At least six people developed Salmonella infections after they ate carnitas and other foods from Supermercado Rivera in Chicago on February 23 and 24, 2019, according to the health department. The people who got sick ordered food from the kitchen counter of the Archer Heights grocery store located at 4334 W. 51st St.

The health department urges everyone who ate at food purchased from the kitchen counter on those dates and developed symptoms of a Salmonella infection to see a doctor.  Health officials also caution that any food purchased from the counter on those days be discarded.

Salmonella Outbreak
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What are Salmonella Symptoms?

Salmonella poses a greater risk to young people, seniors and people with compromised immune systems. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, fever, vomiting and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. These symptoms usually develop between six and 72 hours after eating contaminated food and can last about a week.

A doctor can confirm if Salmonella is the cause of your illness by testing a stool sample.

What is the Health Department Doing?

The Chicago Department of Public Health visited the store, conducted an environmental assessment and provided food safety guidance to the staff. The tainted food was no longer at the store as of March 1, 2019 and there was officials found no evidence of other contaminated food.

Can I Sue Supermercado Rivera?

If you have a confirmed case of salmonellosis and evidence, such as a store receipt that your purchased food from te grocery store on the dates in question, you may be able to file a lawsuit. The Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman can help you determine if you have a case at no cost. To contact them, call 1 (888) 377-8900 (toll-free). Or, use the form below. The Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Team has represented clients in every major outbreak over the last 20 years. Put our experienced team to work for you.

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