Company recalls defective products due to listeria scare

Miami consumers will want to be aware of a recent food recall that could affect them. A food company has recalled cheese, salsa, peanut butter and spread products that could potentially contain listeria bacterium.

Parkers Farm Acquisition issued a product recall after it was found that some product samples contained listeria, which can cause serious illness to children, elderly people, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems. Listeria is characterized by nausea, diarrhea, fever and muscle aches. It can be treated with antibiotics. So far, there have been no reports of the illness.

The food items were sold in various stores nationwide, including Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, Costco, Rainbow, Hy-Vee, Cub, Lunds, Brookshire, Byerly’s, ALDI, Nash Finch and Price Chopper. They are sold under the labels Parkers Farm, Parkers, Bucky Badger, Central Markets, Happy Farms, Hy-Top, Win Schuler, Say Cheez and Amish Classic.

Several of the products with various sell-by dates have been recalled. Customers who have purchased these items should either throw them out or return them to the store.

Defective products can cause consumer injury, illness and in some cases, even death. Although the risk of death from consuming the food from Parkers Farm Acquisition is highly unlikely, it’s important that manufacturers take precautions. This is because manufacturers have the duty to keep consumers safe from dangerous products.

If a consumer becomes ill after consuming one of these products, the company could be held liable. The consumer could file a product liability suit and attempt to recover compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

SourceABC News, “Minnesota Company Recalls Several Food Products” No author given, Mar. 23, 2014