Sixty-three more ill people from 14 states were added to this investigation since the last update on October 4, 2018. Six more states reported ill people: Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington.

As of October 23, 2018, 120 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 22 states.  Arizona 21, California 27, Colorado 23, Hawaii 1, Idaho 2, Iowa 1, Illinois 1, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1, Minnesota 1, Montana 5, New Mexico 1, Nevada 3, Ohio 2, Oklahoma 4, Oregon 1, South Dakota 6, Texas 2, Utah 9, Washington 3, Wyoming 4.

Thirty-three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to September 28, 2018. Ill people range in age from less than one year to 88, with a median age of 42. Fifty-nine percent are male. Of 95 people with information available, 33 (35%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

State and local health departments continue to ask ill people questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Sixty-six (93%) of 71 people interviewed reported eating ground beef at home.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicates that ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc. is a likely source of this outbreak. On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled approximately 6.5 million pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.

Salmonella:  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 $650 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.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Marler Clark presently represents two dozen sickened and has filed several lawsuits.

Sixty-three more ill people from 14 states were added to this investigation since the last update on October 4, 2018. Six more states reported ill people: Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington.

As of October 23, 2018, 120 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 22 states.  Thirty-three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 5, 2018 to September 28, 2018. Ill people range in age from less than one year to 88, with a median age of 42. Fifty-nine percent are male. Of 95 people with information available, 33 (35%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

State and local health departments continue to ask ill people questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Sixty-six (93%) of 71 people interviewed reported eating ground beef at home.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicates that ground beef produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc. is a likely source of this outbreak. On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled approximately 6.5 million pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.

Salmonella:  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 $650 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.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

State health officials are working with state, local and federal public health partners to investigate the source of six Salmonella infections.

The six cases include residents of King (1), Snohomish (1), Thurston (1), Yakima (2) and Pierce (1) counties. All were infected with the same strain of Salmonella bacteria. The last confirmed case reported illness on Sept. 15.

Five of the six people reported buying and eating English cucumbers from various Costco stores in Washington. The cucumbers linked to the illnesses were sold in three-packs of individually wrapped cucumbers.

If you bought English cucumbers from Costco between Aug. 18 and Sept. 10 and still have them in your refrigerator, the Department of Health recommends throwing them away.

Salmonellosis, the illness caused by infection with Salmonella, can cause diarrhea, fever, chills, abdominal discomfort and vomiting. Serious bloodstream infections may also occur.

Salmonella:  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 $650 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.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritisor Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [Products List (PDF) (or XLSX) | Product Labels (PDF only) | Distribution List (PDF)]

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide.

On September 5, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of Salmonella Newport illnesses with reported consumption of several different FSIS-regulated products by case-patients. The first store receipt potentially linking the purchase of FSIS-regulated product to a case-patient was received on September 19, 2018; FSIS was then able to begin traceback of ground beef products. To date, eight case-patients have provided receipts or shopper card numbers, which have enabled product traceback investigations.  FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state public health and agriculture partners have now determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. Traceback has identified JBS as the common supplier of the ground beef products. The epidemiological investigation has identified 57 case-patients from 16 states with illness onset dates ranging from August 5 to September 6, 2018. FSIS will continue to work with public health partners and will provide updated information should it become available.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The second lawsuit was filed today against JBS Tolleson on behalf of Joseph Rozich, a Las Vegas resident who was diagnosed with Salmonella Newport after consuming two Crunch Wrap Supremes from Taco Bell. Mr. Rozich is represented by Marler Clark, the food safety law firm, and Murphy & Murphy Law Offices, a respected local firm. Complaint

Mr. Rozich purchased two Crunch Wrap Supremes on August 31, from the Taco Bell restaurant located on East Windmill Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. Later that day, he began to experience symptoms of severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea. He sought medical attention St.Rose Hospital in Henderson, Nevada where he tested positive for Salmonella Newport. Mr. Rozich continues to recover from his Salmonella infection.

On October 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), announced a recall of 6,912,875 pounds of JBS Tolleson raw beef products possibly contaminated with Salmonella Newport. To date, 57 people have been sickened with Salmonella Newport across 16 states.

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 $650 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.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

PHOENIX, Arizona – The first lawsuit was filed today in Arizona Superior Court against JBS Tolleson Inc., on behalf of Dana Raab of Florence, Kentucky who was diagnosed with Salmonella after consuming ground beef produced by the company. Ms. Raab is represented by Marler Clark, the food safety law firm, and O’Steen & Harrison, PLC, a top-rated Arizona law firm. Complaint (Raab) Complaint (Raab)

Ms. Raab purchased ground beef from Sam’s Club on September 9, 2018. Three days later, she made meatloaf with a portion of the ground beef and froze the remaining product. On September 13, she began experiencing symptoms of severe diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. For the next two days, she was not able to keep any food down and eventually sought medical attention.

On September 15, Ms. Raab sought emergency medical treatment and was admitted to the hospital for five days. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with severe dehydration, a blocked bile duct, and a stool culture tested positive for Salmonella Newport. She continues to recover from her Salmonella-related injuries.

On October 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), announced a recall of 6,912,875 pounds of JBS Tolleson raw beef products possibly contaminated with Salmonella Newport. To date, 57 people have been sickened with Salmonella Newport across 16 states.

“Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella has been a growing concern in the US over the last decade,” said Bill Marler, managing partner at Marler Clark, in Seattle.  “USDA/FSIS must consider calling it what it is – an adulterant – and banning products that are in fact contaminated with it,” added Marler.

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 $650 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.

O’Steen & Harrison, PLC has protected the rights of injured persons since 1974.  The firm concentrates on personal injury and consumer cases involving dangerous products.  O’Steen & Harrison is av-rated (the highest rating) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.  It also is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best law firms in America.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

BS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,500,966 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: (Products List | Product Labels (PDF only))

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide.

On September 5, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of Salmonella Newport illnesses with reported consumption of several different FSIS-regulated products by case-patients. The first store receipt potentially linking the purchase of FSIS-regulated product to a case-patient was received on September 19, 2018; FSIS was then able to begin traceback of ground beef products. To date, eight case-patients have provided receipts or shopper card numbers, which have enabled product traceback investigations.  FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state public health and agriculture partners have now determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. Traceback has identified JBS as the common supplier of the ground beef products. The epidemiological investigation has identified 57 case-patients from 16 states with illness onset dates ranging from August 5 to September 6, 2018. FSIS will continue to work with public health partners and will provide updated information should it become available.

Salmonella:  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 $650 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.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

2018-09-11 Gallegos Complaint Final

La Luz Mexican Grill reopened yesterday morning after a salmonella outbreak at the Old Town Fort Collins restaurant sickened 30 people. The restaurant, 200 Walnut St., voluntarily closed on Aug. 21 when the illness was confirmed.

Larimer County Health Department spokesperson Katie O’Donnell said there were 30 confirmed salmonella illnesses linked to the case. Investigators still haven’t been able to determine the exact source of the outbreak.

The entire Old Town La Luz staff completed a required ServSafe Food Handler program at The Cooking Studio. Employees who tested positive for salmonella have been allowed to return to work only after testing negative twice.

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 $650 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.  If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – An amended lawsuit was filed today against Pasha Mediterranean Grill, LLC on behalf of six additional individuals sickened in the Salmonella outbreak. All seven individuals ate at the Pasha Mediterranean Grill located on Wurzbach Road in San Antonio. The seven plaintiffs are represented by Marler Clark, the nation’s leading food safety law firm, and Hill Law Firm, a respected San Antonio firm.

The plaintiffs, ranging from 19 to 46 years of age, consumed food at Pasha Mediterranean Grill on August 31, 2018. Three days later, they all began experiencing symptoms including severe diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, and fever. Each individual sought medical attention for Salmonella, with treatment ranging from ER visits, antibiotics to hospitalization. To date, they are all still experiencing symptoms.

On September 6, 2018, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District announced an investigation into a potential foodborne illness cluster of as many as 300 people at Pasha’s Mediterranean Grill. To date, there are 14 confirmed Salmonellacases with 12 hospitalizations. The investigation is still ongoing.

“We have been contacted by former clients, colleagues, personal friends, and a wide array of people affected by this terrible outbreak. Some of our clients spent days in the hospital due to their illness. Since our firm has been involved in outbreak cases for the past decade and we are located in San Antonio, we are perfectly positioned to best help these victims,” stated Justin Hill, lead attorney of the first Pasha case filed and owner of Hill Law Firm.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonellalawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonellaand other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $650 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonellalawyers 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 Salmonellalawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart. If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonellaattorneys for a free case evaluation.

Peggy O’Hare reports that as of 4 p.m. Friday, Metro Health had received more than 300 phone calls. Most of them — 255 — came from people who said they became ill after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill on Wurzbach Road between Aug. 30 and Wednesday.

So far, 14 victims have shown laboratory evidence of being sickened by salmonella, Metropolitan Health District spokeswoman Carol Schliesinger said. A dozen people have been hospitalized.

Metro Health officials said they are still in the early phases of their investigation and haven’t yet determined a specific cause or food source for the illness. “We may never know,” Schliesinger said.

Pasha co-owner Kamran Hajivandi said Friday that the health department told him it suspects that hummus might be the culprit. But he said he doesn’t know how chickpeas could have sickened so many.

Metro Health officials first learned Sunday night of people becoming sick. The officials went to the restaurant at 9339 Wurzbach to conduct an inspection Monday. They found several violations, including a lack of sanitizing buckets at preparation tables and a reach-in cooler not maintaining a proper temperature of 41 degrees, Schliesinger said.

Salmonella typically causes diarrhea and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after exposure, said Metro Health Assistant Director Anita Kurian, who works in the agency’s communicable disease division. A healthy adult sickened by the illness usually experiences those symptoms for four to seven days. Most people recover completely without medical treatment; but if the diarrhea is very severe, some patients may need to be hospitalized, Kurian said.

Salmonella:  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 $650 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.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.