July 20, 2018

E. coli Outbreak Associated with I Love Sushi and Sodex Cafe Mario in Redmond, WA; Lawsuits Are Possible

A Shiga toxin-producing E. coli outbreak (STEC) associated with I Love Sushi and Sodex Cafe Mario in Redmond, Washington has been announced by Public Health - Seattle & King County. Four people are sick in this outbreak; one person has been hospitalized. The restaurants are located at Nintendo of America at 4600 150th Avenue NE in Redmond. The people who were sickened ate there during the time frame of June 18 - 22, 2018. The restaurants had current ratings of Good for I Love Sushi and Excellent for Cafe Mario. The press release states that Cafe Mario is operated by Sodexo and is not open to the public. Officials have not yet identified the source of the illnesses. They have also not released the patient age range, and have not said whether anyone has developed hemolytic … [Read more...]

Del Monte Cyclospora Outbreak Has Sickened 212 In IA, MN, WI, MI; Attorney Explains Lawsuits

The Del Monte cyclospora outbreak linked to recalled Vegetable Trays has now sickened 212 people in four states, according to the FDA. Seven people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported. Those numbers are current as of July 5, 2018. The recalled Del Monte trays were sold in 6 ounce and 12 ounce sizes; they contained broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and dill dip and were sold in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Del Monte is also recalling "small veggie trays" in 28 ounce packages, which included broccoli, carrots, celery, cauliflower, and dill dip. The larger product was sold in Illinois and Indiana. The expiration of the trays was June 17, 2018. They were sold to Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax … [Read more...]

Del Monte Cyclospora Kwik Trip Outbreak Grows to 185 Sick; Lawsuits Filed

The Del Monte Cyclospora Kwik Trip outbreak has grown to include 185 people sick, according to the FDA. That number is current as of June 28, 2018; all cases are lab-confirmed. The ill persons live in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Seven people have been hospitalized. These illnesses are associated with recalled Del Monte 6 ounce and 12 ounce vegetable trays containing broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and dill dip sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star locations in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Del Monte is also recalling "small veggie trays" that are 28 ounces and include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and dill dip and were sold in Illinois and Indiana. FDA hasn't identified which of these ingredients are contaminated with the one celled parasite. … [Read more...]

Romaine Lettuce E. coli Lawsuit Filed As Huge Outbreak That Sickened 210 Ends

Romaine lettuce E. coli lawsuit has been filed as the huge outbreak linked to the leafy green ends. "This isn't the first time ready-to-eat produce has been linked to a deadly E. coli O157 outbreak," said Fred Pritzker, attorney and food safety expert, "but it is the largest outbreak of its kind since 2006." Two hundred ten people were sickened in this outbreak. And worse, 27 people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. On June 28, 2018 the FDA stated that an environmental assessment in the Yuma, Arizona growing region, where officials think the contaminated lettuce is from, found the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 in Canada water. The pathogenic bacteria has the same genetic fingerprint as the bacteria isolated in patient samples. Officials also … [Read more...]

Romaine Lettuce E. coli Lawyer Discusses End of Multistate Outbreak That Has Sickened 210 People

Romaine lettuce E. coli lawyer discusses the end of the huge multistate outbreak, which is now over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This outbreak is larger than the 2006 E. coli outbreak that was linked to fresh spinach," said Fred Pritzker, food safety expert and attorney. In that 2006 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, 199 people were sickened, 101 people were hospitalized, 31 developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, and three people died. In this current outbreak, 210 people in 36 states have been sickened. Ninety-six have been hospitalized, 27 have HUS, and five people have died. The case count by state in this current outbreak is: Alabama (3) Alaska (8), Arkansas (1), Arizona (9), California (49), Colorado (3), Connecticut … [Read more...]

Kellogg Salmonella Lawyer Explains Outbreak Will Most Likely Grow

Kellogg Salmonella lawyer explains why this multistate outbreak linked to Honey Smacks cereal, which has already sickened 73 people in 31 states, will most likely grow. "The cereal was recalled on June 14, 2018, but unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that consumers should not "eat Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or with any 'best if used by' date," said Fred Pritzker, a food safety attorney who is representing clients sickened in this outbreak. Consumers should discard any size of this product they may have on hand, even if some of it was eaten and no one has been sick. "Salmonella bacteria can cluster in tiny, tiny clumps and may not be distributed evenly throughout the cereal," Fred added. "In addition, the recall … [Read more...]

Del Monte Lawsuit Filed in Cyclospora Outbreak; Lawyer Explains

A Del Monte Lawsuit was filed in the cyclospora outbreak linked to vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip locations and other stores across the Midwest by lawyers at Pritzker Hageman. Their client is a man from the Wisconsin Rapids area. The plaintiff bought two Del Monte vegetable trays from a Kwik Trip in Green Bay, Wisconsin in late May 2018. He soon started suffering from nausea, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea. His symptoms soon became debilitating. He sought help at an urgent care, but the testing was negative. He went to a local emergency room, and was diagnosed with a cyclospora infection. He was prescribed an antibiotic, but is still suffering and will require medical care in the future. Attorney Ryan Osterholm, who is representing the man in this Del Monte lawsuit, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Adelaide Outbreak Linked to Precut Melons Grows to 70 Sick; Lawsuits Follow

The Salmonella Adelaide outbreak linked to precut melons has now sickened 70 people in 7 states. That is an increase of 10 patients since the last update on June 8, 2018. Thirty-four of those patients have been hospitalized because they are so sick. The case count by state is:  Illinois (7), Indiana (11), Kentucky (1), Michigan (38), Missouri (10), Ohio (2), and Tennessee (1). Out of 63 people who have been interviewed, 34, or 54%, are in the hospital. Two more states have reported patients since the last update: Kentucky and Tennessee. The most recent illness started on June 3, 2018, so this outbreak will most likely grow, since the melon products were not recalled until June 8, 2018. The FDA has a list of stores and states where the melons were most likely sold. Please examine … [Read more...]

CDC Tells Consumers Not to Eat Any Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to Salmonella Mbandaka Outbreak

Consumers should n0t eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or any "best if used by" date, the Centers for Disease Control said on Friday, June 15, 2018. That product is linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka that has sickened 73 people in 31 states. Kellogg's recalled Honey Smacks with two specific UPC numbers on June 14, but the CDC now says not to eat any of that product. Kellogg's is investigating this issue with a third-party manufacturer who products the cereal. Honey Smacks was distributed throughout the United States, and was also sold in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. It's important that if you have this cereal you throw it away, in a sealed package, even if some of it was eaten and no one got … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte Veggie Trays Grows to 78 Sick; Lawsuits Filed

The cyclospora outbreak linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte Veggie trays has grown to include 78 lab-confirmed cases in four states. The case count by state is: Michigan (2), Iowa (3), Minnesota (23), and Wisconsin (50). The cases have no history of travel outside of the U.S. or Canada in the 14 days before they got sick. This parasite is usually found in third world and developing countries. All of those sickened consumed Kwik Trip Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays that contain broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip that were sold at several locations in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They were packaged in 6 ounce and 12 ounce sizes with expiration date of June 17, 2018 or earlier. Del Monte recalled them on June 8, 2018, although the outbreak was not listed on … [Read more...]

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