Seattle – A complaint was filed last night against Fred Meyer, Inc. in Mason County Superior Court on behalf of Nancy Green of Shelton by the Seattle Food Safety Law Firm, Marler Clark. The complaint claims that pre-cut cantaloupe purchased was contaminated with Salmonella Newport bacteria. Green v. Fred Meyer Complaint

Nancy Green became ill after consuming pre-cut cantaloupe on November 1, 2017 and within 24 hours began experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and headaches. Nancy required hospitalization for her illness.

The complaint cites the Washington State Department of Health’s current investigation into a cluster of eighteen Salmonella cases in Washington and Oregon linked to fruits sold at QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market establishments.

Lab results have identified Salmonella Newport as the cause of her infection.  According to the Washington and Oregon Departments of Health, at least 18 people, including Ms. Green have been identified as part of the outbreak.

To date, Marler Clark has been contacted by two other individuals affected in the outbreak.

BACKGROUND: Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

The Minnesota Department of Health has linked a Salmonella outbreak to two Burger King restaurants in Bemidji.

Doug Schultz, a spokesperson for the Health Department, said the department has confirmed 27 cases, and received reports of four more probable cases.

Both Burger King sites closed on Thursday, November 30th.

“They may have been sick a couple weeks or so before then,” Schultz said. “It takes a while before people get symptoms, and then they’re sick enough to go to the doctor, and then we identify.”

Once the Department of Health identified the outbreak in September they put “stringent” interventions in place, Schultz said. The Burger Kings were both cleaned and any employees with symptoms were kept from working until they were symptom-free for 72 hours, but the precautions did not stop the outbreak.

“Most of the time that does the trick, 98 percent of the time we don’t see further transmission,” Schultz said. “In this case we had two additional illnesses pop up this week.”

Schultz said the MDH believes the outbreak is due to employee illness, rather than a specific contaminated food item. Before the restaurants can reopen each employee must be tested for salmonella twice.

According to Schultz, the restaurants will reopen next week, at the earliest, after a thorough re-cleaning.

“We do clearly have evidence of food worker illness being part of the problem,” Schultz said.

Burger King has not released a statement on the outbreak.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection, or Salmonellosis, range widely, and are sometimes absent altogether. The most common symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Typical Symptoms of Salmonella infection: Appear 6 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food and last for 3 to 7 days without treatment.

•           Diarrhea

•           Abdominal Cramps

•           Fever of 100 F to 102 F

•           Bloody diarrhea

•           Vomiting

•           Headache

•           Body Aches
If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed it was Salmonella that sickened people at an employee event catered by Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro, a Cartersville-based restaurant, last week at Toyo Tire Company in White, Georgia.

State inspectors took samples from people who fell ill after the event, which led to five people being hospitalized.

Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro has voluntarily closed. The state says it will stay closed until the week of November 27.

In the meantime, workers from the restaurant are receiving what is called “rigorous training in safe food handling from the Bartow County Health Department.”

Approximately 1,800 Toyo Tire employees attended the event. The state says research to make sure no one was else was affected by the salmonella is continuing.

Persons whose symptoms are severe should see their doctor or health care provider — especially if their symptoms include the following:

  • High fever (temperature over 101.5°F, measured orally)
  • Blood in stools
  • Frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down (which can lead to dehydration)
  • Signs of dehydration, including a marked decrease in urination, a very dry mouth and throat, or feeling dizzy when standing up.
  • Diarrhea that lasts more than 3 days

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032.

The Washington Department of Health announced today a Salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe in both Washington and Oregon.

People who purchased these products on or about Oct. 25 up to Dec. 1 from QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market in Washington and Oregon are urged not to eat the fruit and throw it away.

Eighteen people from King (5), Mason (1), Pierce (1), Snohomish (7), Thurston (1), and Yakima (1) counties and two individuals from Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella.

DOH is working with state and federal partners to determine the source of the fruit, including where it was cut and packaged, and if there may be additional retailers where related products were sold.

Lab results identified Salmonella Newport as the cause. The symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. People experiencing any of these symptoms should contact their health care provider. In severe cases, the infection can be fatal.

Infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with a weakened immune system are at greatest risk.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

The Department of Health announced today a Salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe in both Washington and Oregon.

People who purchased these products on or about Oct. 25 up to Dec. 1 from QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market in Washington and Oregon are urged not to eat the fruit and throw it away.

Eighteen people from King (5), Mason (1), Pierce (1), Snohomish (7), Thurston (1), and Yakima (1) counties and two individuals from Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella.

DOH is working with state and federal partners to determine the source of the fruit, including where it was cut and packaged, and if there may be additional retailers where related products were sold.

Lab results identified Salmonella Newport as the cause. The symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. People experiencing any of these symptoms should contact their health care provider. In severe cases, the infection can be fatal.

Infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with a weakened immune system are at greatest risk.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

The Bemidji Pioneer reported two Burger King restaurants in Bemidji temporarily closed Thursday after more than two dozen people contracted salmonella after eating there.

Doug Schultz, a spokesperson with the Minnesota Department of Health, said the department has confirmed 27 cases, and received reports of four more probable cases.

Both Burger King sites voluntarily decided to close Thursday.

Most cases were identified in September, he said, but the victims may have been exposed to salmonella before then. Two additional cases came to light this week, prompting the closures.

“They may have been sick a couple weeks or so before then,” Schultz said. “It takes a while before people get symptoms, and then they’re sick enough to go to the doctor, and then we identify.”

Symptoms of salmonella, a bacterial disease that infects the intestinal tract, can include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, chills, headache and blood in the stool, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Once the Department of Health identified the outbreak in September they put “stringent” interventions in place, Schultz said. The Burger Kings were both cleaned and any employees with symptoms were kept from working until they were symptom-free for 72 hours, but the precautions did not stop the outbreak.

“Most of the time that does the trick, 98 percent of the time we don’t see further transmission,” Schultz said. “In this case we had two additional illnesses pop up this week.”

Schultz said the MDH believes the outbreak is due to employee illness, rather than a specific contaminated food item. Before the restaurants can reopen each employee must be tested for salmonella twice.

The earliest the Burger Kings could reopen is next week, according to Schultz. The restaurants must also be thoroughly re-cleaned.

“We do clearly have evidence of food worker illness being part of the problem,” Schultz said.

Attempts to reach the Burger King restaurants for comment were unsuccessful.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis (caused by Salmonella bacteria) associated with Miller’s Guild restaurant.

Six persons from four separate meal parties became ill after eating at the restaurant on different dates during 8/15/17 –11/3/17; one of the ill persons was hospitalized and has since recovered.

Laboratory testing has indicated that three of the ill persons were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria, called Salmonella Braenderup by genetic “fingerprint”, suggesting they have a common source of infection; the other three ill persons were not tested. In past years, fewer than five cases of this strain of Salmonella Braenderup were reported in King County.

As part of the Public Health investigation, Environmental Health investigators visited and closed the restaurant on 11/21/17. During the field inspection, potential risk factors, such as practices that contribute to the risk of cross contamination, were identified and discussed with the owner. During the visit, several environmental samples were collected for laboratory testing to potentially identify the source of Salmonella contamination.

The restaurant is working cooperatively with Public Health to do a thorough cleaning and sanitation.

To prevent additional illnesses, several public health interventions were identified and the owners were instructed to implement them as a precondition to reopening.

Environmental Health investigators plan to revisit the restaurant on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 prior to reopening to ensure all of the identified risk factors have been addressed and all public health interventions were implemented to prevent further Salmonella infections.

The Georgia Department of Public Health says it was Salmonella that sickened people at an employee event catered by Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro, a Cartersville-based restaurant, last week at Toyo Tire Company in White, Georgia.

State inspectors took samples from people who fell ill after the event, which led to five people being hospitalized.

Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro has voluntarily closed. The state says it will stay closed until the week of November 27.

In the meantime, workers from the restaurant are receiving what is called “rigorous training in safe food handling from the Bartow County Health Department.”

Approximately 1,800 Toyo Tire employees attended the event. The state says research to make sure no one was else was affected by the salmonella is continuing.

Persons whose symptoms are severe should see their doctor or health care provider — especially if their symptoms include the following:

  • High fever (temperature over 101.5°F, measured orally)
  • Blood in stools
  • Frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down (which can lead to dehydration)
  • Signs of dehydration, including a marked decrease in urination, a very dry mouth and throat, or feeling dizzy when standing up.
  • Diarrhea that lasts more than 3 days

Frito-Lay has announced it’s voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. This action is the direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. Although no Salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution. No illness related to this matter has been confirmed to date.

The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via food service, vending and other channels throughout the U.S. No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled. For a complete list of recalled products, click here.

According to various press reports, Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro, a Cartersville-based restaurant has come forward to address the controversy surrounding a foodborne illness outbreak that the Georgia Department of Public Health is investigating after the pizza joint catered food at an employee event last week at Toyo Tire.

Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro is speaking out through its attorney, John T. Mroczko, who issued a statement Tuesday in light of the two hospitalizations and dozens of people reporting illnesses over the last few days.

“Angelo and his family are heartbroken about the recent incident at Toyo Tire and offer their deepest sympathies and prayers to those who have been affected,” Mroczko said. “This community is their home and their customers are like family to them. As such, the safety of their customers and the quality of their food has always been their highest priority.”

While the Georgia Department of Public Health and Bartow County environmental health specialists have not identified the cause of the outbreak and all parties, the restaurant has voluntarily closed its doors to figure out the cause and “swiftly resolve the situation,” Mroczkos said.

The state department’s Northwest Health District said that while news and other social media outlets have indicated Salmonella as the cause of the illnesses, that detail has not been confirmed, as “conclusive” test results are not expected back until the week of Nov. 27.

Investigators are working with Toyo Tire’s human resources department to obtain more details about the outbreak from their employees. It was estimated on Monday that as many as 1,800 employees could have been affected by the outbreak. Cartersville Medical Center spokesperson Ginger Tyra said two people were hospitalized and more than 40 patients were treated in its emergency room for symptoms such as including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.