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Pumpkin Seed Listeria Lawsuit

Pumpkin Seed Listeria Lawsuit

The Oregon Food Bank has recalled pumpkin seeds that were distributed since November 2017 due to a risk of food poisoning with Listeria.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pumpkin seed induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Listeria, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Oregon Food Bank Recalls Pumpkin Seeds

March 18, 2018 — The Oregon Food Bank has recalled 63,835 pounds of pumpkin seeds that may be contaminated with Listeria, a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes deadly food poisoning.

What is the Problem?

The pumpkin seeds were recalled by the Oregon Food Bank because they were donated on March 12 with the same shipment of chia seeds that were contaminated with rodent droppings. The chia seeds were also recalled by the Oregon Food Bank on March 12.

Safety Warning for Pumpkin Seeds

The pumpkin seeds were distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Washington through the Oregon Food Bank Network of regional food banks and participating food pantries.

According to a warning from the Oregon Food Bank:

“These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. While no illnesses have been reported we are recalling this product out of an abundance of caution.”

The product was distributed in 1-pound plastic bags with a twist-type closure or a re-sealable pouch or a KALE JOY plastic bag. All pumpkin seeds were distributed between November 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018.

What is Listeria?

Listeria is a bacteria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal food poisoning infections. The symptoms may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

What Should I Do?

Individuals should dispose of the product immediately. Any questions should be directed to Oregon Food Bank’s Facilities and Regulatory Compliance Manager Ryan Wist at 503-419-4160.

Do I have a Pumpkin Seed Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pumpkin seed induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Listeria, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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