Chicken salad has been linked to a deadly outbreak of Salmonella and many recalls due to Listeria. The largest outbreak involved Fareway chicken salad, where over 250 people got sick, including 1 person who died in Iowa.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting chicken salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella or Listeria, 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.
Chicken Salad Recalls & Outbreaks
Chicken salad has been linked to multiple outbreaks of Salmonella and Listeria food poisoning, with hundreds of illnesses reported and at least 1 death. Some of the recalled products include:
- Simply Fresh Chicken Salad with Walnuts & Apples
- Circle K Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Speedway chicken salad sandwiches
- Tuscan Sun chicken salad sandwiches
- Walmart, Target, and other chicken salad sandwiches
- Premo® chicken salad sandwiches
- Fareway chicken salad
Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak
Since January 4, 2018, the outbreak has sickened at least 265 people in 8 states, including 1 person in Iowa who died, and 94 people who were hospitalized with severe food poisoning, according to an update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 6.
Chicken Salad Recall
On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats recalled all chicken salad due to potential contamination with Salmonella Typhimurium.
Salmonella Outbreak Investigation
Testing by the FDA detected Salmonella in several samples of chicken salad that were collected from Fareway grocery stores. Out of 222 sick people who were interviewed, 194 1(87%) reported eating chicken salad from a Fareway grocery store before they got sick.
“CDC recommends that people do not eat recalled chicken salad. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. This investigation is ongoing and we will provide updates when more information is available.”
Symptoms of Salmonella
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
Infections with Salmonella cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration if a person is unable to drink enough water to maintain proper fluid levels in their body. In severe cases, they may need to be hospitalized for treatment with intravenous (IV) fluids. The patient may also need anti-diarrheal medications or antibiotics.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit for victims of this food poisoning outbreak. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for victims who were diagnosed with Salmoenlla after eating Triple T chicken salad from a Fareway grocery store.
About Class Actions
Class actions are typically used to help a lot of people get refunds after buying a defective product. Everyone who joins the class action shares the payout if compensation is awarded through a settlement, jury verdict, or another resolution of their legal claims.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages when individuals have far more serious injuries than an average plaintiff. They may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorneys’ fees, for example.
Our lawyers specialize in holding companies financially accountable for causing food poisoning outbreaks. There is no excuse for failing to maintain safety standards when selling food that is consumed by thousands of people. Food poisoning outbreaks can be devastating.
Do I have a Chicken Salad Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting chicken 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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