Ohio Product Liability Attorney and Food Allergy Lawyer reviews food allergens contamination injury and food safety lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide
About four percent of Americans suffer from a type of food allergy, many of which serious enough for foods to cause an anaphylactic reaction that may be life threatening. As a result an estimated 1,500 deaths occur due to food-related allergic reactions.
Food companies are aware of this, and therefore have a responsibility to protect customers. This responsibility lies with restaurants, grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, schools, hospitals and nursing homes.
Following a severe allergic reaction, contact a food safety lawyer to investigate the root cause and potentially save the lives of other consumers who may be in danger of contaminated food products.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio product liability attorney and food allergy lawyer representing injured plaintiffs in food safety lawsuits and contamination claims.
Cross Contamination & Food Safety Recalls
- Funky Chunky LLC: On December 20, 2018, Funky Chunky recalled the Nutty Choco Pop Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser due to undeclared tree nuts.
- RXBAR: On December 20, 2018 RXBAR recalled Chocolate Sea Salt and Coconut Chocolate bars due to a potential undeclared peanut allergen.
- Atherstone Foods Inc: ON December 18, 2018 Atherstone Foods Inc recalled the Greens and Grains Hummus and Quinoa Tabouleh Wrap due to undeclared soy.
- Moonstruck Chocolate Company: On December 14, 2018, Moonstruck Chocolate Company recalled Sea Salt Caramels Tumbled In Milk Chocolate because it may contain undeclared hazelnuts.
- Fine Land Corp: On December 10, 2018, Fine Land Corp recalled its Meiqili Durian Candy in plastic bag with clear window because it contains undeclared milk allergens.
- Accra Super Market: On December 6, 2018 Accra Super Market recalled packages of “Suya Barbecue Seasoning” because it may contain undeclared peanuts.
- Danone: On December 5, 2018, Danone North America recalled Light & Fit® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S’Mores Flavor due to undeclared peanuts.
- Hiland Dairy: On December 4, 2018, Hiland Dairy recalled half-gallon premium whole milk chocolate that may contain eggs.
- Gemini Food Corporation: On December 3, 2018 Gemini Food Corporation recalled Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions and Fried Garlic Due to Undeclared Wheat.
- Ottogi America, Inc.: On November 26, 2018, Ottogi America, Inc. recalled Jin Ramen Mild and Jin Ramen Spicy due to undeclared egg as an ingredient on the packages.
- Frito-Lay: On November 6, 2018, Frito-Lay announced a voluntary recall of Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored popcorn because they were filled with cheese flavored tortilla chips that contain undeclared milk ingredients.
Understanding Food Allergies
Food allergies are an immune system reaction that occurs after eating a certain food, triggering digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. In some people, a food allergy can cause life-threatening reactions known as anaphylaxis.
For some people, an allergic reaction to a particular food may be uncomfortable but not severe. For other people, an allergic food reaction can be frightening and even life-threatening. Food allergy symptoms usually develop within a few minutes to two hours after eating the offending food. Common food allergy signs and symptoms include:
- Tingling or itching in the mouth
- Hives and itching skin
- Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body
- Wheezing or trouble breathing
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
Common food allergies include:
- Shellfish—shrimp, lobster and crab
- Tree nuts—walnuts and pecans
- Cow’s milk
Legal Action: Contact a Food Allergy Lawyer
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to consumer safety and specializes in consumer protection litigation following injuries. When food companies fail to warn consumers of allergen contamination and injury and deaths occur, they may be held liable.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an allergic reaction from contaminate foods, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a food allergy lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding food allergy lawsuits.