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Possibly contaminated hummus sold in the US and in Canada recalled

A food company based in the U.S. and known for manufacturing middle-eastern style food has issued a recall of their hummus products due to concerns that it had been adulterated with harmful listeria bacteria, an article of USA Today reported on November 21.

According to reports, Sabra Dipping Co. issued a voluntary recall to several hummus products after federal agents detected the bacteria at the company’s processing facility. Information provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that the affected products have a January 23, 2017 “best before” date. Sabra had confirmed that they have not received any illnesses or injuries complained before they issued the recall. Sabra also told reports that their salsa, organic hummus, Greek yogurt dips, and guacamole are not included in the recall. Listeria could cause serious or even fatal illness to children and elderly adults, as well as those who have weak immune systems.

Consumers oftentimes have to deal with hefty financial loss when a loved one suffer serious illness after eating contaminated food products. However, if you got sick in Nashville and suspect a defective food product, the legal team of Pohl & Berk, LLP may work for you. Find out how we may help you possibly recover your loss by calling (615) 277-2765.

Electric vehicles required to make noise to protect pedestrians

On November 14, federal automobile safety regulators issued a new ruling requiring electric compact vehicles to have a sound device to alert pedestrians that they are travelling, an article of the NHTSA reported.

The new requirement, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is expected to especially help pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired. Blind pedestrians and those with poor vision can more easily detect approaching or moving electric vehicles when they have a similar audible sound to fuel-powered counterparts. This new requirement also covers hybrid vehicles. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx stressed the importance of requiring quiet vehicles to have a sounding device because pedestrians heavily depend on their senses while on the road. Automakers are given until September 2019 to equip their electric and hybrid vehicles with sound devices.

Many pedestrians, unfortunately, have to deal with permanent disabilities after vehicles strike them on the road. However, if you were the victim of a pedestrian accident, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is important to help you obtain compensations from negligent parties. Call a Nashville attorney at Pohl & Berk, LLP today at (615) 277-2765 to pursue damage claims against reckless drivers.

Government worried about response to Takata recall

Federal authorities recently expressed concern that automakers might not be doing their best to repair all the vehicles that still have defective Takata airbags in them. The airbags are linked to fatal and serious injuries, a November 3 article of Fortune reported.

According to the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda manufactured many of the vehicles still equipped with defective airbags. Takata airbags worldwide are under recall because they can explode during emergency situations. In doing so, they could inflict serious or fatal injuries to occupants who are struck with metal parts from the broken airbag inflator.

The legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many Nashville families suffer because of defective vehicles. If you were the victim of a recalled product, we can work on your behalf to help you get the funds you need for a fast recovery. Call us today at (615) 277-2765 to start pursuing damage claims against negligent parties.

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