In April, Ohio’s Department of Agriculture (ODA) issued a health alert for several food items sold at the Pop-n-Place Shell Gas Station on Memphis Avenue after a routine inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division. A health alert was issued after food items were found to be misbranded and could contain undeclared allergens.
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The health alert issued to the Pop-n-Place Shell Gas Station by the ODA states the contamination risk could be present in any cold food or food from the cooler section sold. There are too many food items to single out, but some of the food listed in the alert includes:
These foods could be dangerous to anyone with allergies or sensitivities so they should be discarded immediately. Mild, severe, or life-threatening allergic reactions can happen if eaten by vulnerable customers.
The amount of consumed food that triggers allergic reactions vary. Food allergy symptoms can also vary but some may include:
If anyone exhibits signs of foodborne illness or allergies, contact a physician immediately.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate foodborne illnesses account for one-in-six Americans getting sick each year, around 48 million people. These illnesses can lead to:
There are three preventable causes that may lead to the contamination of food, including:
Some of the most common types of food poisoning include:
Food poisoning can affect one person or many people. This often depends on when and where the contamination occurs. It can lead to health alerts, massive recalls, and lawsuits.
It can be difficult to recover from food poisoning. Some need hospitalization. Medical bills can stack up. Long-term consequences may be suffered. You or your family should not have to endure financial jeopardy because of someone else’s negligence when dealing with food.
Even a mild case of food poisoning is awful. Foodborne illnesses cause millions to get sick each year. Often, human negligence causes these illnesses. If you or a loved one suffered from food poisoning because of someone else’s carelessness, contact the Cleveland attorneys at Paulozzi LPA for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.