This past Friday, L&M Companies, Inc. announced the recall of almost 1,600 cartons of cucumbers. The reason for the recall is that the cucumbers pose a potential risk of salmonella food poisoning. The cucumbers were sold under the “Nature’s Delight” brand and they were distributed to 9 states, including Florida. As a Plantation Products Liability Attorney, I wanted to bring this recall to the attention of my local readers, since 591 of the recalled cartons were sold to wholesalers in Florida. Fortunately, there haven’t been any reports of illness as a result of the cucumber recall.
For those who may be affected, you can find the FDA L&M Cucumber Recall Press Release here. L&M said that it contacted all of its retailers and wholesalers who bought the potentially contaminated cucumbers to warn them of the recall. From a Plantation Personal Injury Attorney’s perspective, it is good to see the company acting in a proactive manner by alerting all parties who might potentially be affected.
According to this WebMD article on the cucumber recall, L&M said that it recalled the products just in case some consumers still had the cucumbers in their refrigerator. This is a valid point, because at this point the contaminated cucumbers might be getting close to becoming inedible, so retailers probably wouldn’t be able to sell them anymore. As a Plantation Products Liability Lawyer, I am glad to see L&M taking the safe route, rather than not recalling the cucumbers and just hoping that no one becomes ill.
As I mentioned above, there have been no reported illnesses from the cucumber recall, and hopefully all injuries can be avoided from this recall. As a Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer, I can say that the silver lining in this case would be that L&M will likely increase their quality control standards to prevent something like this from happening again. Therefore, this one incident should lead to only the safest and best cucumbers reaching the market, which will benefit L&M and all of its customers in the long run.