Updated November 30 with new case total and outbreak information
Lawyers on the Salmonella Legal Team at Minnesota’s Pritzker Hageman law firm are investigating a cantaloupe Salmonella outbreak that includes 15 illnesses and two deaths in Minnesota. Our attorneys are currently signing up victims and their family members for lawsuits seeking compensation and justice from the companies responsible for the contaminated cantaloupe. If you or a family member were sickened from eating contaminated cantaloupe, contact us today.
Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak
As of November 30, 15 illnesses, eight hospitalizations, and two deaths have been reported in Minnesota, according to the state department of health. The patients, who range in age from 1 to 91 years old, reported the onset of illness on dates ranging from October 25 to November 11.
The illnesses are part of a 32-state outbreak linked to Malichita brand cantaloupe imported from Mexico. The other states reporting illnesses are: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
This outbreak, which also includes illnesses and one fatality in Canada, is linked to two strains of Salmonella – Sundvsall and Oranienburg. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found these strains in Malichita brand cantaloupes.
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Cantaloupe Salmonella Recalls
Several companies have issued recalls for whole and cut cantaloupe. In Minnesota, recalled melon was sold at Kwik Trip, Tobacco Outlet Plus, and other stores. It was also served at long-term care facilities and childcare centers.
Symptoms of a Salmonella Infection
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure, include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea that can be bloody. Anyone who has eaten cantaloupe and develops these symptoms should see a doctor.
Experienced Salmonella Lawyers
If you developed a Salmonella infection after eating recalled cantaloupe, or if you suffered the wrongful death of a loved one and would like a free consultation with an experienced Salmonella lawyer, please contact us. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team has represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win compensation for you.