Food Safety Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Nestle

Source of Article:http://www.food-business-review.com/news/food_safety_law_firm_files_lawsuit_against_nestle_090625

 

Published:25-June-2009

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault has been gathering information through the FDA, CDC, on behalf of its clients

In Fulton County, a lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court by the attorneys Richard Arsenault and Whaley of food safety law firm Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, and attorney Brian Cigelske of the Carterville.

This lawsuit is on behalf of a 7-year-old Georgia girl who developed E. Coli, after handling and baking Nestle Toll House cookies.

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault has been reportedly contacted by many victims associated with this outbreak, and is gathering information through the FDA, CDC and other health and safety organizations, on behalf of their clients.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 70 people in 30 states have become sickened with a particular strain of E. coli 0157:H7, between March and June 2009. Of those interviewed by health investigators, most patients reported handling Nestle Toll House cookie dough products.

Richard Arsenault, lawyer of food safety said: ďE. coli O157:H7 in any food product is unacceptable, but in cookies, itís particularly problematic because many of the consumers are very young. They are a population that is particularly vulnerable to the most tragic consequences of the E. coli poisoning."

ďOur firm has been contacted by many consumers that suspect theyíve been similarly exposed. We will continue to investigate and carefully evaluate each and every contact we receive. This type of recall shakes the publicís confidence in our food supply. Itís imperative that the safety of our food become a top priority. E Coli is a dangerous illness and right now itís attacking many of our most vulnerable citizens,Ē he added.

E. coli infection can also reportedly cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a fatal secondary condition that destroys red blood cells and causes renal failure.

 

 

 

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