On June 9, 2021, FSIS was notified of three persons ill with listeriosis. Working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners in Texas and Delaware, FSIS determined there is evidence linking the Listeria monocytogenes illnesses to precooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods Inc. The epidemiologic investigation identified three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6, 2021 and June 5, 2021. During routine sample collection, FSIS collected two precooked chicken samples from two establishments that are closely related genetically to Listeria monocytogenes from ill people. One of the samples was collected at Tyson Foods Inc. FSIS is continuing to work with federal and state public health partners to determine if there are additional illnesses linked to these products.
The Listeria lawyers of Marler Clark have over 25 years of experience working with clients on Listeria outbreak lawsuits. See, www.listerialitigation.com.
The Marler Clark Listeria attorneys have unmatched experience representing victims of Listeria. Our Listeria lawyers have represented thousands of victims of notable Listeria outbreaks such as the 2011 Jensen Farms Listeria outbreak where over 30 people died, the 2010 Sangar Fresh Cut Produce Listeria outbreak, the 2007 Whittier Farms Listeria outbreak and the 2017 Vulto Creamery Listeria outbreak. We are presently assisting in a Listeria outbreak in South Africa that sickened over 1,000 and killed over 200.
Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) is a foodborne disease-causing bacteria; the disease caused by the ingestion of Listeria bacteria is called listeriosis. Listeria can invade the body through a normal and intact gastrointestinal tract.
Once in the body, Listeria can travel through the blood stream; it invades and grows best in the central nervous system among immune compromised persons, causing meningitis and/or encephalitis (brain infection). In pregnant women, the fetus can become infected with Listeria, leading to spontaneous abortion, stillbirths, or sepsis (blood infection) in infancy.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis (disease caused by Listeria) can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food. See, www.about-listeria.com.
The Listeria lawyers at Marler Clark represent the families of individuals who have suffered illness or the loss of a loved one from this deadly bacterium. Here are some of the Listeria outbreaks we have been involved in:
Abbot Cheese https://marlerclark.com/news_events/abbott-cheeses-listeria-litigation-british-columbia
Jensen Farms Cantaloupe https://marlerclark.com/news_events/jensen-farms-rocky-ford-cantaloupe-listeria-outbreak-colorado-new-mexico
Dole Lettuce https://marlerclark.com/news_events/listeria-lawsuit-filed-against-dole-after-two-dozen-sickened
Marte Brand Cheese https://marlerclark.com/news_events/marte-brand-frescolina-ricotta-salata-cheese-listeria-outbreak-multistate-2
Sangar Produce https://marlerclark.com/news_events/sangar-fresh-cut-produce-listeria-outbreak-san-antonio-texas1
Whittier Farms Milk https://marlerclark.com/news_events/whittier-farms-pasteurized-milk-listeria-outbreak-2007
Vulto Creamery Cheese https://marlerclark.com/vulto-creamery-listeria-cheese-outbreak
Blue Bell Ice Cream https://marlerclark.com/blue-bell-ice-cream-listeria-outbreak
South Africa Tiger Brand Polony https://listeriaclassaction.co.za
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