Salmonella peanut butter lawsuit filed by Vermont family

Peanut Corp of America sued in Georgia federal court today. Atlanta product liability lawyer news provided by

Atlanta GA, (–Peanut Corporation of America was sued in U.S. District Court in Georgia on Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed by an attorney who specializes in product injury cases involving foodborne illnesses. The court documents filed by the lawyer on behalf of a Vermont family allege their 7 year-old boy became sick after he ate Keebler Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich crackers. He has since recovered from the salmonella he contracted on November 25, 2008. The Keebler crackers are part of a massive nationwide ongoing recall of products containing peanut butter processed at the Peanut Corp. of America facility in Georgia.

Keebler crackers and products are made by Kellogg Company. General Mills Inc., Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Meijer Inc., Hy-Vee, Safeway, are amongst a long list of companies who have voluntarily recalled products they make with Peanut Corporation’s peanut butter products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has traced the link of a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella to a Georgia plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been baffled, over the last six months, by a mysterious salmonella outbreak in 43 states sickening over 470 consumers.

The Vermont boy spent 6 days in the hospital for nausea, cramps, diarrhea and blood in his stool. According to the lawsuit his stool tested positive for salmonella.

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