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First Lawsuit in Cooper’s Hawk Winery Cyclospora Outbreak Filed by Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Attorneys

Pritzker Hageman food safety attorneys filed suit today in Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit Court on behalf of Jacksonville resident Lekeysha Bentley, who was sickened after consuming food at Cooper’s Hawk Winery contaminated with Cyclospora parasites. Media reports have indicated that between…

Salmonella
Food Poisoning Outbreaks Linked to Imported Foods Are On the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report in its Emerging Infectious Diseases publication called “Outbreaks of Disease Associated with Food Imported into the United States, 1996 – 2014.” The study is published in the March…

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Staphylococcus Aureus Outbreak at Science Olympiad in Florida

Health officials in Columbia County, Florida, have confirmed that Staphylococcus aureus was the cause of a food poisoning outbreak at the Science Olympiad held at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. At least 30 people were sickened and taken by…

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Clostridium Perfringens Illnesses Common at Holiday Meals

Clostridium perfringens bacteria is ubiquitous in the environment and causes many cases of food poisoning throughout the year in the United States. In fact, two foodborne illness outbreaks at Thanksgiving dinners this year were caused by this bacteria. The outbreak at…

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CDC Investigates Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a paper about their investigation into a 2015 outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) linked to ice cream products that sickened 10 people and killed three. The information is published in…

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E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak at KS Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest

An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak is associated with the Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest in Louisburg, Kansas. Seven laboratory-confirmed cases of the illness have been reported so far. The Ciderfest was held on September 24 to 25 and on October 1 to…

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Foodborne Illness Outbreak at Mighty Taco Restaurants in NY

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is investigating reports of illness that may be associated with Mighty Taco restaurants in the area. The press release states that 104 people have been sickened with nausea and vomiting after eating refried…

Hepatitis A Virus
Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues to Grow

The hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii that has been occurring since spring 2016 continues to grow. As of September 28, 2016, there are 282 people sick in this outbreak. The growth in the outbreak has slowed, but new cases are…

General Mills E. coli Flour Outbreak
CDC Ends Investigation of General Mills Flour E. coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ended its investigation into the E. coli O26 and O121 outbreak linked to recalled Gold Medal flour from General Mills; however, our law firm continues to gather evidence that can be…

80 Boston College Students Now Sickened in Outbreak

Boston College just sent this update to the outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that has hit the campus, including several members of the schools basketball team: The number of Boston College students who have reported to BC Health Services with GI…

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Boston College Students Sickened in Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illness

Students at Boston College have received the following email regarding an outbreak of gastroinestinal illness. Although Chipotle is mentioned in the email, there is not any evidence at this time conclusively determining that eating at Chipotle caused any of the…

E. coli
Chipotle E. coli Outbreak in WA, OR, MN, CA, OH, NY

An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle has sickened people in 6 states: California (2), Minnesota (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Oregon (13), and Washington (26). These people were all sickened by the same strain of Shiga toxin-producing…