The salmonella outbreak at an "Athens Ohio restaurant" is reported to be Casa Lopez on East State Street. We represent several people who ate at Casa Lopez and were sickened by Salmonella in early May. WSAZ reported today that at least 41 people have "come down with salmonella poisoning after eating at [Casa Lopez," and that health officials are waiting on test results from 15 other cases.
May was a bad month for food nationally. In addition to the Casa Lopez salmonella outbreak in Ohio, a mexican restaurant called Los Dos Amigos in Roseburg, Oregon has also recently caused a large salmonella outbreak. Together, these two mexican restaurants have caused over 60 confirmed salmonella illnesses, and likely well over one hundred total illnesses. In addition, a large scale sprouts recall occurred after sprouts from Caldwell Fresh Foods was identified as the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 22; and of course there is the ongoing saga over the safety of other fresh produce, primarily lettuce. What will happen in June?