Chicken is one of the most common foods at American dinner tables. Whether purchased fresh or frozen, consumers trust that the meat will be safe for their families. Sometimes this is not the case. One popular food company is recalling their chicken from the Louisiana shelves and those around the country.
The company at the center of the recall is Barber Foods. Almost 2 million pounds of raw frozen chicken is being recalled due to the possible presence of salmonella. Louisiana residents should check their freezers for packages processed between February 2015 and May 2015. Thus far there have been six salmonella cases reported. The contaminated chicken in question is sold under the following brand names: Barber Foods, Western Family, Meijer ad Loblaw’s. The remedy for consumers with the defective product is to discard the contaminated chicken or return the packages to the retailer for a full refund.
Producers of food and other goods are charged with providing safe products for consumers. Products should be safe when used in the typical manner. Here, chicken cooked prior to the expiration date should be safe to eat. When the product injures a consumer, he or she may be entitled to compensation for any losses due to the defective product. The person seeking compensation does not have to be the person that originally purchased the defective product.
A personal injury attorney may be able to help an injured consumer recover in a product liability case. Whether it is lost wages, medical bills or long term care, an attorney may be able to fight to attempt to recover any losses.
Source: Popsugar, “The USDA Recalls 1.7 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken- See If You’re Affected,” Anna Monette Roberts, July 14, 2015