Our law firm has filed a lawsuit against Chipotle for the 2015 Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota (read Complaint filed in the case). Submit the form below or call 612-338-0202 to find out if you can sue Chipotle for a Salmonella infection.
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Salmonella Newport Outbreak
Since September 2, 2015, 45 cases of Salmonella Newport have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Testing done on Salmonella Newport bacteria isolated from patients determined that the bacteria have matching or very similar DNA fingerprints. The DNA testing is pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE).
The connection with Chipotle is statistically significant. Of the 34 people who have been interviewed to date, 32 ate or likely ate at 17 different Chipotle restaurant locations, according to MDH:
7 Corners (Minneapolis), Bloomington, Calhoun, Crystal, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Richfield, Ridgedale, Rochester, Shoreview, St. Cloud, St. Louis Park, St. Paul Lawson, Uptown, and US Bank Plaza (Minneapolis).
According to the list above, most of the restaurant locations are in the Twin Cities metro area, with one in St. Cloud and one in Rochester. The people interviewed said they ate at one of the above restaurants between August 16 and 26, and they became ill between Aug. 20 and 29. The Minnesota residents sickened in this outbreak range in age from 15 to 67 years and are from eight metro and greater Minnesota counties. Five people have been hospitalized.
It is highly likely that others were sickened in this outbreak. With so many Chipotle restaurants involved, the source of the Salmonella food poisoning was probably produce. Our law firm’s investigation will be looking for the specific food source.
Our law firm is a national food safety law firm with offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can contact our attorneys with the free contact form above or at 612-338-0202 or 1-888-377-8900 (toll-free).