Veggie Booty

The US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to eat Veggie Booty snack food, marketed by Robert's American Gourmet, due to possible contamination with Salmonella Wandsworth bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illness. Veggie Booty is often consumed by children, so parents are encouraged to watch their children, and seek medical care if they observe signs of illness.

Veggie Booty SalmanellaThe warning was based on 52 reports of illness across 17 states in the US, beginning in March 2007. Almost all the illnesses have occurred in children under 10 years old, with the most cases in toddlers. Most persons had reported bloody diarrhea and four were hospitalized. The FDA learned of the illnesses on June 27, 2007 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted an investigation of the illnesses with state and local health officials. The outbreak is considered likely to be ongoing.

Several law firms are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Wandsworth infections. A possible class action lawsuit may be filed.

Veggie Booty Articles

Veggie Booty Recall: Products Stay on Store Shelves
The recent recall of Veggie Booty left many consumers wondering about the safety of food products. Lawsuits have been filed after children became ill with salmonella wandsworth from contaminated seasoning on the popular snack food, while some stores still had recalled product days after the recall was announced.

Veggie Booty and Tings
In late June a warning was issued to the public not to eat Veggie Booty snack food, marketed by Robert's American Gourmet, due to possible salmonella contamination. The item was recalled across North America and on July 2, the recall was expanded to include Robert's American Gourmet Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks snack food. Unfortunately the second recall was too late for Maya Hennessey.

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Veggie Booty in the News

AUG-23-07: A woman purchased a package of Veggie Booty from a local store and later noticed the word "Recall" written lightly in pen on the bag. The woman's daughter became ill after eating the recalled product. [BIG PICTURE: VEGGIE BOOTY]

JUL-12-07: A New Jersey spice importer supplied the seasoning that contained salmonella, sickening almost 60 people who ate Veggie Booty. [MSNBC: VEGGIE BOOTY]

JUL-06-07: Preliminary testing indicates that the recent salmonella outbreak in Veggie Booty was caused by the product's seasoning. Most of those who fell ill from the snack food were under ten, with the majority being toddlers. [JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: VEGGIE BOOTY]

JUL-05-07: The Veggie Booty snack recall has been expanded to include Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks because it uses the same seasoning as Veggie Booty. The seasoning has been linked to an outbreak of salmonella. [GLOBE AND MAIL: VEGGIE BOOTY]

JUL-03-07: Fifty people nationwide have developed salmonella after eating Veggie Booty. Many of those who became ill were toddlers. [WHP TV: VEGGIE BOOTY]

JUN-29-07: Four children in Washington state became ill after eating Veggie Booty contaminated with Salmonella wandsworth. People who have Veggie Booty at home should throw it out and watch out for any abdominal pain, fever, or bloody diarrhea. [P.I.: VEGGIE BOOTY]

Veggie Booty Legal Help

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Last updated January 22 2008

Reader Comments

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Heahache, then nausea, diarhhea, dry heaves, 2 days violently ill, 3 more days unable to function, then slowly subsiding after taking various supplements. Loss of work time. I'm a consultant, so I'm entirely dependent upon my ability to work to support myself.

I have the bag wrapped and in the freezer, it smells like a dirty moldy dish rag. I'd like to send it to be tested.

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