Maradol Papaya Outbreak and No Recall

At least 173 people in 21 states were sickened in an outbreak linked to Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm located in Mexico. These papayas are sold under several different brand names in a number of retail locations throughout the U.S. Fifty-eight were hospitalized, and one person in New York City died. Although the CDC and FDA were involved in investigating the outbreak and linking it to these products, there was not a recall. However, people sickened still have the right to sue for compensation.

Chili Cheese Enchiladas

2014 – Overhill Farms, Inc. of Vernon, California, has recalled Open Nature Chile Cheese Enchiladas due to the risk of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis). These products were sold at all Safeway-owned stores: Safeway, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons.

Frozen Chicken

2015 – 6 Salmonella Enteritidis cases in MN prompted Koch Meats to recalled 14 tons of Antioch Farms “Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast Breaded, Boneless Breast of Chicken.

Spices

Spices, including pepper, have been linked to past outbreaks. There have not been any recent outbreaks.

Alfalfa Sprouts

There have not been any recent outbreaks linked to alfalfa sprouts.

ConAgra

Attorney Fred Pritzker investigated the 2007 multistate Salmonella Chester outbreak linked to Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice, manufactured by ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods, LLC.

Safeway

A 2009 multi-state outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Newport was associated with recalled ground beef processed by Beef Packers, Inc. and Safeway. Beef Packers, Inc. is owned by Cargill Meat Solutions, a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated. Some of this recalled ground beef was distributed to Safeway, where it was repackaged for sale to consumers.

Salami Outbreak

Attorney Fred Pritzker investigated the 2010 multistate Salmonella Montevideo outbreak linked to Daniele salami (salame). A recall was issued after 245 people were sickened.

Eggs

Our law firm investigated Salmonella enteritidis infections linked to eggs in 2010. The outbreak sickened people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.