The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently inspected the Danville, Virginia (VA) factory which produced the Nestle Toll House cookie dough which contained E. coli, according to the Daily Press. The reports show a complete lack of compliance on the part of Nestle USA. Between 2004 and 2007, Nestle failed to provide important documents such as complaint logs and pest-control records to the FDA.
So far, 69 people in 29 states – including Virginia (VA) – have been sickened due to the E. coli outbreak from the cookie dough. Clearly, Nestle is at fault for these illnesses due to their procrastination and sheer insolence toward FDA requests.
As an injury lawyer with 20 years of experience representing clients who’ve suffered severe injuries due to big companies failing to follow basic safety measures, it’s frustrating to hear about another company needlessly allowing people to get sick.
Here’s a video talking about the Nestle cookie dough recall due to E. coli…
This isn’t the first time Virginia (VA) has been embroiled in a food poisoning controversy. There was a recent outbreak of salmonella connected to peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corp. in Lynchburg, Virginia (VA), according to Fox News. Two Virginians died as a result of this outbreak and over 500 people were sickened.
Food poisoning affects roughly 25 percent of Americans every year and if you have a case of diarrhea which lasts more than a day, there’s a 1-in-3 chance you had food poisoning, according to chinadaily.com.
When E. coli enters your body it causes abdominal cramping, vomiting, nausea, and the aforementioned diarrhea. Serious complications can occur, especially in young children, older people, and individuals with weak immune systems, according to webmd.com.
If you or a loved one has been sickened by E. coli and/or salmonella and you believe it’s related to cookie dough or peanut butter, you need to seek legal advice.
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