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Have you eaten chicken lately?

Are you aware that Foster Farms chicken has made hundreds of people sick?

A public health alert was issued by the United States Department of Agriculture for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in Northern California since strains of Salmonella were first detected several months ago.

Though this public alert has been issued the affected chicken has not been recalled. Some supermarkets like Ralph's have decided to pull the product and offer refunds for anyone who purchased them. As of yet and according to the LA Times the poultry plants linked to the outbreak won't be closed.

Consumers are urged to thoroughly cook chicken to 165 degrees after an 18-state Salmonella outbreak has made hundreds sick in recent months - mostly in California.

According to the Center for Disease Control, this particular strain of Salmonella is resistant to many antibiotics, making it dangerous. The Agriculture Department is contemplating shutting down the three California poultry processing facilities linked to this outbreak.

After handling raw chicken it is important to thoroughly wash your hands. Anyone who believes they were infected and is showing symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and a fever, should contact their doctor immediately.

When you visit your local grocery store to pick up ingredients for your dinner, the last thing on your mind is, "Will this chicken be safe for my family to eat?" As a consumer, you expect all products to be reasonably safe, but this is not always the case.

If you believe you or a family member has gotten sick after eating Foster Farms chicken, it is important to preserve the product and contact an attorney to have it examined by an expert.

The personal injury attorneys at Peach & Weathers are dedicated to securing the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact us today at one of our offices located in San Bernardino or Riverside Counties.

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