Federico's Mexican Food Update: Health Department Confirms 52 Illnesses Tied to Outbreak
Phoenix, Arizona—On August 3, 2013, I wrote about an E. coli outbreak linked to Federico's Mexican Food. At the time, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health reported that at least 11 people had been affected. Today, the agency increased that count to 52 people, 18 of whom required hospitalization.
Our firm represents many of those impacted by the outbreak. We already have filed lawsuits against Federico's Mexican Food on behalf of two people who suffered serious symptoms after eating at the restaurant. Our firm is working together with Marler Clark, a Seattle, Washington firm that exclusively handles cases involving foodborne illnesses.
If you or a loved has experienced symptoms consistent with E. coli contamination, including bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps, you should immediately consult your physician for an evaluation.
Food Poisoning News
The first lawsuit was filed today in Maricopa County Superior Court against JBS Tolleson, Inc. on behalf of Dana Raab, who was diagnosed with Salmonella after consuming ground beef produced by the company.The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that JBS Tolleson is recalling 6,500,966 pounds of raw ground beef due to a Salmonella outbreak. 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.