Con Agra manufactured “Peter Pan” and “Great Value” brands possibly contaminated with Salmonella.
NASHVILLE, TN — April 4, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Class Actions News – The Tennessee law firm of Craft & Sheppard, P.L.C, announced that they have filed the first class action lawsuit claiming injury and damages from human ingestion of peanut butter. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers not to eat certain jars of “Peter Pan” or “Great Value” brands peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella. Both brands were manufactured by Con Agra.
The FDA warning was based on an epidemiological study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the various state and local health agencies. They linked a number of cases of foodborne illnesses in numerous states to consumption of varying types of “Peter Pan” peanut butter. This report was provided to the FDA on February the 13th. The outbreak appears to be ongoing with the first consumer possibly becoming ill in August, 2006.
“Consumers should not fear serious illness when they go to their local grocery store. Food manufacturers need to be held accountable for their lapse of attention to public safety”, says Perry Craft of Craft & Sheppard.
Craft & Sheppard, PLC, a mid-size firm with offices in Brentwood, Columbia and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has experience in the areas of consumer protection, class actions and product liability. Offering personal and business advisory, and litigation services to our clients, Craft & Sheppard, PLC practice and offer legal services in the areas of complex litigation, general counsel services, mass tort, insurance subrogation, healthcare law, claims dispute resolution, personal injury, workers compensation and ERISA, as well as coordination of specialized legal services. The firm’s clients consist of individuals and fortune 500 companies.