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BrightFarms Salad Lawsuit

BrightFarms Salad Lawsuit

BrightFarms salad greens were recalled in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Indiana after a Salmonella outbreak infected 11 people.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting BrightFarms salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: FDA Finds Outbreak Strain of Salmonella Drainage Pond Next to BrightFarms Facility

In October 2021, the FDA issued an update to declare the Salmonella outbreak linked to BrightFarms salad greens was over. Investigators also found the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium in an outdoor storm water drainage pond located adjacent to the facility.

BrightFarms Expands Recall to Include Baby Spinach

On July 28, 2021, BrightFarms expanded a salad recall to include BrightFarms Baby Spinach in 4-oz and 8-oz packages due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. The spinach was packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/26/2021.

1st BrightFarms Salad Recall for Salmonella

On July 15, 2021, BrightFarms recalled packaged salad greens after an outbreak of Salmonella infected at least 11 people in 3 states, including 2 people who were hospitalized. Six people who were interviewed said they ate or bought BrightFarms salad before getting sick, according to the FDA.

What Salad Greens Were Recalled?

BrightFarms recalled salad greens that were sold in a plastic clamshell container, labeled as “fresh from Rochelle, IL,” with best-by dates through July 29, 2021. The products include:

  • BrightFarms Nutrigreens (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp (4 oz. Package)
  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch® (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Lakeside Crunch (4 oz. Package)

What Stores Sold BrightFarms Salad?

BrightFarms salad greens were sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana at the following stores:

  • Illinois: Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Walmart (select stores), Strack Van Till, Sullivan’s Foods, Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco
  • Wisconsin: Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych’s, Walmart (select stores)
  • Iowa: Walmart (select stores)
  • Indiana: Strack Van Till
  • Michigan: Tadych’s
  • Additional retailers may be affected, according to the FDA

How Many People Got Sick?

As of July 16, 2021, at least 9 people have been infected with Salmonella Typhimurium in Wisconsin (4) and Illinois (5), including 1 person who was hospitalized. The illnesses started between June 10 to June 15, 2021. More recent illnesses may not be reported yet, so the true case count may be higher, according to the outbreak investigation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Do I have a BrightFarms Salad Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting BrightFarms salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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