The outbreak of the Salmonella Reading strain has infected 164 people in 35 states as of November 5, 2018. The outbreak has affected people of all ages, from infants of not even a year old to 91-year-olds, of which 56% are female. Out of the known 135 infected people, 63 have been admitted to the hospital and one has been reported dead in California. If you are experiencing an illness caused by food poisoning, contact a food poisoning lawyer to find out if your injuries are eligible for compensation.
Recently, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 92 people across 29 states have fallen ill due to consumption of raw chicken supposedly infected by Salmonella. While 21 people have been hospitalized, no one has died. The salmonella is resistant to numerous antibiotics typically used to treat such infections.
“The outbreak strain of Salmonella was found in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry,” said the CDC.
A recent Salmonella outbreak has touched the lives of many individuals across the the United States. As of October 4, 2018, 27 people across 16 states had been infected by the illness. Six more states - Oklahoma, Texas, Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, and Washington - have reported cases of the illness since then, with the number of impacted individuals rising to 120 as of October 23, 2018.
A woman filed the first lawsuit against Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches after she developed a Salmonella Montevideo infection after consuming the sprouts within her sandwich. The woman alleges she had purchased the #12 Beach Club Sandwich on December 18, 2017 and experienced severe discomfort soon after its consumption.
A Cyclospora outbreak caused by contaminated salads served at McDonald’s appears to be over after affecting 551 people. Salads supplied by Fresh Express and sold at McDonald’s across the Midwest were the likely source of this outbreak that led to 24 people being hospitalized. The distribution of affected persons by state is:
Being exposed to a foodborne pathogen can have serious consequences, some of which many people are familiar with. Many people have suffered food poisoning and the gastrointestinal discomfort that comes along with it. Similarly, those with food allergies are likely all too familiar with the effects of being exposed to a food that is dangerous for them to eat. But while food poisoning and the side effects of food allergies may be somewhat familiar for a large number of people, death from food poisoning or a food allergy certainly is not.
In early summer 2018, a Salmonella outbreak caused 77 people in nine states to become ill. An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked the outbreak to pre-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana. The melons were purchased in packages of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and fruit medley packages supplied to grocery stores in Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
As of late July 2018, 286 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclospora infection from victims in 15 states have been linked to a cyclospora outbreak connected to McDonald’s salads. Although no deaths have been reported in conjunction with this outbreak, at least 11 people have been hospitalized.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60 people in five states have fallen ill with salmonellosis, the illness linked to salmonella food poisoning. These 60 cases were directly linked to pre-cut melons that were available in packages of snackable melon slices as well as part of prepackaged fruit salads.