Stolen Tilapia Could Affect Thousands with Salmonella
Golden International is warning customers that over 400 cartons of stolen tilapia may contain salmonella. The pilfered fish could have been illegally sold anywhere thus affecting thousands with the potentially deadly illness.
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. The bacteria usually live in animal and human intestines and shed through feces. Consuming contaminated water or food spreads the infection to humans. Typically, people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Others that develop symptoms have them within 8 to 72 hours. However, most doctors misdiagnosis the infection as stomach flu.
Symptoms last two to seven days. Diarrhea may last up to 10 days, however, it may take several months before bowels return to normal. However, salmonella can develop into typhoid fever. This is a deadly disease. About 300 people get typhoid fever in the United States each year. About 22 million cases of typhoid fever and 200,000 related deaths occur worldwide each year.
Stolen Tilapia and Salmonella
On Sunday, April 29, thieves stole a container of frozen tilapia ready for re-export to Taiwan from Golden International Corporations container yard in Renton, WA. Authorities recovered the empty crate in Everett, WA on May 9th. Also, the thieves could have sold the product anywhere. Improper refrigeration caused the tilapia to develop salmonella.
Authorities sampled the container, and authorities detected salmonella. The manufacturer number is 7F3001. The net weight is 40 lbs.
Help after a Salmonella Infection
When you experience side effects from severe food poisoning, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement could also provide compensation for your injuries and damages. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting Salmonella infection injury cases in all 50 states. Therefore, if you or somebody you know was injured by an outbreak of Salmonella poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.