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FDA Announced ProtiDiet Chocolate Dream Bar Recall

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What Happened

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for multiple lots of ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars due to a possible salmonella contamination. The recall was issued on March 20, 2013. The product was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. The product is also for sale online. The dream bars under recall are 7.4 ounce packages, with 7 bars per package, with the markings “UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B,” and a best by date of 2015-08.

Here is a picture of the packaging of the ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

There are three basic types of food contamination; physical, chemical, and biological. All three types of contamination can cause serious illness, injury, or death. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), food-borne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Salmonella is a public health risk and is one of the most common causes of food borne illness.  In 2009 a salmonella outbreak was discovered in peanuts and it’s by-products such as peanut butter. According to the CDC, the contamination caused 107 hospitalizations as well as eight deaths and hundreds more victims to become sick. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Food poisoning is very frequent in Virginia, and can lead to serious injury which requires extensive medical care and heavy medical bills.

Food poisoning lawsuits are complex and science-based. In order to prove negligence in a food poisoning case, it is crucial to have personal injury lawyers that have both knowledge of the field and real trial experience. As a Virginia (VA) personal injury firm we have helped many victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages. If you have been the victim of food poisoning or injury due to a recalled food, it may be possible to sue the food manufacturer or distributor. You may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, wages lost during your illness and recovery, pain and suffering and, in extreme cases, wrongful death. Our experience personal injury lawyers have helped many food poisoning victims obtain the justice they deserve from the manufacturers and sellers of bacteria-tainted food.

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