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    Marler Clark developed this Salmonella Litigation site to keep our clients up-to-date on current litigation being prosecuted by Marler Clark throughout the United States. The site is also a resource for Marler Clark co-counsel in Salmonella cases, print and broadcast media who are working on stories about Salmonella outbreaks and outbreak-related litigation, and potential clients who are researching Marler Clark in anticipation of filing an Salmonella claim.

    • Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak

      In 2013 and 2014 local, state, and federal public health and agriculture agencies collaborated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg. Investigators used PulseNet to identify patients who were considered outbreak-associated cases. Epidemiologic, laboratory and traceback investigations indicated that consumption of Foster Farms brand chicken was the source of the outbreak.  Seven strains of Salmonella Heidelberg were isolated in patients.  These strains were assigned PulseNet Pattern Identification Numbers:  JF6X01.0045,…

    • Chia Seed Salmonella Outbreak

      Between January and July 2014, public health officials in the United States and Canada investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of organic sprouted chia seeds or chia powder.  The initial outbreak investigation used PulseNet data to identify a cluster of 12 persons infected with a strain of Salmonella Newport that had never been seen before in PulseNet. Through a collaborative investigation with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a second cluster…

    • Brent’s Deli Salmonella Outbreak

      In July 2014 public health investigators in California learned of an increase of case patients diagnosed with Salmonella serotype Montevideo.  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Microbial Disease Laboratory (MDL) conducted pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) on isolates cultured from patient specimens. Seven patients were infected with an indistinguishable genetic strain identified as JIXX01.0645, an uncommon genetic strain.  Patients resided in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.  Information gathered in interviews…

    • Jewel Osco Salmonella Outbreak

      In June 2104 Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among persons who had consumed chicken or deli products from Jewel Osco, a grocery store located in Tinley Park, Illinois.  In total 19 case patients were identified.  Fourteen patients were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella Typhimurium, five patients were considered to be “probable” cases. Dates of illness onset ranged from May 9 to June 11. Two additional case-patients…

    • Antioch Farms Chicken Kiev Salmonella Outbreak

      In September 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated a cluster of six patients diagnosed with Salmonella Enteriditis. Four of five case-patients reported eating Chicken Kiev, purchased as a raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned chicken entree. Illness onset dates ranged from August 17 to September 26. One person was hospitalized. There were no deaths. All six patients were infected with an indistinguishable genetic strain of Salmonella Enteriditis as determined by Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE).  Isolates from…

    • Iguana Joe’s Restaurant Salmonella Lawsuit

      Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Iguana Joe’s on behalf of a child who fell ill with a Salmonella infection after eating at the Iguana Joe’s restaurant in Humble County, Texas in July of 2013.  The lawsuit was filed after over a dozen people, including 7 children, contracted Salmonella infections after eating at the restaurant.  Marler Clark amended the lawsuit to include 9 additional plaintiffs in January of 2014.

      According to the Harris County Health Department, Iguana Joe’s was cited for multiple…

    • Holiday Inn Bordeaux - Fayetteville Salmonella Lawsuit & Litigation

      Marler Clark filed 2 Salmonella lawsuits against the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville, NC on May 28, 2013.  The lawsuits were filed on behalf of women who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating at the Cafe Bordeaux located within the hotel.  They were two of at least 103 people who contracted Salmonella after eating food purchased from either the Cafe Bordeaux, the All American Sports Bar and Grill, or the hotel banquet kitchen between May 1 and May 20, 2013. 

      Marler Clark filed a third lawsuit against the…

    • Firefly Restaurant Salmonella Lawsuit & Litigation

      Marler Clark represents over 130 people believed to have been part of a Salmonella outbreak traced to Firefly on Paradise, a Las Vegas restaurant that was the source of a 300-person Salmonella outbreak in late April, 2013. 

      According to the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), Firefly on Paradise was cited for 40 health violations during an inspection following the Salmonella outbreak discovery.  Its sister restaurant, Dragonfly, was also cited for dozens of health violations.  The restaurants later closed, and a report…

    • Ike’s Restaurant, Jouni Meat, and Gab Halal Foods Salmonella Lawsuit

      On February 11, 2013, Marler Clark filed the first Salmonella lawsuit associated with an outbreak traced to ground beef produced by Jouni Meat and Gab Halal Foods of Macomb County, Michigan.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 2 sisters who ate raw kibbeh purchased from Ike’s Restaurant and became ill with Salmonella infections.  The sisters were only 2 of 22 people from Michigan, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating the ground beef.

      According to the…

    • On the Border Mexican Restaurant Salmonella Lawsuits

      Marler Clark represents over a dozen clients in litigation resulting from a 2012 Salmonella outbreak at the On the Border Mexican restaurant in Vancouver, WA.  The firm filed its first lawsuit against On the Border on October 16, 2012 on behalf of an Oregon couple who became ill with Salmonellainfections shortly after eating at the restaurant in late September.  Two additional lawsuits were filed against the restaurant on October 18, 2012.  They were filed on behalf of Washington residents.

      According to Clark…

    • Sunland and Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Salmonella Lawsuits

      The Marler Clark attorneys filed 2 lawsuits against Sunland and Trader Joe’s.  The lawsuits were filed on behalf of Massachusetts and North Carolina parents whose children became ill with Salmonella Bredeney infections after eating Salmonella-contaminated Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt.  Both children required medical care, with one requiring hospitalization, after becoming infected with Salmonella

      Sunland initiated a recall for Salmonella-contaminated…

    • Daniella Mango Salmonella Lawsuits & Litigation

      The Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys represent victims of a 121-person Salmonella outbreak that was traced to Daniella brand mangoes that were grown in Mexico and distributed throughout the United States by Splendid Products.  The law firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 92-year-old woman who was hospitalized for 10 days after consuming a Daniella brand mango in August of 2012 and is pursuing claims on behalf of other Salmonella outbreak victims.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted victims of…

    • Chamberlain Farms Cantaloupe Salmonella Lawsuits

      At least 270 people nationwide, including 101 who were hospitalized and 3 who died, were part of a Salmonella outbreak in July and August of 2012. Public health officials linked the Salmonella outbreak to cantaloupes grown in by Chamberlain Farms Produce, Inc. of Owensville, Indiana. 

      The Marler Clark attorneys filed the first lawsuit associated with the Salmonella outbreak on on August 22, hours before the name of the cantaloupe farm was released.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Michigan mother whose…

    • Smiling Hara Tempeh Salmonella Outbreak Litigiation

      In May, 2012 health officials in North Carolina linked contaminated tempeh produced by Asheville, North Carolina-based Smiling Hara Tempeh to a Salmonella paratyphi B outbreak that sickened at least 88 people across 4 states, and included 8 hospitalizations. 64 of the victims were in the greater Asheville, North Carolina area.

      The exact source of the Salmonella outbreak was pinpointed when officials with the Buncombe County (North Carolina) Health Department and the North Carolina Division of Public Health discovered that…

    • Lancaster’s BBQ Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

      On January 10, 2012 Iredell County Health Department (ICHD) learned of 5 patients diagnosed with Salmonella who had experienced symptom onset around January 1. Patient isolates were at the North Carolina State Public Health Laboratory (NC PHL) for serotyping and molecular analysis. That same day ICHD received foodborne illness complaints from two patrons of Lancaster’s BBQ, a restaurant located in Mooresville. ICHD notified the North Carolina Division of Public Health that a foodborne illness outbreak might be underway. It was not until…

    • Moon Marine USA Nakaochi (tuna) Scrape, Sushi Salmonella Lawsuits

      In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that a dual-strain Salmonella outbreak was caused by the consumption of Salmonella-contaminated Nakaochi Scrape (tuna scrape), a yellowfin tuna product used in sushi rolls, spicy tuna sushi rolls, and ceviche.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined the two outbreak strains to be Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga.

      A total of 425 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly (410 persons)…

    • Toast of Dilworth Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

      Health officials with the Mecklenburg County (North Carolina) Health Department announced a March, 2012 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak was linked to Dilworth-based Toast Cafe/Toast of Dilworth. 

      According to the health department:

      They were making up hollandaise sauce without using a pasteurized egg. A pasteurized egg is one that has been treated so it is no longer potentially hazardous.

      Once the sauce was mixed, it was allowed to sit at room temperature. We did not have proper refrigeration. We…

    • Taco Bell Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak Lawsuits

      On January 19, 2012 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an investigation into a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that had sickened 68 people and hospitalized 21 in the following 10 states:  Texas (43), Oklahoma (16), Kansas (2), Iowa (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), New Mexico (1), Ohio (1), and Tennessee (1).

      Throughout its investigation, the CDC did not name Taco Bell, instead only referring to a “Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain” dubbed “Restaurant A” as the source…

    • Sunrise Commodities Turkish Pine Nuts Salmonella Lawsuits

      In November of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a 42-person Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to Turkish pine nuts sold in bulk bins at Wegman’s Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland.

      The outbreak sparked Wegman’s to recall 5,000 pounds of the pine nuts, which were manufactured and sold by Delaware-based America Pistachio Commodities Corp. which does business as “Sunrise Commodities”.

      Marler Clark filed four Rochester, NY-area…

    • Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Lawsuits

      Marler Clark’s Salmonella attorneys are representing victims of the 2011 Cargill ground turkey Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak traced to 136 Salmonella infections and one death.  Cases of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg associated with the Cargill ground turkey were reported in 34 states.

      On July 29, 2011, Cargill instituted the second largest food recall in U.S. history when it recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey for potential Salmonella Heidelberg contamination. 

      On August 16, Marler Clark filed…

    • DeFusco’s Zeppoles Salmonella Lawsuits

      On April 4, 2011 the Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit on behalf of a Massachusetts boy who was made ill after consuming DeFusco’s zeppoles on March 18 and March 19.

      The Rhode Island Department of Health investigated the outbreak and ultimately found numerous health code violations at DeFusco’s main bakery in Johnston, RI. The contaminated zeppoles were distributed at all DeFusco’s locations as well as many other bakeries and storefronts across Rhode Island. The outbreak ultimately sickened…

    • Del Monte Fresh Produce Cantaloupe Salmonella Lawsuits

      Marler Clark brought legal action on behalf of a victim of a 2011 Salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes imported by Gables, Florida-based Del Monte Fresh, which recalled 4,992 cartons of cantaloupe after learning of the cantaloupe’s link to the Salmonella outbreak.

      On March 24, 2011 Marler Clark called on Del Monte to…

    • Casa Lopez Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits and Litigation

      In May of 2010, at least 41 people became ill with culture-confirmed Salmonella Enteritidis infections after eating at the Casa Lopez restaurant located in Athens, Ohio. An additional 14 case-patients who were not laboratory confirmed but were epidemiologically linked to the Casa Lopez restaurant were classified as either “probable” or “suspected” Salmonella cases. 

      The investigation into the Salmonella outbreak among Casa Lopez customers revealed several critical violations at the restaurant over multiple…

    • Jimmy John’s - Sprouters Northwest Lawsuits and Litigation

      Marler Clark represented several Washington and Oregon residents who were victims of a December 2010 Salmonella outbreak caused by sprouts manufactured by Sprouters Northwest. At least seven people were sickened in the outbreak.

      Sprouters Northwest distributed its products to merchants such as Jimmy John’s, as well as to grocery stores. After discovering the outbreak, the Oregon Public Health Division warned consumers against consuming Clover, Clover & Onion, Spicy Sprouts and Deli Sprouts produced by Sprouters Northwest. …

    • Jimmy Johns - Tiny Greens Salmonella Lawsuits and Litigation

      Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois against Jimmy John’s and Tiny Greens Organic Farm on January 5, 2011 on behalf of a 16-year-old girl who was made ill with Salmonella after eating a Jimmy John’s sandwich containing contaminated alfalfa sprouts.

      The Marler Clark Salmonella lawyers represented several other victims of the Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- outbreak that occurred between November 1, 2010 and February 9, 2011.  At least 140 people from 26 states and the District of Columbia…

    • Wright County Egg Salmonella Lawsuits and Litigation

      In August 2010, eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa were determined to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).  The company initiated a massive, two-stage recall of 380 million eggs. On August 20, a second Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms, launched an additional recall of 170 million eggs, bringing the total nationwide to 550 million. The CDC reported 1,609 cases of SE in the outbreak linked to eggs from both companies.  Victims were confirmed nationwide.

      Marler Clark represented several victims…

    • Taco Bell Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits and Litigation

      On August 6, 2010, Marler Clark filed the first Salmonella lawsuit connected to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to Taco Bell restaurants on behalf of a Kentucky resident.  The lawsuit was filed against Yum Brands, Inc., parent company of Taco Bell.  The case was filed in Franklin County Circuit Court. 

      Two strains of Salmonella were implicated in the 2010 outbreak:  Salmonella Hartford and Salmonella Baildon. The Salmonella Hartford outbreak caused 75 illnesses…

    • Marie Callender’s Salmonella Outbreak 2010

      On June 23, 2010, Marler Clark filed the first lawsuit against ConAgra on behalf of a Happy Valley, Oregon man who was infected with Salmonella after eating Marie Callender’s brand Frozen Cheesy Chicken and Rice dinners.  A second lawsuit was filed on June 25 on behalf of another Oregon victim in the nationwide outbreak.  Both claims have been resolved.

      A recall of Marie Callender’s Frozen Cheesy Chicken and Rice dinners was announced on June 17, 2010 after ConAgra was informed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

    • Subway Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

      In June 2010, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that it was investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Hvittingfoss illnesses in approximately 14 counties across the state of Illinois.  The outbreak grew substantially after the initial IDPH announcement, ultimately including 109 confirmed cases and 90+ more probable cases.  As of June 21, 2010, IDPH counted 97 confirmed victims in the outbreak from 28 counties across the state of Illinois.  The counties reporting confirmed illnesses in the Subway outbreak were: …

    • Los Dos Amigos Mexican restaurant Salmonella Outbreak

      At least 30 people were infected with Salmonella Enteritidis in mid-April 2010 at Los Dos Amigos Mexican restaurant in Roseburg, Oregon.  Douglas County Public Health department officials stated that cross-contamination was probably a contributing factor in the outbreak. 

      Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys represented 12 people in the Los Dos Amigos outbreak, including Melissa Surmon, who was hospitalized for 4 days.  Ms. Surmon’s lawsuit was filed against the restaurant on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. …

    • Daniele International Salame Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit

      In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that at least 272 people in 44 states had fallen ill with Salmonella Montevideo infections during a nationwide Salmonella outbreak between July 2009 and March 2010.  On January 23, 2010, Daniele announced that it was recalling approximately 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat varieties of Italian sausage products, including its peppered salame, for potential Salmonella contamination.  Daniele purchased black pepper from two different distributors,…

    • A & R Bar-be-que Salmonella Lawsuit

      Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit against A & R Bar-be-que of Memphis, Tennessee, on July 30, 2009.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a father and son who both became ill with Salmonella infections, and were both hospitalized with acute kidney failure after eating food purchased from the restaurant in mid-July.


      The Shelby County Health Department began investigating the Salmonella outbreak after receiving reports of illness from A & R Bar-be-que customers on July 14, 2009.  The majority…

    • Wyndham Anatole Hotel Salmonella Class Action Lawsuit

      In early 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the Texas Department of health (TDH), the City of Dallas Department of Environmental Health Services, and Dallas County Health and Human Services Department in a Salmonella outbreak investigation, and identified 650 people who had become ill with Salmonella infections after attending conferences and conventions held at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas. 

      Health department investigators concluded that a hotel food-service worker who had a Salmonella

    • Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant Salmonella Lawsuits

      In 2002, a large Salmonella outbreak in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, was traced to the consumption of food at the Western Sizzlin’ restaurant.  The Salmonella outbreak resulted in 369 reported illnesses; 39 were confirmed by laboratory testing. 

      Environmental Health (EH) personnel from the Mitchell County Health Department (MCHD) inspected the restaurant, noting deficiencies.  The EH team also collected food samples for testing.  Hamburger steak with gravy, fried chicken, and ham all tested positive…

    • Susie Cantaloupe Salmonella Lawsuit

      Marler Clark represented an 85-year-old Washington resident who was hospitalized for 18 days with a Salmonella infection after eating Susie brand cantaloupe in 2002. The cantaloupe, which had been imported and distributed in the United States and Canada by the I. Kunik Company of McAllen, Texas, was recalled for Salmonella contamination, but public health investigators identified 58 cases of Salmonella Poona associated with the consumption of Susie brand cantaloupe before the outbreak was over.  Salmonella cases…

    • Sunset House Salmonella Claims

      In 2003, a Salmonella outbreak investigated by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), was determined to have originated at the Sunset House restaurant in Cody, Wyoming.  WDH investigators identified 39 individuals who tested positive for Salmonella infection, and an additional 16 additional Sunset House patrons who exhibited symptoms of Salmonella infection.

      Epidemiologic and laboratory analyses conducted by WDH indicated that canned mushrooms were the likely vehicle of transmission of Salmonella, although…

    • Sun Orchard Orange Juice Class Action Salmonella Lawsuit

      In 1999, the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health-Seattle and King County, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they had identified the source of a Salmonella outbreak in Washington residents as Sun Orchard brand unpasteurized orange juice.  At least 14 confirmed cases of Salmonella had been reported in the Seattle area, and additional cases were reported in Oregon at the time of the announcement. 

      During the investigation of what became a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella serotype Muenchen…

    • Seasons on the Pond Salmonella Lawsuit

      In 2003, the Routt County Environmental Health Department (RCEH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) investigated a Salmonella outbreak among customers of Seasons on the Pond restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Through the joint Salmonella outbreak investigation, RCEH and CDPHE counted 51 people who had become ill with Salmonella infections after consuming food prepared at Seasons on the Pond; three were hospitalized. 

      The results of a case-control study indicated…

    • San Antonio Taco Salmonella Lawsuits

      Marler Clark’s Salmonella lawyers represented victims of a Salmonella outbreak that was traced to a San Antonio Taco Company franchise located in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000.  The Salmonella outbreak was investigated by the Metropolitan Health Department of Nashville, which conducted restaurant inspections and an epidemiologic investigation, which led to the determination that over 200 people had become ill with Salmonella infections after eating foods prepared at the San Antonio Taco Company restaurant. …

    • Malt-O-Meal Salmonella Class Action Lawsuit

      In 1998, a Salmonella Agona outbreak among residents of several states was investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments.  A case-control study revealed that the majority of Salmonella cases had consumed Millville brand plain Toasted Oats cereal before becoming ill.

      Testing conducted on Toasted Oats cereal resulted in one positive Salmonella culture from an open box of the cereal and two positive cultures from unopened boxes.  The pulsed field…

    • Linh’s Bakery Salmonella Lawsuits and Litigation

      In 2001, nearly 250 people became ill with Salmonella infections after eating foods prepared at Linh’s Bakery.  The Henrico County Health Department and Virginia Department of Health investigated the Salmonella outbreak, which occurred just outside of Richmond, Virginia.

      Tests revealed that all opened sandwich ingredients were contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis.  In addition, Salmonella enteritidis was found throughout the deli’s kitchen - on the sandwich preparation area, a large cutting…

    • KFC Salmonella Lawsuit

      In 2002, the Boulder County Health Department (BCHD) investigated two confirmed Salmonella cases, and learned that both infected children had eaten food purchased from a KFC restaurant in Lafayette, Colorado, before becoming ill with symptoms of Salmonella infection.  BCHD inspected the KFC restaurant, and found two points where cross-contamination could have occurred during food preparation in the restaurant.  In addition, BCHD investigators cited the outlet for poor employee hygiene and failure to maintain food at proper…

    • Brook-Lea Country Club Salmonella Lawsuits

      In the summer of 2002, over 100 members of the Brook-Lea Country Club and guests who had attended events at the club became ill with Salmonella infections.  The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) investigated the outbreak, and determined that food served at Brook-Lea was the source. 

      At least 95 Salmonella cases were both culture-confirmed and linked epidemiologically to the consumption of food at Brook-Lea between June 1 and June 18.  MCHD conducted an inspection of the Brook-Lea kitchen and reviewed…

    • Black Forest Bakery Salmonella Lawsuits

      In 2002, the Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) and Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) investigated a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak associated with the Black Forest Cakes & Pastries shop in Macomb, Michigan.  The Salmonella outbreak investigation led to the conclusion that cannolis and cassata cakes purchased from the bakery were the source of over 196 Salmonella cases.  Forty-six people tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis and 24 were hospitalized during the outbreak. 

      Marler…

    • Union International Food White Pepper Spice Outbreak

      Between December 2008 and April 2009, at least 79 people were infected with Salmonella Nissen after consuming spices, sauces, and oils made by Union International Foods.  A majority of the illnesses were in California, with others in Oregon, Washington State, and Nevada.  Public health officials linked the Salmonella Nissen illnesses to white pepper manufactured by Union International and distributed under the brand names Lian How and Uncle Chen.  The company recalled over 50 products for potential contamination including…

    • CW Sprouts/Caudill Seed Salmonella Lawsuits

      An outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul was identified in February 2009, when cases began to appear in Nebraska.  In March, cases with an indistinguishable genetic fingerprint were identified in South Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas.  Health department authorities were able to link many of the illnesses to sprouts produced by CW Sprouts and distributed to retail outlets such as grocery stores and restaurants under the brand name Sunsprouts.  121 people were sickened. 

      In April, 2009, a second outbreak of Salmonella

    • Peanut Corporation of America Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits and Litigation

      In 2008 and 2009, a large, national Salmonella outbreak (with 714 confirmed cases in 46 states) was linked to peanut products sold by Peanut Corporation of America.  Nine people died. 

      The outbreak was traced to a processing plant owned and operated by Peanut Corporation of America, located in Blakely, GA.  The plant made both peanut butter and peanut paste, which was sold to many different companies for use in their products.  Salmonella was also found in PCA’s Plainview, TX plant.  In one of…

    • Wal-Mart and Frontera Produce Salmonella Jalapeno Pepper Outbreak Lawsuit

      Between April and August of 2009, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked with state, local, and tribal health officials to investigate a Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak that initially was believed to have been caused by the consumption of Salmonella-contaminated tomatoes, and later was determined to have been caused by contaminated jalapeno and Serrano peppers. 

      By the end of August 2009, investigators had identified 1442 people who had become infected with Salmonella Saintpaul…

    • Alamosa, Colorado, Municipal Water System Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      On September 16, 2010, it was announced that the City of Alamosa, Colorado through its insurance carrier, Travelers, would pay $360,000 to 29 Alamosa residents who became ill because of the salmonella outbreak in 2008.  The lawsuit claimed the city was negligent in maintaining its water facilities, the source of the Salmonella, and as the municipal water provider sold tainted water to its customers.  Marler Clark represented 36 residents of the city, and waived all fees in the legal actions on their behalf. 

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    • Pars Cove Salmonella Lawsuits

      The Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represent over twenty individuals who became ill with Salmonella Heidelberg infections after eating foods prepared at the Pars Cove Persian Cuisine booth at the Taste of Chicago festival in July of 2007. 

      During its investigation into the Salmonella outbreak, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that it had received 770 reports of illness associated with the Pars Cove booth by July 27.  The number of confirmed Salmonella cases at that time…

    • Quizno’s Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit

      Marler Clark’s Salmonella lawyers represented a woman who became ill with a Salmonella Typhimurium infection after eating contaminated tomatoes served in food-items at the Rochester, Minnesota, Quizno’s restaurant in early October of 2007.  The case has been resolved.

      The Minnesota Department of Health and Olmsted County Public Health Services investigated the outbreak and identified 23 cases of Salmonella infection among patrons and employees of the restaurant; 18 were culture-confirmed, and one person was hospitalized for two…

    • ConAgra Pot Pie Salmonella Lawsuits

      Marler Clark filed six Salmonella lawsuits against ConAgra, the company whose Banquet and store-brand chicken and turkey pot pies were identified as the source of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak. Three of the lawsuits were filed in Washington State, while the other three were filed in Minnesota, Michigan, and Nebraska.

      In the face of criticism and litigation, ConAgra recalled all poultry pot pies produced in its Missouri plant.  The company has since reopened its facility for processing Banquet pot pies and began shipping the products…

    • Sheetz Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      Marler Clark represented 137 people in Salmonella claims against Sheetz, Coronet Foods and various others that supplied tainted tomatoes to Sheetz stores. All claims were settled in the summer of 2006.

      On July 23, 2004, the Food and Drug Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that a case control study had been conducted, and the conclusions based off the study were that Salmonella-contaminated Roma tomatoes were the source of an outbreak linked to sandwiches, salads, and wraps sold at Sheetz retail…

    • Quality Inn Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

      The Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represented eight clients who suffered from Salmonella poisoning after eating at the Quality Inn in Clarkston, Washington in March 2003, two of whom developed reactive arthritis secondary to their Salmonella infections. 

      The health department’s report confirmed the source of the outbreak in its final report, naming contaminated eggs as the culprit.

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    • Paramount Farms Salmonella Lawsuits and Litigation

      On May 18, 2004, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the nationwide recall of whole natural raw almonds by Paramount Farms, Inc. due to the detection of seven cases of Salmonella Enteritidis poisoning in Alaska, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Utah that had been linked to the consumption of raw almonds produced by Paramount Farms.  According to the FDA, the almonds had been sold under “Kirkland Signature,” Trader Joe’s,” and “Sunkist” brands. The “Kirkland Signature” brand almonds were available…

    • Orchid Island Juice Co. Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

      On July 8, 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a nationwide warning to consumers against drinking unpasteurized orange juice products distributed under a variety of brand names by Orchid Island Juice Company of Fort Pierce, Florida, because it had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium and had been associated with an outbreak of human illness. On July 15, 2005, the FDA expanded the recall further.

      The FDA noted that Orchid Island distributed unpasteurized orange juice and unpasteurized frozen…

    • Old South Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

      The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) was notified of a potential foodborne illness outbreak in Kershaw County on Sunday, May 22, 2005. DHEC began an investigation into the outbreak and quickly identified the Old South Restaurant in Camden as a potential source.  DHEC issued a statewide advisory about the outbreak after people who had eaten at the restaurant and then traveled large distances became ill with Salmonella infections.

      As of May 27, 263 people reported having symptoms of Salmonella

    • Golden Corral Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      In the summer of 2003, 23 patrons of the Golden Corral, a buffet-style restaurant chain, reported Salmonella berta infections to the Georgia Division of Public Health. All had recently eaten at the Golden Corral in Kennesaw, Georgia.

      Salmonella illness was not statistically associated with any food item or combination of foods; but an environmental investigation revealed a broken food-dicer that had the potential to contaminate freshly diced foods. Cultures were done from food-handlers, food, and the restaurant environment,…

    • Fern Hill Golf & Country Club Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      On May 9, 2005, the Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) received reports of five recently diagnosed cases of Salmonella in Macomb County residents. All five had sought care at area hospitals and three had been admitted for in-patient care. Isolates obtained from cultures of stool specimens obtained from case patients were sent to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Public Health Laboratory where they were serotyped as Salmonella enteriditis.

      MCHD staff conducted initial interviews with the five case patients.…

    • Economart Salmonella Lawsuit

      On May 22, 2005, a group of friends shared a rotisserie chicken purchased at the Willison, North Dakota, Economart. Within thirty hours, three succumbed to Salmonella Typhimurium infections. An unrelated family, consisting of a mother and two children, purchased a rotisserie chicken from Economart the same day. The mother fell ill twenty-eight hours later with a culture-confirmed Salmonella Typhimurium infection, and one of her children was secondarily infected several days later and experienced a diarrheal illness.

      On June…

    • CL Swanson Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      Twelve Rochelle Foods workers submitted stool samples that tested positive for Salmonella during the three-week period between April 5 and April 22, 2005. Two of these twelve individuals worked in the plant cafeteria, managed and operated by C.L. Swanson Corporation. The Ogle County Health Department reported that four other people became ill with symptoms of a Salmonella infection during the outbreak, but did not submit stool samples for testing. The only common exposure between all ill people was consumption of food at the Rochelle…

    • Chili’s Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      Over three hundred people who ate food from a Chili’s restaurant in Vernon Hills, Illinois between June 23, 2003 and July 1, 2003 were infected with Salmonella javiana, a relatively unusual strain of the sometimes deadly Salmonella bacteria.

      An investigation conducted by the Lake County Health department revealed a host of deficiencies and safety violations that contributed to the Salmonella outbreak, or made it worse. These included the operation of the restaurant one day without available hot water, the operation…

    • Cafe Santa Fe Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      Cafe Santa Fe voluntarily closed on Sunday, May 1, 2005, for inspection, cleaning, and re-training of employees to ensure compliance with health department regulations after the restaurant’s food was identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak.

      On May 12, 2005, Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Café Santa Fe, a South Little Rock, Arkansas restaurant located near Interstate 30. The suit, which was filed on behalf of a Benton, Arkansas woman, sought compensation for injuries that the woman suffered…

    • Cafe Barbette Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      Minnesota health authorities began an investigation of Café Barbette after being contacted by multiple people who ate at the restaurant on June 6th and 7th and had become ill with Salmonella illnesses.

      An investigation by the Hennepin County Health Department revealed that chilled carrot soup served at Café Barbette was the source of the Salmonella outbreak. Among other things, the health officials determined that at least 29 people had fallen ill after eating at Café Barbette. Many outbreak victims required emergency…

    • Adrift Restaurant Salmonella Lawsuits

      The Skagit County Public Health Department (SCPHD) first learned of Salmonella illness associated with food from Adrift restaurant on September 7, 2005. Two people had been hospitalized at Island Hospital in Anacortes, and both had eaten crab cakes at Adrift restaurant between August 30 and September 2.

      According to the SCPHD Salmonella investigation report, ten whole raw eggs were mixed into each batch of crab cakes. The cakes were approximately one and one-quarter inches thick and two inches in diameter. The restaurant…

    • Veggie Booty Salmonella Lawsuits and Litigation

      On June 28, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Robert’s American Gourmet Food, Inc. of Sea Cliff, New York, was recalling Veggie Booty Snack Food for possible Salmonella contamination. The company recalled all lots and sizes of the Veggie Booty after health officials traced the product as the source of a Salmonella outbreak.

      According to an FDA press release issued on June 29, 2007, 52 people in 17 states had become ill with Salmonella infections since March. On July 10, the Centers for Disease…

    • Sushi King Salmonella Outbreak LitigationLawsuits

      In February of 2006, the Arkansas Department of Health and Benton County Health Department reported that 52 individuals had cultured positive for Salmonella infections after eating at the Sushi King restaurant in Bentonville, Arkansas. At least 152 people reported experiencing symptoms of Salmonella infection, with the last date of symptom onset reported as February 14th.

      Marler Clark lawyers represented 15 individuals who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating at the Sushi King restaurant in claims with…

    • Harmony Farms Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      In March of 2003, a Salmonella outbreak involving the Salmonella St. Paul strain occurred in Oregon and Washington, with a total of at least 9 lab confirmed cases. The investigations by both state health departments eventually linked the outbreak to contaminated alfalfa sprouts which had been shipped to and sold in both states by the sprout grower, Harmony Farms.

      Marler Clark’s Salmonella lawyers represented two of the victims, both of whom required emergency room treatment and subsequent medical care, and both…

    • Corky & Lenny’s Salmonella Lawsuits and Litigation

      A Cuyahoga County Health Department investigation revealed that twenty-one customers who had eaten at Corky & Lenny’s Restaurant in Woodmere, near Cleveland, Ohio, between January 29 and February 10, 2006, were hospitalized with Salmonella infections. At least twenty individuals were confirmed ill with Salmonellosis, and 61 probable cases were reported to the health department. Corky & Lenny’s closed on February 10th, and reopened on February 17th, after it had been deemed safe by the health department.

      The Salmonella

    • ConAgra Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

      In November 2006, public health officials at CDC and state health departments detected a substantial increase in the reported incidence of isolates of Salmonella serotype Tennessee. In a multistate case-control study conducted during February 5—13, 2007, illness was strongly associated with consumption of either of two brands (Peter Pan or Great Value) of peanut butter produced at the same plant. Based on these findings, the plant ceased production and recalled both products on February 14, 2007. The outbreak strain of Salmonella

    • Beaches Sandy Bay Jamaica Salmonella Outbreak Litigation

      Food contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis caused a widespread outbreak at Beaches Sandy Bay resort, Jamaica, in January and February of 2005.

      A joint Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Jamaican Ministry of Health (JMH) investigation, published in June 2005, confirmed the Salmonella outbreak. The investigation began because nineteen Wisconsin residents had been found in February 2005 as either culture-confirmed or suspected Salmonella Enteritidis cases with a common exposure being recent travel to Jamaica. In fact,…

    • Wal-Mart Deli Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits and Litigation

      In May 2006, Indiana’s Johnson and Marion County Health Departments began receiving reports of an apparent Salmonella outbreak among patients at local hospitals. As of August 28, the Indiana State Department of Health reported that at least 84 individuals had been confirmed ill with Salmonellosis between May and August 2006. An investigation into the outbreak revealed the source to be foods purchased from the bakery and deli at the Wal-Mart store located at 1133 North Emerson in Greenwood, Indiana.

      The epidemiologic investigation…

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