In 17 states, including Colorado, the Centers for Disease Control recently warned consumers to avoid consuming any products manufactured by Jule’s Foods. Reportedly, the products are contaminated with the salmonella bacterium. The agency says consumers can return any products under the Jule’s label to the store where they purchased it. Another option is to dispose of it, but just throwing it out is not enough. They should wear rubber gloves and wash surfaces and items that might have been exposed to the products in hot soapy water.
The following Jule’s Foods products might be contaminated with salmonella:
- Artichoke spinach dip (UPC 860388001569)
- Truffle cashew brie (UPC 860388001514)
- Cashew brie (classic) (UPC 860388001507)
- Black garlic cashew brie (UPC 860388001552)
- Vegan ranch dressing (UPC 860388001521)
According to the CDC, they received multiple reports of affected consumers. The typical symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Symptoms typically last for about seven days. However, seniors and infants could develop severe symptoms.
The agency says about 26,500 hospitalizations and approximately 420 deaths are linked to salmonella in the United States each year. However, the salmonella strain found in Jule’s Foods products typically causes less severe side effects. The agency says different strains of the salmonella bacterium could cause typhoid fever and other serious health issues.
People in Denver and elsewhere in Colorado hospitalized due to salmonella infection might have viable product liability claims against the manufacturer. Navigating civil lawsuits is complicated, but a monetary judgment typically covers medical expenses, lost wages and other documented damages.