Turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole and rolls are common fare at many California holiday dinners. Sometimes each item is lovingly made from scratch; other times, certain items are purchased already made. Even with the dishes that are pre-made, each ingredient is listed on the label so the hostess can be certain there are no ingredients that could cause harm to one of her guests. This listing of ingredients is only one way in which companies offer consumer protection to their customers.
Peanut allergies are often a topic of great concern. Many who suffer from peanut allergies experience life-threatening reactions when they come into contact with this allergen. For this reason, it is vital that one examine labels and know that the product has not come in contact with peanuts if there is a possibility that it will be consumed by someone with such an allergy.
Recently, however, Farm to Market Foods issued a recall of its green bean casserole. Apparently, one of the ingredients in it that was produced by another company had been recalled because of possible contamination from contact with peanuts. This product was then used in the making of the green bean casserole, resulting in its possible contamination.
Proper ingredient listings on product packaging are only one way in which companies adhere to consumer protection standards. An error in such a listing can have tragic consequences for the consumer. California consumers who suffer as the result of allergens not being properly listed in the ingredients on product packaging may want to consult with experience counsel to determine their available legal options.
Source: foodpoisoningbulletin.com, “Green Bean Casserole Product Recalled for Undeclared Allergen“, Kari Diehl, Dec. 31, 2016