The Toledo Blade reports that Kroger Co. yesterday recalled two of its onion soup and dip mixes because of possible salmonella contamination. The grocer said an ingredient in two of its products –Kroger Onion Soup & Dip Mix and Kroger Beefy Onion Soup & Dip Mix-stocked in its stores in several states may have been contaminated with the bacteria. Salmonella bacteria is a well known cause of food poisoning.
Most people who get infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal cramps, 12 to 72 hours after infection. In most cases, the illness lasts 3 to 7 days; most affected persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient becomes dangerously dehydrated, and must be taken to a hospital.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the United States, food poisoning causes about 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and up to 5,000 deaths each year. One of the most common bacterial forms of infection, the salmonellae organisms, account for $1 billion in medical costs and lost work time.
Our office handles claims in Ohio and Michigan against food vendors for medical costs and lost time from work caused by food poisoning. If you or someone you know believes they have sustained harm from food poisoning, please contact our office at gallonlaw.com or via phone at 419-843-2001 or toll-free 567-455-5470 for a free consultation.