Dateline Vancouver Washington. A lawsuit will be filed this morning against On the Border restaurant in East Vancouver, which is the site of a Salmonella Virchow outbreak that has sickened at least 88 people, including more than two dozen whose illnesses were confirmed by stool tests. Clark County health officials have not identified the “source,” although with 5 foodhandlers who tested positive at the restaurant, it is almost certain that bacteria proliferated throughout the restaurant environment by restaurant employees.
Marler Clark represents approximately 10 people who were sickened at the restaurant, and expects to file additional lawsuits in the On the Border Salmonella outbreak in coming days.
In other Salmonella news, the rolling recall related to contaminated peanut butter products produced by New Mexico company called Sunland, Inc., is growing. Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall in the United States of the Green & Black’s Organic Peanut & Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar. This product contains peanuts supplied by Sunland, Inc., which expanded its nationwide recall on October 12, 2012.
On October 12, Sunland, Inc. announced that it is extending its ongoing voluntary recall to include raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts processed in its Peanut Processing Plant because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall caused a new round of companies to recall products in the growing rolling recall.