The Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman law firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who contracted a severe Salmonella Enteritidis infection (salmonellosis) after eating Barber Foods frozen breaded Chicken Kiev product.
This is the first complaint filed in conjunction with this outbreak. The complaint asserts that the Plaintiff, a Minnesota resident, consumed tainted Chicken Kiev product in early April and proceeded to exhibit all the classic symptoms of salmonellosis. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (“PFGE”) testing performed by the health department confirmed Plaintiff’s sample matched that the genetic strain of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with the Barber Foods outbreak.
ABOUT THE BARBER FOODS OUTBREAK
The CDC reports 6 laboratory-confirmed cases of matching strains of Salmonella Enteritidis. Of those sickened, 5 are from Minnesota and 1 is from Wisconsin, and two of these ill people have been hospitalized. Thus far, no deaths have been reported.
On July 2, 2015, in response to the initial investigation, Barber Foods recalled approximately 58,320 pounds of frozen chicken product produced in 2015 on January 29th, February 20th, and April 23rd respectively. The further investigation prompted Barber Foods to greatly expand the recall on July 12th, to include roughly 1.7 million pounds of frozen raw stuffed chicken products that were potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
Over fifty-four separate chicken products have been recalled and were sold under different brand names including Barber Foods, Meijer, and Sysco. These products were sold in every state at multiple retail locations. Products subject to recall can be identified through their display of the establishment number “P-276” inside the USDA mark of inspection. A complete list of recalled products is available here.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
If you believe you may have been sickened by a Barber Foods chicken Kiev or other frozen chicken product, and wish to see if you have a case call please feel free to submit our free consultation form or give our attorneys a call at 1-888-377-8900.