August 20, 2019

FDA Inspects Del Monte Facility After Vegetable Tray Salmonella Outbreak

Today, the FDA inspects Del Monte facility that produced vegetable trays linked to a Salmonella outbreak. At least three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota have been sickened after allegedly eating these products. The Del Monte facility is located in Kankakee, Illinois.

FDA Inspects Del Monte Facility After Vegetable Tray Salmonella Outbreak

On May 21, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Health issued a press release stating that vegetable trays produced by Del Monte Fresh Produce that were sold at Kwik Trip convenience stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin have sickened at least four people. There was no word on whether or not any patients have been hospitalized.

Illness onset dates for this outbreak range from April 13 to April 27, 2019. Kwik Trip has removed all Del Monte vegetable trays from their stores. However, the trays may have been sold at other locations; public health officials are investigating and will update the public when they have more information.

Food safety attorney Lindsay Lien Rinholen expressed shock that Del Monte’s fresh produce was again the source of a Wisconsin and Minnesota outbreak. “Normally after a major foodborne illness outbreak like the Cyclospora outbreak of 2018, responsible companies evaluate their practices field to fork and make their products safe,” she said. “Del Monte apparently did not do the hard work of fixing its safety systems.”

Consumers are advised to avoid these products: 6 ounce Del Monte Vegetable Trays that contain broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip; and 12 ounce Del Monte Vegetable Trays that contain broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. While the FDA inspects Del Monte, recalls may be issued.

If you have eaten these products and have been ill with the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning, see your doctor; you may be part of this outbreak. Those symptoms include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea that may be bloody.

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If you or a loved one have been sickened with a Salmonella infection after eating Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, please contact our experienced Minneapolis attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

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