The FDA has announced that a California-based company–organicgirl produce–has recalled 120 cartons of its 5.75 oz Berries & Balsamic Salad “because it may contain an incorrect condiment packet with an unlabeled allergen for walnuts.”
“The product is packaged in plastic trays in a 6-count carton, UPC 895203-001332, product lot number 31B073830, with Use-By Date of December 16, 2009.” If you have an allergy to walnuts, do not eat this product. Doing so would “run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction,” says the FDA.
If you purchased the recalled product, you are urged to return it to the place you bought it from for a full refund. If you have any questions, you may also contact organicgirl produce at 1-831-758-7810.
It is common for people to have allergic reactions to all kinds of foods. That is why it is critically important for all food suppliers to carefully label what the product contains. Without appropriate warnings, public health is compromised.
Many people die every year as a result of food allergies. If you have an allergy to a food product, read labels carefully. If eating at a restaurant, ask your server to confirm the absence of the product you are allergic to when ordering.
Enjoy your meals, but please be careful to ingest only what you know is safe.
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Mr. Zambri is Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including medical malpractice actions stemming from defective or dangerous medications. He has also been named a “DC Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America. If you need a patient advocate, we recommend that you read an article about medical malpractice claims authored by senior partner Salvatore Zambri.
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