As many of our readers (and fellow peanut butter shoppers) are doubtless conscious, on Could 20th J.M. Smucker Co. issued a voluntary recall of its JIF peanut butter merchandise as a result of potential Salmonella contamination linked to a producing facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
Class-action legal professionals wasted no time in holding J.M. Smucker accountable and no less than two class-actions have been filed towards the corporate alleging varied causes of motion, together with negligence and breach of warranties, for actions ensuing in the manufacturing of doubtlessly contaminated product that was offered to plaintiffs and different equally located shoppers. The legislation agency of Akim represents the Plaintiff in each lawsuits and the complaints are considerably much like each other.
The recall remains to be being investigated by FDA, CDC, and different state companions. It presents a very attention-grabbing query of authorized legal responsibility because the Salmonella pressure related to sickness in the present outbreak is identical one which was discovered in an environmental pattern throughout a 2010 FDA inspection. Keller and Heckman will proceed to observe this litigation and the outcomes of the outbreak investigation.