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Manufacturer Recalls Frozen Meatballs Due to Food Borne Illness Risk

Orlando product liability lawyer James O. Cunningham would like to alert readers to an important product recall of frozen food that if ingested could cause serious health problems, especially for infants and the elderly. Buona Vita, Inc., a company based in Bridgeton, N.J., has announced that they are recalling nearly 73,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat food products due to the potential contamination of the products with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium associated with food borne illness.

The manufacturer reports that the potentially tainted products have been shipped all over the country but were only sold in Florida through Sam’s Club locations. The products affected by the recall include the following:

  • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake ".5 oz Cooked Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Buon Gusto ".5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Mamma Cacciatore "1/2 oz Mamma Cacciatore Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Mamma Cacciatore "1 oz Mamma Cacciatore Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Pisa Brand "1oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs with Pepper and Onions"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buono Vita "1 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
  • 30-lb cases of Buono Vita’s ".65 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Sapore Italiano "3 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked meatballs with chicken and beef"

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Listeria monocytogenes is the bacterium that causes listeriosis, a food borne illness that sickens at least 1,600 people and claims the lives of 415 in the U.S. each year. Most people who contract listeriosis suffer relatively mild flu-like symptoms, such as muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and others. However, for pregnant women and people with compromised immune symptoms, exposure to this bacterium can be deadly. An infection can lead to miscarriage, gastroenteritis and other very serious health problems. Anyone with questions about the recall should contact Buona Vita at (856) 453-7972.

If you or someone in your immediate family has become ill or injured from eating or using a recalled product and you would like to speak with an Orlando personal injury attorney, call 800-425-2004 today. Mr. Cunningham has been aggressively and successfully helping clients injured by defective products since 1977 and may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries and illness. If you have questions about your legal rights, state and federal product liability laws and your options for seeking damages, call today to schedule your free consultation.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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