Flour Recall Could Cause Consumer Injury

2013 is certainly beginning to shape up as the year when food safety has come into focus.  With so much intense scrutiny on the products we ingest and the resulting injuries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seemingly increased its efforts to protect people.  Recently, the FDA has recalled a limited number of flour because of the presence of foreign objects in the flour bags.  

Limited lots of King Arthur Flour reportedly contain small blue polyurethane balls used in the sifting process.  These balls could potentially contaminate the flour and could provide a choking hazard.  While the company says these balls are easily viewed in the flour, they have been recalled as a precautionary measure to prevent consumer injury. 

Danger to Consumers

When food or food products are tainted with foreign objects, consumers are at significant risk for injury.  This could range from a variety of conditions, including:

  • nausea, vomiting
  • heart attack, stroke
  • blood clots
  • bacteria infection
  • internal organ damage
  • death
Depending upon how our food or food products are tainted, there could be a variety of illnesses or injuries that consumers could experience.  If you have ingested tainted food, you should seek immediate medical help.  You should also contact a skilled product liability attorney to help you obtain the relief you need.