CASE ALERT: Ground Turkey Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that ground turkey produced and distributed by Plainville Brands, LLC of Pennsylvania were the potential source of a Salmonella outbreak.
Did you consume ground turkey between December 2020 and April 2021 and suffer foodborne illness symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and fever? Call ASK LLP today at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free case evaluation.
What We Know About the Ground Turkey Outbreak
According to the CDC, there are 28 reported illnesses from 12 states related to this outbreak in the United States, and 2 people have been hospitalized. The CDC advises that all identified ground turkey products should be thrown away. Consumers are also advised to check their freezer for ground turkey.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop symptoms which include:
- Stomach cramps
Most illnesses occur within 6 hours to 6 days after eating the contaminated food and most people remain ill for 4 to 7 days. People that have underlying GI issues may be affected more severely, as well as immunocompromised and elderly people.
Products Involved in Ground Turkey Outbreak
The ground turkey involved in the Salmonella outbreak was shipped to retailers between December 2020 and April 2021. The ground turkey was produced by Plainville Brands, LLC of Pennsylvania. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Ground turkey products involved in the outbreak:
- Nature’s Promise (94% lean 6% fat) – 1 lb packages with use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/1/21, 1/3/21,1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
- Wegman (94% lean 6% fat) – 1 lb and 3 lb packages with use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
- Plainville Farms (93% lean 7% fat) – 1 lb packages with use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
Additional products may be added to this list.
These ground turkey products have the establishment number “P-244” in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection. They were produced between December 18-29, 2020, and were distributed nationwide. These products are no longer available in stores, but may still be stored in consumers’ freezers. The USDA issued a food safety alert on April 10, 2021.
These lawsuits are not part of a class action or multi-district litigation (MDL). Each case is unique and remains separate from other cases. The statute of limitations to sue may be only one or two years after the purchase or consumption of the recalled turkey, so we urge victims to seek legal counsel immediately. We are demanding that the food production companies reimburse our clients for their doctor’s bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Why You Should Choose ASK LLP
When you get hurt after eating a food contaminated with a bacteria or other pathogen, you may not know what to do. After all, the food production industry is a large and powerful one. We are here to help. Our experienced legal team has a strong track record of fighting—and winning— against big food production companies. We have already successfully represented clients who were injured by contaminated foods. If you hire us, know that we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result.