Nebraska is one of 14 states currently listed by the CDC as having residents that have been sickened with Listeria by cantaloupe from Jensen Farms and Frontera Produce. The current numbers, likely to grow nationwide, show 4 illnesses in Nebraska as part of the outbreak.
Nebraksa residents have suffered in food-poisoning outbreaks in the past. These include:
- Earlier this year, Nebraska residents were among those sickened in the Cargill Turkey Salmonella outbreak. That outbreak sickened more than 100 nationwide.
- Attorneys at Marler Clark are currently representing a number of clients related to the 2009 Salmonella outbreak tied to CW Sprouts in Nebraska.
- In 2010, a single Nebraska resident was among more than 100 sickened with Salmonella from Tiny Greens alfalfa sprouts.
- Also, in 2010, Nebraska residents were among those sickened in the Danielle International Salami Salmonella outbreak.
- In 2006, a deadly nationwide outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was traced to Dole spinach. Among the more than 200 ill, was a Nebraska resident who died as a result of consumption of the spinach. Marler Clark represented the family of the Nebraska woman, as well as dozens of other victims of the outbreak.