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Our lawyers handle cases involving injuries and illnesses from food contaminated by E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria and other bacteria and viruses. We have the experience and resources to take on the largest corporation and insurance companies in the interest of getting justice and proper financial compensation for our injured clients.

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E. coli, Salmonella and Other Food Contamination Cases

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Again Recalls Ice Cream Due to Listeria

September 22, 2016

About one year after a Listeria outbreak prompted numerous recalls and the temporary closing of one of its production facilities, Blue Bell Creamery announced that Listeria again is forcing the company to recall products. According to the company, chocolate chip cookie dough in the ice cream could contain Listeria.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

September 13, 2016

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 109 people in Virginia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin. At least 39 of those sickened in the outbreak required hospitalization. The outbreak, which is being investigated by the CDC, FDA and several state public health organizations, is believed to be linked to frozen strawberries from Egypt.

Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak

Cucumbers Linked to Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

July 29, 2015

The New Mexico Department of Health has reported that a Salmonella Poona outbreak linked to Mexican cucumbers has sickened more than 300 people from 27 states. Among those people, at least 53 were hospitalized. A separate statement from the California Department of Public Health reported that the Salmonella outbreak was tied to at least one death.

Salmonella

Raw Ground Tuna Led to Salmonella Outbreak in Arizona

April 22, 2015

Officials with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health report that at least nine people have been sickened due to eating raw ground tuna contaminated by salmonella. Three of those individuals were hospitalized. According to health officials, the nine people became ill between April 3 and April 16. All of them consumed ground tuna at multiple restaurants in the Valley. Officials believe a food distributor is the source of the contamination, but they have not traced it back to a specific company.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream and Other Frozen Dessert Products

April 22, 2015

Blue Bell Creamery has recalled its ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks following the discovery of a strain of Listeria in two of its production facilities and in some ice cream in an Oklahoma hospital.  Reportedly, more than a dozen people in Kansas, Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma have been infected with listeriosis, and three people have died , although it is as yet undetermined whether the deaths were caused by the patients’ Listeria infections.

Attorney Jon O'Steen

Health Official Report at Least 38 People Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak at Windmill Winery

Jonathan V. O'Steen
April 16, 2015

On April 3, 2015, I wrote about a Salmonella outbreak linked to Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona. At the time, the Pinal County Public Health Services District ("PCPHSD") reported that at least 22 people had been affected. Today, the agency increased that count to 38 people, at least four of whom required hospitalization.

The outbreak is linked to two events held at the Windmill Winery on March 18 and 19, 2015. PCPHSD has identified the catering company that prepared the food as Kiss the Chef. Thomas Schyer, the Director of PCPHSD, reported that the caterer was operating illegally as the kitchen it utilized to prepare the food "was not authorized to be cooked in." Additionally, Windmill Winery had exceeded its legally permissible level of food preparation. The PCPHSD considers each of these acts to be "serious violations" of relevant laws and regulations governing food preparation.

Sabra Hummus Listeria Outbreak

Sabra Dipping Co. Recalls 30,000 Cases of Hummus Due to Listeria Concerns

April 9, 2015

Sabra Dipping Co. announced that it is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible listeria contamination. The company reports that no illnesses have been linked to the food.

Concerns over listeria contamination arose on March 30, 2015 when a sample of the product obtained from a grocery store in Michigan tested positive for listeria.

Candy Apples Listeria Outbreak

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Tied to Candy Apples

January 15, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that at least seven deaths may may be linked to a listeria outbreak involving caramel apples. The CDC reports that 31 people have been hospitalized across 11 states.

Among the people who became sick, ten were pregnant. Pregnant women are ten times more likely to develop listeriosis.

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Food Contamination Cases

Cucumbers

Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella outbreak is linked to cucumbers grown at Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson, a food company based out of San Diego, California.

Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Creamery has recalled its ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks following the discovery of a strain of listeria in two of its production facilities and in some ice cream in an Oklahoma hospital.

Sabra Hummus

Sabra Hummus Listeria Contamination

Sabra Dipping Co. announced that it is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible listeria contamination. The company reports that no illnesses have been linked to the food.

 

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples Listeria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that at least seven deaths may be linked to a listeria outbreak involving caramel apples. The CDC reports that 31 people have been hospitalized across 11 states.

Cantaloupes

Cantaloupe

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that at least thirteen people have died after eating bacteria-tainted cantaloupe.

Townsend Farms Berries

Townsend Farms Organic Berry Blend Hepatitis A

Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix sold at Costco stores has been linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak.

Food Contamination News

Raw Ground Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Arizona

Attorney Chase RasmussenJonathan V. O'Steen | May 15, 2015

Officials with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health report that at least nine people have been sickened due to eating raw ground tuna contaminated by salmonella. Three of those individuals were hospitalized.

At Least 38 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak at Windmill Winery

Attorney Jon O'Steen Jonathan V. O'Steen | April 16, 2015

On April 3, 2015, I wrote about a Salmonella outbreak linked to Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona. At the time, the Pinal County Public Health Services District ("PCPHSD") reported that at least 22 people had been affected. Today, the agency increased that count to 38 people, at least four of whom required hospitalization.

Windmill Winery in Florence Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Attorney Jon O'Steen Jonathan V. O'Steen | April 3, 2015

salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 22 people may be tied to Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona. According to the Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD), at least 22 people who attended a wedding at Windmill Winery on March 19 reportedly have fallen ill. At least four of the wedding attendees have been hospitalized.