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Hummus and dips recalled from Minnesota stores


In today's society, many Minnesota residents are very conscious about the types of food they are eating. People read labels, eat organically, avoid certain chemicals and stick to special diets. All in all, people want what is best for them and for their families.

In order to eat high quality foods, many Minnesota residents rely on manufacturers to safely make food products. People expect the highest safety and health standards will be used by food distributors, manufacturers and farmers to ensure that the food is safe for consumption. All too often, however, food products are not as safe as they should be.

For example, another food product recall has recently been announced. In this case, hummus and other dips has been recalled over a fear of Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause serious health issues in young children, pregnant women, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. The 14,860 pounds of dip was being sold to consumers at Minnesota-based Target stores and at the food chain Trader Joe's.

Manufacturing defects that cause food contamination can easily lead to serious injuries. Consumers who eat contaminated food can suffer more than discomfort and can easily have injuries that require serious medical attention. In these cases, consumers need to be aware of their legal rights.

Negligent companies that produce unreasonably dangerous products can be held liable for the personal injuries that occur as a result of a consumer using the product. Product liability laws allow consumers, under the right circumstances, to collect compensation for their injuries including damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and more caused by the product.

Source: Latin Post, "Recall: Hummus and Other Dip Products Carried by Target and Trader Joe's Stores," Erik Derr, May 24, 2014

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