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Salad E. coli Lawsuit

Salad E. coli Lawsuit

Multiple outbreaks of E. coli have been linked to salads that contain romaine lettuce and leafy greens.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli after eating salad, 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.

Fall 2019 – Lettuce Linked to Multiple E. coli Outbreaks, Sicken Over 200+ People

In October 2019, health officials reported that romaine lettuce was the likely source of an outbreak of E. coli that infected 23 people in 12 states.

In December 2019, health officials reported that romaine lettuce was linked to 3 simultaneous outbreaks of E. coli. One outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California infected 167 people in 27 states. Another outbreak in Washington state infected 15 people. Yet another outbreak was linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped salad kits after 10 people fell ill in 5 states.

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Fresh Express Salad Kits

In December 2019, at least 10 people were infected with E. coli after eating Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit Salad. As of January 15, 2020, this outbreak appears to be over. Three people were hospitalized, including one person who developed a type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

The salads contain romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, but the CDC says this outbreak is not related to another E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce that has sickened over 150 people nationwide.

How Does E. coli Get In My Salad?

Over 75,000 Pounds of Salad Recalled After E. coli Outbreak

In November 2019, Missa Bay, LLC, of New Jersey recalled 75,233 pounds of pre-made salads after an outbreak of E. coli was linked to the romaine lettuce, according to the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).

The Missa Bay recall involves dozens of pre-made salads that were sold at Walmart, Target, Aldi, Albertson’s, Domino’s Pizza, Sam’s Club, and other stores in 22 states. The salads were produced from from October 14, 2019 through October 16, 2019. Click here for a list of recalled salads.

The states include Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The salads were recalled after an unopened package of Ready Pac Bistro® Chicken Caesar Salad from sick person’s home tested positive for E. coli in the lettuce. The salad was purchased from a Sam’s Club grocery store in Maryland. All other salads that were made with the same lot of lettuce are being recalled.

Multiple E. coli Outbreaks Linked to Lettuce

Romaine lettuce has been linked to multiple outbreaks of E. Coli food poisoning. Hundreds of people were sickened in Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, and Fall 2019. Due to the recurring outbreaks, the FDA has significantly increased testing of lettuce grown in Central California and Yuma, Arizona.

E. coli Food Poisoning

Most people who are infected with E. coli start to feel sick within 2 to 8 days after swallowing the germ. The symptoms often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. About 5-10% of people develop a life-threatening type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

Do I have a Salad E. coli Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli after eating salad, 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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