A recall for whole roaster pigs has been issued by Kapowsin Meats Inc. of Graham, Washington. The recall comes after the pigs were found to potentially carry Salmonella, which can cause illness and sometimes death.
Three cases of Salmonella I infection had already been reported to Kapowsin Meats Inc. when they sent out the recall notice. Consumers are urged to throw out any contaminated meat, as it is confirmed that the three people fell ill following the consumption of the whole roaster hogs. Symptoms to look for include nausea, diarrhea that can contain blood, stomach cramps, and fever. The incubation period for Salmonella poisoning is usually between six and 72 hours, and symptoms can last for about a week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) first issued an alert for the pigs on July 20, and Kapowsin recalled 11,658 pounds of their pork products the following day. Boxes and bags containing the products are marked with “EST. 1628M” alongside the USDA mark of inspection and were sold in Washington.
If you became ill following the consumption of food products that were later found dangerous or defective, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any time missed from work or medical bills incurred. Contact an attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 as soon as you are able.