaurant or elsewhere, you may be able to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Make sure you report your illness to the local public health agency and get medical attention, treatment and care right away. An experienced California food poisoning lawyer will be able to help victims secure maximum compensation for their losses and hold the negligent parties accountable.