Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Sickens People in Washington and Oregon, Attorney Investigating Lawsuits
Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken. The outbreak has sickened people in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and other states.
“Chicken processors have the obligation to take measures to prevent Salmonella outbreaks,” said Fred, who recently won over $40,000,000.00 for clients injured by another product. “I have represented Salmonella victims who sustained serious, permanent injury and the families of people who died from Salmonella food poisoning. Companies that sell chicken tainted with Salmonella need to be held accountable.”
You can contact Fred for a free consultation here regarding a lawsuit against Foster Farms, headquartered in Kelso, Wash.
In Washington, at least 56 people have been sickened in this Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to chicken produced in Foster Farms plants in Washington and California, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Fifteen people sickened in Washington were hospitalized. We are not sure how many developed reactive arthritis, Salmonella meningitis or sepsis from the Salmonella Heidelberg infection.
In Oregon, there were 56 cases of Salmonella Heidelberg infection in 2012. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 43 of the 56 confirmed human cases of infection by Salmonella Heidelberg bacteria in Oregon were caused by the particular strain linked to chicken processed by Foster Farms. The CDC reports 38 confirmed cases linked to Foster Farms.
A chicken recall has not been issued. Most of these illnesses happened months ago. Even if Foster Farms did issue a recall, it would be too little, too late.