As trusting consumers, we expect the food products we buy to be free of any substance or ingredient that may cause us harm, illness, or injury. When a food product’s labeling fails to include an important ingredient that many individuals are allegoric to, such as soy, it may be subject to a recall.
According to a Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) report by the United States Department of Agriculture issued on November 4, 2009, Curly’s Food, Inc., has recalled an estimated 12,181 pounds of roast beef deli products. This recall is due to the deli products being accidentally mislabeled in that they contain an allergen – soy. Apparently, the mislabeling issue was revealed after a product check by Curly’s Food, Inc.
Based on the report, the roast beef deli products were made on October 5 and 12, 2009, and were circulated to retail-type delicatessens and Department of Defense Commissaries in Washington and 14 other U.S. states. The report on the recalled product states the following about the product: “Cases containing two (2) various size weight deli-faced pieces of “Healthy Ones, Medium Cooked Roast Beef, 97% Fat Free, No Fillers, No Artificial Flavors, Lower Sodium” in vacuum packaged bags. Each package bears a use by date of “01/03/2010” or “01/10/2010,” a case code of “30900-17856” as well as the establishment number “EST. 15878″ inside the USDA mark of inspection.”
Although the FSIS has not received any notice of adverse reactions due to the soy in these products, anyone who experiences an allergic reaction should see their doctor as soon as possible. Consumers with any questions regarding the roast beef recall are asked to contact the company Consumer Hotline at 1-800-722-1127.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe allergic reaction to a recalled food product, or an otherwise existing product on the market due to a company’s failure to properly label that product, you may be able to hold negligent parties legally responsible. Product liability issues can involve problems with food items, household appliances, children’s toys and clothing, automotive parts, and much more.
At the Bernard Law Group, our experienced Washington product liability attorneys have helped many injured victims obtain the compensation they deserve for expenses brought on by their injuries from a defective or dangerous product. Contact the Bernard Law Group today for a free consultation of your case. Call us at 1-800-418-8282.