The CDC says Coconut Tree brand shredded coconut is the likely source of an outbreak of Salmonella in 9 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Washington. The investigation started in Massachusetts, where people were sickened after eating at a Boston restaurant. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health found a rare strain of the bacteria in a sample of this product. This finding prompted the supplier, Evershing International Trading Company, to recall the following product: 16 ounces Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut (Item number 331223, UPC 05216-44081) sold between Jan. 3, 2017 and Jan. 3, 2018. An update of the recall by the FDA states: “This is a complete recall of ALL Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut currently on the market.”
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.
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.
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, including pepper, have been linked to past outbreaks. There have not been any recent outbreaks.
There have not been any recent outbreaks linked to alfalfa sprouts.
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.
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.
Attorney Fred Pritzker investigated the 2010 multistate Salmonella Montevideo outbreak linked to Daniele salami (salame). A recall was issued after 245 people were sickened.
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.