A Mississippi woman who claims she was hospitalized with salmonella after eating Goldfish crackers is now suing Pepperidge Farm and its ingredient manufacturer: Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
The lawsuit is thought to be the first since the company voluntarily recalled four different types of Goldfish on July 23rd due to a possible salmonella contamination. The recall was due to whey powder found in four products that had the potential presence of Salmonella.
Bailey Finch, from Columbus, Mississippi, claims that she had “no idea” that certain flavors of the snack were possibly contaminated when she ate the Blasted Xtra Cheddar variety on July 19th a few days before the recall.
Shortly after she was treated at DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa for severe stomach problems and was later taken to UAB University Hospital in Birmingham where she underwent four days of treatment for severe complications caused by the salmonella.
At only 26, Finch was taken to UAB University Hospital with organ failure and collapsed veins. As a result, Finch hired lawyers to seek damages for medical expenses, mental and physical pain, emotional distress, lost wages and future medical expenses.
Salmonella is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces. When humans become infected, the incubation period ranges from several hours to two days.
Possible signs and symptoms include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
The negligence of a company should never cost you money, make you sick, or go through any suffering. If you have suffered due to a recall, contact Douglas McGinity today!