June 25, 2019

Kwik Trip Del Monte Vegetable Trays Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in WI and MN

A new Kwik Trip Del Monte vegetable tray outbreak has sickened three people in Wisconsin and one person in Minnesota with Salmonella food poisoning, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health. Last year, a cyclospora outbreak that was linked to Del Monte vegetable trays, also sold at Kwik Trip and Kwik Star locations in the upper Midwest, sickened at least 250 people.

Kwik Trip Del Monte Vegetable Trays Linked to Salmonella outbreak

All patients sickened in this outbreak have told officials they ate a Del Monte vegetable tray purchased from a Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Tip before they started feeling ill.  Kwik Trip is cooperating with the investigation and has removed all Del Monte vegetable trays from their stores.

Patients in this new outbreak got sick between April 13 and April 27, 2019. The Wisconsin press release states that it is possible that more illnesses will be reported, since it takes time between when a person feels ill, sees their doctor, is diagnosed, and the illness is reported to public health officials.

Food safety lawyer Ryan Osterholm, who has represented many clients sickened with Salmonella infections, said, “Last year we represented 120 people sickened in the Del Monte vegetable tray cyclospora outbreak. I am saddened to see that this product has made more people sick. These ready-to-eat products must not be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.”

The Del Monte vegetable trays associated with this investigation contain broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. These products have been distributed to other retailers in Wisconsin, according to the press release. Officials are investigating product distribution and may issue more recalls as needed. Officials in Wisconsin are working with the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC on this outbreak.

Consumers are advised to not eat these products:

  • Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip)  in 6 ounce packages, and
  • Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) in 12 ounce packages.

The symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include a fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, abdominal and stomach cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. Symptoms usually start 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Most people get better on their own, but some, especially the young, the elderly, and anyone with a chronic illness or compromised immune system, do become sick enough that they need to be hospitalized. If you have eaten a Del Monte vegetable tray and have been ill, see your doctor.

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If you or a loved one have been sickened with a Salmonella infection after eating Del Monte vegetable trays purchased at any retail location, please contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

The noted Minneapolis law firm Pritzker Hageman helps people who have been sickened by contaminated food protect their legal rights and get answers and compensation. Our lawyers help patients and families of children in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against convenience stores, schools, retailers, grocery stores, food processors, restaurants, and others.  You should know that class action lawsuits may not be appropriate for outbreak victims because each individual case is different.

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