October 20, 2021

E. coli from Spinach and Spring Mix Salad sold at Wegmans and Possibly Other Grocery Stores, New York Hit Hardest

What started as an E. coli outbreak in New York linked to Wegmans Spinach and Spring Mix bagged salad has spread to 4 other states, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to a CDC report.  This Wegmans product (recalled on Nov. 2, 2012) was distributed to Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Outside of New York, all five (100%) of the ill persons interviewed told investigators that they ate several different brands of pre-packaged leafy greens that did not come from Wegmans. Because of this, investigations are ongoing to determine if other contaminated foods are also a source of illness in this outbreak. Consumers may be wondering why the E. coli patients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and … [Read more...]

E. coli Lawyer Investigates Wegmans Spinach and Spring Mix Salad Recall Prompted by Outbreak in New York

E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker and his firm’s Bad Bug Law Team are investigating a recall of Wegmans spinach and spring mix that was prompted by an E. coli poisoning outbreak in western New York state. Reports from the New York State Health Department and the Monroe County (N.Y.) Health Department indicate that 19 people have fallen ill in Monroe, Niagara, Steuben, Wayne and Erie counties. Five people were hospitalized, and all but one have been released. "Victims of this outbreak and their families should not carry the financial burden of this E. coli O157:H7 contamination," said Pritzker, who recently won over $40,000,000 for clients sickened by another unsafe product. "Children are often the ones most seriously sickened in these outbreaks," said Pritzker, who has successfully … [Read more...]

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