The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended distribution of all food products from the Dixie Dew Products facility in Erlanger, Kentucky, after they were linked at a multistate E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly 30 people in 12 states.
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What’s the Problem?
March 31, 2017 – An investigation by local and federal health authorities has identified soy nut butter manufactured by Dixie Dew Products as the source of the E. coli outbreak. FDA has suspended the company’s registration “after an inspection revealed insanitary conditions at the firm that could affect the safety of finished products.”
On Thursday, the CDC announced that it was still getting reports of people suffering from food poisoning after eating soy nut products manufactured by Dixie Dew. The agency was aware of at least 6 new E. coli cases, bringing the total to 29.
Of these, at least 12 patients have been hospitalized, and 9 developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening condition caused by the abnormal destruction of red blood cells.
“We are urging parents and caregivers to check for recalled SoyNut Butter products and throw them away,” CDC said. “This product has a long shelf life and may still be in homes and classrooms.”
Products affected by the recall include (regardless of date of purchase or date listed on packaging):
- 15-ounce plastic jars of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter
- Individual portion cups of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter
- 4-pound plastic tubs of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter
- Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter
- Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bars with the brand name 20/20 Life Styles
Symptoms of E. coli infection typically start 2 to 8 days after consuming the bacteria. They include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Most people recover in less than a week, although 5% to 10% of patients will go on to develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, according to the CDC.
Do I Have a Soy Nut Butter Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in SoyNut Butter Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. Coli infection cases in all 50 states.
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