SEA CLIFF, N.Y. — A lawsuit has been filed against Robert’s American Gourmet Food on behalf of a Valparaiso, Ind., couple whose 18-month-old son reportedly became ill with a salmonella infection in May after eating the company’s Veggie Booty snacks. On June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to eat Veggie Booty due to possible salmonella contamination. The FDA warning was based on more than 50 reports of gastrointestinal illness across 17 states, beginning in March 2007. As a precautionary measure, Robert’s American Gourmet expanded the recall July 2 to include Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks snack food, all lots and sizes. Robert’s ceased production and distribution of both products pending results of an investigation by the FDA and the company. “We are very concerned for your health and that of your children from possible Veggie Booty contamination and are in constant contact with both the FDA and CDC in regards to the Veggie Booty recall,” Robert’s American Gourmet wrote on its website. Seasonings imported from China had likely contaminated its recalled snack food, according to Robert's.
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