Veggie Booty Salmonella OutbreakOn June 28, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Robert’s American Gourmet Food, Inc. of Sea Cliff, New York, was recalling Veggie Booty Snack Food. The company, which markets the puffed rice and corn products, Veggie Booty and Pirate's Booty, recalled all lots and sizes of Veggie Booty after health officials identified the product as the source of a Salmonella outbreak. On July 2, Robert's expanded the recall to include Super Veggie Tings Crunch Corn Sticks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 11 that 60 persons in 19 states had been confirmed ill with Salmonella Wandsworth infections as part of the outbreak. Illness onset dates were between March 4 and June 15, 2007. Ninety percent of cases were children aged 10 months to three years.
The Veggie Booty was distributed nationwide and in Canada, and was sold in 4 oz., 1 oz., and ½ oz. flexible plastic foil packages. Veggie Booty is sold in supermarkets, health food stores, vending machines, online, and via phone order in both the U.S. and Canada. Marler Clark represented 25 victims. The cases were settled in October, 2008.
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- Ordeal leaves family wary
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