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Texas & Louisiana Salmonella Lawyer Prepared to Help Victims : Massive Recall of Texas Salmonella Cheese

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Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

Texas & Louisiana Salmonella Lawyer, Derek Merman of the Merman Law Firm, principal office in Houston, Texas is prepared to help victims of salmonella poisoning from cheese produced in Houston, Texas. The experienced Food Poisoning Lawyer Texas from the Merman Law Firm has learned that Stallings Head Cheese Co., Inc., a Houston cheese producer, has recalled more than 4,500 pounds of hog head cheese that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The Salmonella Lawyer at the Merman Law Firm learned today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that the following products are subject to recall:

10-oz. packages of “Richard’s Hog Head Cheese” bearing establishment number “EST. 2257″ inside the USDA mark of inspection and sell by dates “Use by 2 1 2013” or “Use by 3 20 2013”on each package

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cheeses were produced on November 1, 2012, and December 19, 2012 and were shipped to a distribution center for retail distribution in Louisiana and Southeastern Texas. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the food poisoning lawyer Texas website. The recalled cheeses have been linked to a recent Salmonella Uganda cluster involving six case-patients from Louisiana.

“This cheese recall highlights the importance of consumer action groups and the food-poisoning lawyers at the Merman Law Firm in changing how food is handled and processed. In our society, the most effective way to bring about positive change is to make bad behavior costly. The FDA has limited resources and limited power to examine the food we eat or punish food manufacturers. If there is a financial penalty for making people sick, companies will be more careful to avoid food contamination. Call the attorneys at the Merman Law Firm and we will help you send the message food handlers need to hear.”

“Salmonella” is the second most common domestic foodborne illness. Approximately 42,000 confirmed cases are reported per year, but by scientific estimates, which include unreported infections, the number of actual infections reaches more than one million. Infections result in roughly 20,000 hospitalizations and 400 deaths per year. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, fever and cramps arising within twelve to twenty-four hours after infection and, in most healthy individuals, persist for five to seven days. Hospitalization can result from dehydration caused by the symptoms but, in some cases, seeking immediate medical attention may be a matter of life or death. Moreover, a blood test is required to confirm the source of the contamination, so the Merman Law Firm urges anyone suffering from food poisoning symptoms to see a doctor immediately. To learn more about Salmonella, visit For information on prior salmonella outbreaks and litigation see Derek Merman, the Texas & Louisiana Salmonella Lawyer at the Merman Law Firm.

Derek Merman graduated from Baylor University in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology. Mr. Merman chose to focus his talents and attention on the law as the best way to affect positive social and environmental change. Mr. Merman attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center where he graduated cum laude in 2004. As a practicing lawyer, Mr. Merman has been lead attorney in more than a dozen trials and has already won two verdicts in excess of $10,000,000.

If you have contracted salmonella, contact the Merman Law Firm immediately. We will work tirelessly to recover for your pain, suffering, lost wages and medical bills.

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