Seneca Snack Company Recalls Apple Chips for Possible Salmonella Contamination
Seneca Snack Company has announced a voluntary recall of Seneca Cinnamon Apple Chips and Clancy’s Cinnamon Apple Chips because of possible salmonella contamination. According to an alert posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, the recall is only for specific cinnamon flavor lot codes. No other apple chips are affected.
Details of the Recall
The recall also only affects Clancy’s products sold by ALDI and Seneca’s products sold nationwide through Amazon and Gemline. No other retailers are affected. Seneca has said it is not aware of any reports of consumer illness related to these products. The company was notified by an ingredient supplier that it shipped one lot of ingredients containing cinnamon that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
In response to that notification, Seneca is now recalling Cinnamon Apple Chips from its distribution system. Consumers who have these products are asked to return it for a full refund to the retail outlet where it was purchased. Consumers who want more information are asked to contact Seneca Foods at 1-800-872-1110.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious or sometimes even fatal infections especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Some of the most common symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some cases, the infection can get into the bloodstream leading to complications such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis. Salmonella infections could also lead to hospitalizations.
If You Have Been Affected
Food manufacturers, distributors and retailers have a duty and a legal obligation to provide consumers with food that is safe and clean. If you have suffered food poisoning, you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault parties for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, cost of diagnosis, hospitalization, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If you have been affected, be sure to get prompt medical attention, treatment and care. Preserve the contaminated food so it can be tested in a laboratory independently for the presence of pathogens. Report your illness to the local health care agency, which keeps track of food-borne illnesses. Victims would also be well advised to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer who will fight to protect their rights and help them secure the compensation they rightfully deserve.