Category Archives: Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning – Who is Liable?

It is safe to say that most people experience food poisoning at least once in their lives. If you have ever had food poisoning, you know the misery it brings. How long and how ill you become is dependent on the type of ‘poison’ that entered your system, whether it be a norovirus, E. coli, -->

FOOD RECALL on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese due to Potential Metal Contaminate.

Earlier this week The FDA announced that Kraft Food Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 6.5 Million boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, after it was revealed they have potentially been contaminated with metal pieces The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used -->

Food Poisoning can even lurk on the OUTSIDE of food packaging.

Did you know that 3 out of 4 store chickens are contaminated with the bacteria campylobacter? The bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain, and is the most common cause of food poisoning! Good hygiene is the most important thing to remember when handling chicken. This starts the moment that you pick it -->

Fairway Market recalls its Brand Raw Hazelnuts due to Possible Salmonella Contamination.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fairway market is recalling its brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella can cause serious and even fatal infections in young children, elderly or others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with the bacteria can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and -->

Food Safety: How to Reduce your Risk of Listeria.

There have been multiple recent news reports of food recalls due to possible contamination of the organism Listeria monocytogenes, but what is Listeria, and how can it affect you? Listeria has the strongest effect on children, frail or elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. It can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, meningitis, and in -->

Why Did Last Night’s Chicken Make You Sick?

Each year, contaminated food sickens 48 million Americans. 28,000 of those are hospitalized, and 3,000 die as a result. The pathogen Salmonella is both common and potentially lethal. It infects more than a million Americans each year, sending 19,000 victims to the hospital, and killing more people than any other food-born pathogen. A recent U.S.D.A. -->

Dole Fresh Vegetables Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Bagged Salads Due to Possible Health Risk

On March 13, 2014 Dole Fresh Vegetables announced that they are voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014) and Market side Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A -->

F.D.A Proposes Rules to Enforce U.S. Standards for Imported Food

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would require food importers such as Walmart and Cargill to ensure that their foreign manufacturers follow American food safety standards in an effort to prevent contamination and illness. Shockingly, about 15% of the food that we as Americans consume comes from overseas, including over -->

UPDATE: Stomach Bug Outbreak

The source of the widespread stomach bug outbreak has been tracked in at least two states to a Mexican farm that supplied salad mix to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants. On Sunday, the FDA announced that the illnesses in Nebraska and Iowa have been traced to Taylor Farms in Salinas, California. The FDA is -->

Stomach Bug Outbreak: Should We Wash Bagged Lettuce?

When we purchase a bag of “pre-washed” lettuce, we expect it to be pre-washed and have no trace of parasites. However, a recent report has been released stating that nearly 400 people have been sickened due to packaged salad mixes. What’s even more alarming is the fact that state and federal officials are refusing to -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP