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Atlanta Area Child Affected By Veggie Booty Salmonella Recall

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In a follow up to the previously discussed Veggie Booty Salmonella Recall, recent reports note that an Atlanta area child has been affected by the popular salmonella contaminated snack food.

According to the AJC:

State health officials declined to identify the youngster, whose infection was detected through a stool sample requested by a doctor. The doctor then notified the state public health agency on May 4, which notified the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Although there have been no reported deaths linked to the Veggie Booty recall at this point, at least 57 people in at least 18 states have become sickened after eating the contaminated Veggie Booty snack food manufactured by Robert’s American Gourmet Inc. according to the FDA.

State health officials declined to identify the youngster, whose infection was detected through a stool sample requested by a doctor. The doctor then notified the state public health agency on May 4, which notified the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC officials said the outbreak began appearing in March and officials spent weeks interviewing parents of ill children before linking it to Veggie Booty, which is distributed in all 50 states. Minnesota health officials also isolated the strain, Salmonella wandsworth, from a sealed bag of Veggie Booty obtained from a store.

The child has recovered from the food-borne illness that can cause diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and, in more severe cases, even death, said Belen Moran, spokeswoman for the Georgia Division of Public Health.

According to the FDA, many of the reported cases thus far involve children under the age of 10. Most of which reported having abdominal cramps, headaches, vomiting and bloody diarrhea necessitating hospitalization.

Although only 57 cases have officially been reported by the FDA it is believed that many more have been affected by the Veggie Booty Salmonella recall. Our experienced food borne illness attorneys have already been speaking with many of those affected by the recall and therefore expect this number to continue to increase as the FDA’s investigation continues.

If you or a loved one has been affected by the Veggie Booty recall and have questions about the recall we encourage you to contact one of our Veggie Booty lawyers to discuss your legal rights and needs. Depending on the nature of the injuries you may be entitled to file a Veggie Booty lawsuit to recover the medical expenses, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering you have endured as a result of eating this contaminated snack food.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.