The FDA has announced that Orchid Island Juice Co. of Fort Pierce, Florida was recalling unpasteurized orange juice after fifteen cases of Salmonella Typhimurium were traced to consumption of Orchid Island orange juice.
In light of the FDA’s recall announcement, Seattle attorney William Marler of Marler Clark has called again on the FDA to completely ban the sale of all unpasteurized juices.
"It is simply outrageous that after all we’ve learned about the importance of pasteurizing fruit juice, especially after the Odwalla and Sun Orchard outbreaks, we still have companies selling unpasteurized juices without warnings, the government allowing it, and people getting sick because of it," said Marler. "Why the FDA would allow a company to produce an unpasteurized product and allow no warning label is beyond me."
"I’ve represented thousands of victims of Salmonella outbreaks," Marler continued. "Infections are not pretty. These people suffer from intense abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and severe nausea and vomiting. These 15 people could be perfectly healthy had the juice they were sold been pasteurized."