Last week, Vitalabs, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of its whey protein powder due to a risk of salmonella. The recall stems from four production lots and affects over twenty of the company’s whey protein brands. For specific information detailing the products being recalled you can visit this direct link to the FDA’s Vitalabs recall report. From a Plantation Products Liability Lawyer’s perspective, this news is quite alarming because of the serious risk for injury. As many people know, salmonella is a very serious issue and if it is found to have caused anyone harm, the result could be a products liability lawsuit.
As of the publication of the recall, there haven’t been any reports of illness from the suspicion of salmonella. This is being called a precautionary recall, which is much more responsible when a company has to deal with a forced recall. As a Plantation Products Liability Attorney, this story hit close to home because my children drink protein shakes after their workouts, though not this particular brand. Furthermore, Florida is one of the states where the products are being recalled, so if you purchased the products mentioned in the FDA report, please be sure to contact Vitalabs, Inc.
It is very fortunate that no injuries have been reported, because salmonella is an extremely scary bacteria associated with very serious and painful symptoms. Should anyone report getting sick from the salmonella in the whey protein, then there is a chance they would contact a products liability attorney to bring suit against Vitalabs, Inc. As a Plantation Products Liability Attorney, it’s worth nothing that if the products do in fact contain salmonella, then the manufacturer could be found negligent with regards to quality control and its safety inspections.
When we purchase food, medicine or a supplement like this whey protein, we inherently trust the manufacturer that the product is safe for consumption. When something like this happens, if the salmonella reports are positive, then the company would be in breach of that standard of care. As a Plantation Products Liability Lawyer, I hope that that no one gets sick from these products and that this precautionary recall prevents all of the consumers from the possibility of salmonella.