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Personal injury: Recalled pork skins could cause food poisoning

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2019 | personal injury

Anyone who experiences headache, fever, nausea, vomiting and weakness is advised to consider what he or she consumed within two to six hours before the onset of the symptoms. Sometimes food contains bacteria or undeclared ingredients that could cause food poisoning. In some cases, this could give rise to personal injury claims against the producer and marketer of the product. A North Carolina company recently recalled a dangerous food product that might cause health problems or even death.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services detected that pork skins, manufactured by a Kannapolis company, contained ingredients that were not listed on the labels of the products. Undeclared ingredients in Two Brothers Pork Skins include chorizo powder, tomato puree, orange juice, vinegar, black pepper, onion, garlic and other spices. Consumers with allergies to any of these ingredients could suffer severe reactions after consuming these snacks.

Reportedly, the pork skins were shipped to various stores in North and South Carolina via a distributor. According to authorities, the level of the recall was classified as Class 1. This indicates that consumption could cause serious harm to the health of consumers, with the possibility of death not excluded.

Food poisoning could have severe financial consequences that could include hospital fees, doctors’ bills and even lost wages. If the negligence of a food manufacturer caused this, the victim might have grounds for a products liability lawsuit. However, there are time limits to pursue such claims, and consulting a North Carolina personal injury attorney as soon as possible would be wise.