From January 8 to March 20 of this year, 2018, 265 people were sickened in a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to chicken salad sold at certain Fareway grocery stores. The chicken salad was made by Triple T. Specialty Meats, Inc. and repackaged and sold by Fareway Stores, Inc.
By February 16, Pritzker Hageman law firm had filed the first lawsuit against Fareway Stores, Inc. and Triple T in Iowa seeking compensation for a client who was sickened. Since then, our Salmonella lawsuit team has filed other suits, and our law firm is aggressively seeking compensation for several people sickened in this outbreak.
Final Report Issued by the CDC on the Fareway Salmonella Outbreak
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) began receiving reports of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in January of 2018. After the IDPH and local health departments began their investigations, an analysis of interviews with case-patients showed that the majority of them had eaten chicken salad sold at certain Fareway grocery stores.
When the Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman filed the first lawsuit against Fareway, there were 30 confirmed cases of Salmonella, 28 of which were in Iowa. Additionally, there were 66 suspected cases in Iowa. A suspected case means that test results with a confirmed diagnosis of Salmonella have not come back yet. According to the CDC’s final report, by the end of the outbreak, there were 240 confirmed cases in Iowa. Seven other states reported 25 other cases:
- Illinois (10)
- Indiana (1)
- Minnesota (4)
- Mississippi (1)
- Nebraska (5)
- South Dakota (3)
- Wisconsin (1)
As of April 6th, 2018, 194 of the 22 people interviewed (87%) reported eating chicken salad purchased at Fareway grocery stores. The outbreak investigation determined that Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. produced the contaminated chicken salad. Both Fareway and Triple T Specialty Meats issued recalls for the chicken salad.
If you were one of the 265 people sickened in this outbreak, you can contact one of the Salmonella lawyers at our law firm about getting money for medical bills, lost income and your “pain and suffering,” which includes compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and other harm.