July 19, 2018

Cyclospora Outbreak at Sonora Grill in Minneapolis Sickens 17; Lawsuits May Be Filed

A cyclospora outbreak at Sonora Grill in Minneapolis has just been announced by the Minnesota Department of Health. At least seventeen people are sick. Health officials are investigating this outbreak, which occurred at that restaurant in mid-May 2018.   The restaurant is cooperating with the investigation and health officials say there is no indication that there is an ongoing risk to patrons. There is another cyclospora outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte vegetable trays, but officials say that they have no evidence to indicate that the two outbreaks are related. Public health officials want to speak with anyone who ate at Sonora Grill over the weekend of May 18 to May 20, 2018, whether or not they got sick. Senior Epidemiologist Trisha … [Read more...]

Minnesota Updates Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte Vegetable Trays; Patients Will Sue

The cyclospora outbreak linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte vegetable trays has been updated by the Minnesota Department of Health. To date, 20 people have been sickened just in Minnesota. Wisconsin may update their outbreak totals today or next week. Another cyclospora outbreak was just announced, that is associated with Sonora Grill restaurant in Minneapolis. Kwik Trip is cooperating with this outbreak and has removed the vegetable trays from their shelves. Cases report purchasing the vegetable trays at various Kwik Trip locations around the state. Consumers should not eat these products: Del Monte Vegetable Tray, containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip in a 6 ounce package, and Del Monte Vegetable Tray, containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, in a 12 … [Read more...]

Precut Melon Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Sold in More States: AL, CA, FL, KS, MD, MN, NE, ND, SD, and TN; Lawsuits Filed

The FDA just stated that there are more states where precut melon and fresh-cut melon products linked to a Salmonella Adelaide outbreak were sold. They were also sold in Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Tennessee. That means the states that received these products include Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The products were packaged in clear plastic clamshell containers and were sold under several different brand names. The stores that the FDA has listed as carrying the melons are Costco, Jay C, Kroger, … [Read more...]

Attorneys File Second Lawsuit in Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays Sold at Kwik Trip; More Will Sue

Attorneys at Pritzker Hageman have filed a second lawsuit in the multistate cyclospora outbreak that is linked to recalled Del Monte Vegetable Trays sold at Kwik Trip stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This suit was filed in the State of Wisconsin Circuit Court in Eau Claire County. Their client lives in Eau Clare County, Wisconsin. The defendants are Del Monte Fresh Product, Inc., and Kwik Trip. Their client bought multiple Del Monte Vegetable Trays at a Kwik Trip in Eau Claire from May 14 through May 29, 2018. On May 30, 2018, she began suffering nausea and stomach pain. The next day, she suffered vomiting and diarrhea, which was debilitating. She visited her doctor on June 8, 2018. A stool sample yielded a positive test for Cyclospora the next day. She was prescribed an … [Read more...]

Lawyers File First MN Cyclospora Lawsuit Against Del Monte Fresh Produce; Others May Sue

Lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have filed the first cyclospora lawsuit against Del Monte Fresh Product on June 12, 2018. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. A cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 14 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin was announced by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on June 8, 2018. Four case patients live in Minnesota; eleven live in Wisconsin. The outbreak announcement stated that Del Monte Vegetable Trays sold at Kwik Trip locations in the two states were being recalled and that they "pose a potential health risk." All of the patients identified in this outbreak stated they purchased those products before getting sick. Public health officials believe that this outbreak will continue to … [Read more...]

Del Monte Vegetable Trays Associated With Cyclospora Outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin; Lawyer Explains

Del Monte Vegetable Trays sold at Kwik Trip locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been associated with 14 cases of cyclosporiasis in those states. Those patients reported purchasing that product before they got sick.   The trays contain broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and a dill dip. But how does a product like this get contaminated with this parasite in the first place? Cyclospora is a one-celled parasite that is typically found in developing countries. Every summer in the U.S., there is a cyclospora outbreak that is usually linked to produce such as snow peas, mesclun, or cilantro. People get sick when they drink water or eat food that is contaminated with the parasite. The infection is not passed person-to-person. When a person ingests Cyclospora, the … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Outbreak in Minnesota, Wisconsin Linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte Veggie Trays

A cyclospora outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin is linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays that are sold at Kwik Trip stores in the two states. The Wisconsin Department of Health services has released a bulletin about this outbreak. Eleven people in Wisconsin and three people in Minnesota are sick. They reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Kwik Trip location before they got sick. The trays contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. They may have also been available at other locations. Consumers should 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. Kwok Trip is cooperating with … [Read more...]

E. coli Lawyer Discusses Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker is representing people sickened in the deadly E. coli O157:H7 (STEC) HUS outbreak that is linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. We asked him about the outbreak. "With almost 200 people sickened across the country, this is the largest E. coli outbreak of 2018," says attorney Pritzker. Eighty-nine people sickened in the outbreak have been hospitalized. "The CDC is reporting 26 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, referred to as HUS, associated with this outbreak. HUS damages the kidneys and often causes renal failure," says Pritzker. "The pain and suffering associated with these cases is off the charts." Five people have died, and Pritzker says these families should contact an E. coli lawyer about a wrongful death lawsuit. The … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak in Canada Linked to Raw Breaded Chicken; Lawyer Asks Is This the Same as MN and WI Outbreak?

The Public Health Agency of Canada has announced a Salmonella outbreak in that country that is linked to frozen, breaded raw chicken products. Is this outbreak related to the four Salmonella illnesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin that are linked to Ruby's Pantry pop-up outlets? That outbreak is linked to frozen, raw, breaded chicken products that were sold without instruction labels. In Canada, there are 59 people sickened in this Salmonella outbreak. The case count by province is:  British Columbia (6), Alberta (8), Manitoba (9), Ontario (14), Quebec (19), New Brunswick (1), Nova Scotia (1), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). Ten people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Illness onset dates range from March to May 20108. Several people sickened in this … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Ruby’s Pantry Chicken Sickens Four in Minnesota and Wisconsin; Lawsuits Possible

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Ruby's Pantry frozen breaded chicken products has sickened at least four people in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, (DHS), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and local health departments are investigating this outbreak. All four patients bought frozen breaded chicken at a Ruby's Pantry pop-up location before they got sick. A raw breaded chicken product that may look fully cooked was distributed to Ruby's Pantry patrons without any cooking instructions or labels that stated that the product was raw. If you have received any unlabeled chicken products from any Ruby's Pantry location, discard it … [Read more...]

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