Salmonella Bean Sprout Outbreak Linked to Wonton Foods

Salmonella in bean sprouts from Wonton Food Inc. in  New York has sickened 68 people in 10 states. Eleven people have been hospitalized.

salmonella-sproutsState health departments have been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on an investigation of the outbreak which  has identified sprouts from Wonton Foods as the source of the outbreak.

Some who were sickened ate sprouts on food they ordered at restaurants. Health officials say restaurants and grocery stores have been advised not to serve or sell bean sprouts from this firm, but a recall has not been issued.

Consumers who have purchased these sprouts should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning, which include fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea, usually develop six to 72 hours after exposure and last seven days. For some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is required. These patients are at heightened risk of developing a more serious, sometimes fatal, infection that spreads from the intestines to the blood stream.

Consumers who have been sickened by these sprouts and would like a free, no-obligation consultation with a Salmonella lawyer should contact PritzkerOlsen, a national food safety law firm.

Chicken Kiev Recalled for Salmonella Sold in 16 States

Antioch Farms chicken Kiev products linked to a Salmonella outbreak in MN were sold in a total of 16 states, according to a retail distribution list published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA). More than 14 tons of the recalled from stores after tests linked illnesses in Minnesota, where one person was hospitalized, to a specific production lot.

The recalled product, with “sell by” dates of October 1, 2015 and October 7, 2015 and the USDA establishment number “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were sold in: CO, ID, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH,  NV, ND, RI, UT, VT, WI and WY.

Some of the retailers involved in the recall include: Albertsons in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,  North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Cub Foods Stores in, Illinios, Minnesota. Shaws Supermarkets in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  Woodman’s in Illinois and Wisconsin. Superone Foods in Minnesota and Wisconsin. For a complete list of retailers, click link above.

salmonellalpoisoningsueConsumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Salmonella can cause serious illness. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea that can be bloody, fever and abdominal pain or cramping. These symptoms usually develop between six and 72 hours of exposure and last about a week. But, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is required to treat dehydration.  For these patients, there is an elevated risk of developing a more serious, sometimes fatal, infection that spreads from the intestines to the blood stream. See a doctor if you have eaten this product and are experiencing these symptoms.

Antioch Farms Chicken Kiev Linked to Salmonella in Minnesota

A Salmonella outbreak linked to Antioch Farms frozen chicken kiev has sickened at least six people in Minnesota. The illnesses, which were reported during August and September, included one hospitalization.

Chicken Kiev Salmonella

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The breaded, stuffed chicken entrees were pre-browned, but raw. They were sold at a number of grocery stores throughout the state in packages marked with the code P-1358 inside the USDA mark of inspection. Between 1998 and 2008, there have been six outbreaks of salmonellosis in Minnesota linked to these types of products. 

Using DNA “fingerprinting” tests on stool samples collected from patients, MN health officials were able to determine the outbreak strain and found that it was a genetic match to Salmonella Enteritidis strain found in unopened packages of the product purchased at the grocery store. 

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea, usually develop between 6 and 72 hours of exposure and last about a week. About 20 percent of cases require hospitalization. In rare cases salmonellosis can be fatal.

If you have legal questions about an illness associated with this product and would like a free, no obligation consultation with a Salmonella lawyer, contact PritzkerOlsen, a Minnesota law firm with a national food litigation practice. The toll free number is 1-888-377-8900. Our offices are in Minneapolis, MN, and we represent clients throughout the state.

Can I Sue for Salmonella from Almond Butter Recalled by nSpired Natural Foods?

Yes, if you got Salmonella food poisoning from almond butter or peanut butter, you may have a claim against the company that made the nut butter, and possibly others. You can click here now to contact a Salmonella attorney about a lawsuit for compensation.

Peanut Butter Recall Issued by nSpired Natural Foods

Almond-Butter-Recall-LawsuiA peanut butter Salmonella outbreak has been linked to almond butter made by nSpired Natural Foods and sold under brand names including Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha. The private label store brands of Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s,  Safeway and Kroger also were named in the announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Four people in four states have been sickened, one person has been hospitalized.

Health officials used pulsed field gel electrophoresis and whole genome sequencing tests to identify the outbreak strain, Salmonella Braenderup, in the four patients and in environmental samples collected from the  nSpired Natural Foods plant  in January and July 2014. A 2014 inspection by a team of FDA food safety experts found flaws at the plant in Ashland, Oregon, that included hard-to-clean floors, an unclean food contact surface and almond-handling equipment that was cracked or roughly welded in ways that could harbor and grow pathogens. A lawsuit would seek to hold the company accountable.

The four case patients, from Connecticut, Iowa, Tennessee,  and Texas, reported onset of illness dates ranging from January 22, 2014, to May 16, 2014. They range in age from 3 to 83. The median age is 36. Three of the four patients are female.

Contact a Salmonella LawyernSpired Foods issued a recall for the products. To see a complete list click here. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should not eat them as Salmonella causes illness that can be severe.

Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning usually develop within 12 to 72 hours of exposure and include diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramping, nausea, chills and headache. For some people, the diarrhea can be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. These patients are at risk for having the infection spread from their intestines to the blood stream which can be fatal  without prompt antibiotic treatment. Children are at special risk. Anyone who has eaten the recalled product and has these symptoms should see a doctor.

Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Ends

A 17-month Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken has ended after sickening 634 people in 29 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 200 people were hospitalized, about 80 of them with severe blood infections.

Foster Farms Salmonella LawsuitFour of the seven outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg bacteria were resistant to several antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria causes infections that are more severe and more difficult to treat. This outbreak had twice the average hospitalization rate and three times the average rate for blood infections. After symptoms of the initial infection resolve,  long-term health effects  from salmonellosis such as reactive arthritis, can occur.

The tainted chicken was sold at Costco, Foodmaxx, Kroger, Safeway and other stores under a variety of brand names. A full list of chicken products subject to recall can be accessed here.

The 634 cases were reported from the following states: Alabama (1), Alaska (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (25), California (490), Colorado (9), Connecticut (1), Delaware (1), Florida (4), Georgia (1), Hawaii (1), Idaho (5), Illinois (4), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Michigan (4), Missouri (5), Montana (1), Nevada (11), New Mexico (2), North Carolina (1), Oregon (17), Puerto Rico (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (13), Utah (6), Virginia (4), Washington (20), West Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (1).

The patients ranged in age from less than 1 year old to 93 years old. The median age was 18. Cases were split equally along gender lines.  No deaths have been reported.

If you believe you or a family member was sickened by Foster Farms chicken, contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation. Our lawyers have helped many, many people like you get compensation for Salmonella food poisoning.