December 3, 2023

E. coli Lawsuit Claims Tainted Lettuce Caused Wrongful Death

The family of a woman who died from an E. coli O157:H7 infection filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tanimura & Antle, a California company, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit alleges that the woman, a resident of Canada, died after eating tainted Romaine lettuce sold by the company.

GavelIn August of 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warned the public not to consume the certain Tanimura & Antle brand Romaine Lettuce because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The affected product, Tanimura & Antle brand Romaine Lettuce, produce of USA, was sold in a plastic package with the UPC 0 27918 20314 9. The affected product was sold at retail from August 8, 2012 through August 17, 2012

The lawsuit alleges that the E. coli victim was hospitalized for several weeks and never fully recovered. She passed away on January 16, 2013.


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