Saturday, February 17, 2007
Peanut-butter recall gets into the inevitable lawsuit phase
What a drag that it had to be someone from Texas.
People are starting to come out of the woodwork on the peanut-butter salmonella scare that broke earlier this week, with a Waxahachie couple couple one of the first to file a lawsuit claiming that contaminated peanut butter made their two rug rats sick.
Charles Osborn and his wife, Brie, said daughter Tory, 6 and son Jackson, 2, suffered diarrhea, vomiting, and fevers in the past couple of weeks, which they now believe is because of the peanut butter recalled by ConAgra.
Another lawsuit was filed by a couple in Kansas City that claims that the mom and their two midgets got sick in October after eating Great Value Peanut Butter, made by ConAgra, and that the short ones required urgent medical treatment.
Looks like it's only going to get worse: According to the DMN, an attorney in Seattle whose firm specializes in food-borne illness cases said on Friday that he'd been contacted by 450 people firm this week.
The outbreak has sickened nearly 300 people in 39 states since August. No deaths have been reported.
ConAgra issued a voluntary recall Wednesday of all varieties of Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter beginning with product code "2111" imprinted on the lid of both brands.
Posted by T.G.