Two complaints were filed today against Fareway Stores Inc. in the Southern District Court of Iowa, one on behalf of Jeffery Anderson of Moline, Illinois and one on behalf of Derek and Sarah Porter of Harrisburg, South Dakota. Both parties were infected with Salmonella after eating Chicken Salad sold by Fareway Stores. The individuals affected are represented by William Marler of Marler Clark, a Seattle law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, and Steven Wandro of Wandro and Associates, a Des Moines firm.

Last week, the Iowa Department of Health announced a Salmonella outbreak linked to Fareway Stores’ Chicken Salads. Currently, there are 28 confirmed and 66 probable cases in the state of Iowa, 1 in Minnesota, 1 in Illinois, 1 in Nebraska, and 2 in South Dakota.

To date, Marler Clark has been contacted by a dozen 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.