September 27, 2016

Tomato Grower Added to Chipotle Salmonella Lawsuit

Tomato grower Lipman Produce has been added as a defendant in a lawsuit filed against Chipotle by the national food safety law firm PritzkerOlsen. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Minnesota woman who contracted Salmonella after eating at a Chipotle restaurant in Maplewood, Minnesota. The plaintiff is among 64 people who developed Salmonella infections after eating at Chipotle restaurants. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) collaborated with federal health officials on the investigation of the outbreak that affected customers at 22 of the 60 Chipotle locations in Minnesota. The state agencies identified tomatoes as the source of the Salmonella Newport outbreak. Lipman Produce of Immokalee, Florida  supplied the tomatoes … [Read more...]

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