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185 confirmed cases of illness related to Del Monte vegetable trays – Del Monte Cyclospora Lawyers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 185 cases of cyclosporiasis in people who reportedly consumed the contents of pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. Illnesses were reported primarily in Wisconsin, with 131 cases.
Additionally, Minnesota has reported 47, Iowa has reported 5, and Michigan has reported 2 cases of illness. Those in Michigan reportedly purchased the vegetable trays in Wisconsin. Of the 185 people who have become ill after eating the vegetables and dip, 7 have been hospitalized.
The recalled products were distributed to Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket, and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of June 17, 2018 or earlier. Most of the people who have become ill with cyclosporiasis reported buying the vegetable trays at Kwik Trip convenience stores.
There has been no determination regarding the specific source of the contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing its investigation into the outbreak and is reviewing each component of the vegetable tray contents. FDA is currently reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays as well.
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microscopic parasite of humans. This parasite, when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested, can cause an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis. Most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may be noted.
If you have become ill after consuming the contents of a Del Monte vegetable tray, contact the Del Monte Cyclospora Lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.

Lettuce e. coli contamination apparently from canal water
An outbreak of e. coli that began in March 2018 has potentially been traced back to canal water in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. People who consumed romaine lettuce from the Yuma area began reporting illnesses from eating salads and other chopped lettuce products on March 13. The reports continued through June 6. To date, 210 people in 36 states have become ill from eating the contaminated romaine lettuce. There have been 96 hospitalizations and five deaths.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state health organizations have conducted an environmental assessment in the Yuma growing region to further investigate potential sources of contamination linked to this outbreak. They collected samples from environmental sources in the region, including water, soil, and cow manure.
Even though the investigation and analysis of these samples is ongoing, the CDC has discovered the presence of E. coli0157:H7 with the same genetic finger print as the outbreak strain in the samples taken from canal water in the region.
At last count, the outbreak affected people in 36 states, with 210 people becoming ill from food poisoning: Alabama (3) Alaska (8), Arkansas (1), Arizona (9), California (49), Colorado (3), Connecticut (2), Florida (3), Georgia (5), Idaho (12), Illinois (2), Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (4), Michigan (5), Minnesota (12), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), Montana (9), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (8), New York (11), North Carolina (1), North Dakota (3), Ohio (7), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (24), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (3), Texas (4), Utah (1), Virginia (1), Washington (8), and Wisconsin (3).
E. coli lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates can help you if you were impacted by the e. coli outbreak related to romaine lettuce. Please contact the Romaine Lettuce E. coli lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.
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An employee who handled food at a Hardee’s restaurant located in Charlotte, NC, has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Over 4,000 people ate at the restaurant during a 10-day period in which the employee worked with an active diagnosis of the disease. As a result, those customers who ate food at the Hardee’s location at 2604 Little Rock Road in Charlotte between June 13 and 23 may have been exposed to the serious liver disease.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department has alerted customers that they should be vaccinated to prevent any potential health risks from the exposure. County officials have provided 1,193 doses of vaccine to Hardee’s customers as of June 27.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver disease caused by a virus spread from person to person. The illness can last for weeks to months. Outbreaks can be caused by food safety issues, when a restaurant employee does not follow proper hygiene procedures such as thoroughly washing hands after using the restroom.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection can include nausea, fever, yellowing of the eyes and skin, dark urine, grey feces, joint pain, feeling tired, loss of appetite and stomach pain. Unlike other diseases and illnesses, you cannot get Hepatitis A from simply interacting with an infected person. Infection is the result of contact with an infected person’s stool, particularly when consuming food prepared by an infected person that recently used the bathroom but didn’t wash his or her hands with soap and water. Unlike Hepatitis B and C, Hepatitis A is temporary and rarely results in chronic liver disease, but if left untreated, acute liver failure could end in death.
If you ate at the Hardee’s in Charlotte between June 13 and 23, you are encourages to seek medical treatment.  If you have any questions, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.

Illnesses at North Carolina restaurant increase to 100
The number of people who became ill after eating at Mexico Viejo in Taylorsville, NC, has risen to 100. Illnesses among restaurant patrons are apparently linked to e. coli contamination in a chicken dish at the restaurant, located in Alexander County. Environmental health officials have inspected the restaurant, but the exact cause of the e. coli outbreak has yet to be determined.
Previous inspections of the restaurant by county health officials revealed no food safety issues and the restaurant had received a high score by inspectors. The restaurant is cooperating with health officials in trying to determine whether the chicken was contaminated. Most people became sick after eating chicken dishes at the Mexican restaurant on June 20.
E. coli contamination can cause food poisoning symptoms. Including severe stomach cramps, diarrhea that is often bloody, vomiting and sometimes a low-grade fever. E. coli infection doesn’t manifest as quickly as other foodborne illnesses, such as norovirusand salmonella. E. coli generally appears three to four days after the initial infection, though in some cases, symptoms don’t appear for over a week.
Because symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, nausea, and stomach cramping are so common, many individuals don’t realize they’re infected with E. coli and opt not to seek medical care. Sometimes, failure to obtain proper medical attention can result in life-threatening complications. Each year, approximately five to ten percent of people diagnosed with an E. coli infection experience hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a deadly complication.
If you ate at the Mexico Viejo restaurant in Alexander County on June 20, please contact the Mexico Viejo E. coli lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options – we work with North Carolina attorneys to help you recover for your loses.

Restaurant customers in Taylorsville, NC, ill from e. coli
Customers who ate chicken dishes at Mexico Viejo, a restaurant located in Alexander County, North Carolina, became very ill with apparent food poisoning. Restaurant customers who dined at the Mexican restaurant in Taylorsville on June 20 are thought to be victims of e. coli contamination.
The Alexander County Health Department confirmed that one diner had tested positive for e. coli. About 30 other customers became ill with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea within several hours of eating at the restaurant.
Health officials believe this to be an isolated incident, occurring only among customers who ate at the restaurant on June 20. No other illnesses have been reported. The restaurant remains open as environment health specialists are investigating. They are completing a thorough inspection of the facility and are working with the State Communicable Disease Branch and the State Environmental Health Division on the outbreak.
E coli can be spread through food safety issues in a restaurant. Although no cause has yet been determined in the case of e. coli contamination at Mexico Viejo in Taylorsville, NC, improper hygiene among those preparing the food and undercooked foods can potentially be the source of such an outbreak.
Symptoms of e. coli contamination can include diarrhea, fever, nausea, and stomach cramping. Sometimes, failure to obtain proper medical attention can result in life-threatening complications. Each year, approximately five to ten percent of people diagnosed with an E. coli infection experience hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a deadly complication.
If you ate at the Mexico Viejo restaurant in Alexander County on June 20, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.

E. coli outbreak at Oregon daycare sickens 5 -call to speak to our E. coli Lawyers 
A daycare facility in Beaverton, Oregon, is experiencing an e. coli outbreak of an undetermined source. Five people have become ill with e. coli symptoms; four of those have confirmed e. coli infections.
Washington County Health and Human Services officials are continuing the investigation as they do not yet know the extent or the source of the contamination. None of the victims have experienced kidney failure or have had to be hospitalized.
More illnesses may soon be reported. E. coli infection doesn’t manifest as quickly as other foodborne illnesses, such as norovirus and salmonella. E. coli generally appears three to four days after the initial infection, though in some cases, symptoms don’t appear for over a week. The most common E. coli symptoms include:

For more information about the e. coli outbreak at the Beaverton, Washington, daycare, please contact the E. coli lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.

Cyclospora Lawyer Ron Simon Files Del Monte Cyclospora Lawsuit in Wisconsin as Cyclospora Outbreak Grows – Additional Cyclospora Lawsuits Anticipated
The Cyclospora lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of one of the many victims of food poisoning cyclosporiasis, caused by ingestion of Cyclospora parasites.  The parasites were in a Del Monte veggie tray, sold at Kwik Trip/Kwik Star stores throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.  There are about 78 confirmed cases now, and this is expected to increase as surveillance and monitoring expand with the publication of the outbreak.
For a copy of the Complaint filed by Ron Simon & Associates,  filed in La Crosse, Wisconsin (the headquarters of Kwik Trip), you may email or call 1-888-335-4901.  The lawsuit was the first filed by Ron Simon & Associates, who represent numerous Cyclospora victims and have handled major outbreaks of Cyclospora in the past, including Bob’s Taco Station and the Olive Garden/Red Lobster outbreak of Cyclospora.
For more infomration about the Del Monte Cyclospora Lawsuit Filed by Ron Simon & Associates, or Cyclospora in general, call 1-888-335-4901.

The very first Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Lawsuit was filed by Ron Simon in Oklahoma today.
The experienced Salmonella Lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates filed the first lawsuit in the Kellogg Honey Smack Salmonella Outbreak.  Ron Simon, who has represented thousands of people in salmonella lawsuits, filed the Kellogg’s Honey Smacks lawsuit on behalf of Audrea Johnson, a woman who was hospitalized after eating two bowls of the contaminated Honey Smacks cereal. She underwent significant testing and her stool culture was positive for Salmonella.
The Kellogg’s Salmonella lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates are currently representing a number of the victims, and investigating many more to see if they tested positive for Salmonella.  The outbreak strain is Salmonella Mbandaka, which is determined through additional analysis of specimen.
So far, the outbreak has sickened nearly 80  consumers i 31 states – though this number is highly expected to grow.
For more information abut the Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Lawsuit Filed, which is the first lawsuit filed in Kellogg Honey Smack Salmonella Outbreak, call the Kellogg’s Salmonella lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 or visit

Pre-cut melon salmonella count increases – Have questions about a Melon Salmonella Lawsuit?
The number of consumers who have become ill after eating pre-cut melons has increased to 70. The pre-cut melons, including fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing any of these melons, have been recalled because of Salmonella Adelaide contamination. Caito Foods, LLC, had distributed the melon products to stores in 22 states across the US.
There are now 70 people ill from food poisoning directly related to salmonella in the pre-cut melons, in 7 states: Illinois (7), Indiana (11), Kentucky (1), Michigan (38), Missouri (10), Ohio (2), and Tennessee (1). A total of 34 hospitalizations have been reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fruit salad mixes that include the salmonella contaminated pre-cut melons are a likely source of this outbreak.
The potentially contaminated pre-cut melon products were distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers under several different brands.
Salmonella Adelaide is a strain of salmonella that can cause serious illness. The illnesses associated with pre-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods occurred from April 30, 2018, to June 3, 2018. The CDC expects that the number of states impacted will continue to increase as additional illnesses are reported.
If you are a victim of pre-cut melon salmonella contamination and want to learn more about filing a Melon Salmonella lawsuit, contact the experienced food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.

Consumers advised not to eat any Honey Smacks
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are advising consumers not to eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal until their investigation into the salmonella outbreak is complete. Recall notices officially list only the 15.3 ounce and 23 ounce packages with best buy dates of JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019; however, the health agencies are now warning against eating any of the Honey Smacks cereal products regardless of size or best buy date.
Health officials are also advising consumers who may have repackaged any of the cereal into plastic containers, that they should thoroughly clean those containers after disposing of the potentially contaminated cereal.
The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks sweetened puffed wheat cereal are a likely source of this outbreak. The cereal has sickened at least 73 people in 31 states, with 24 hospitalizations.
Food poisoning caused by salmonella can result in serious illnesses, sometimes requiring hospitalization. Salmonella bacteria are the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness. Every year, an estimated 42,000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States, according to the CDC.
Past salmonella outbreaks that salmonella lawyer Ron Simon has handled have been linked to a wide range of products, including eggs, cream-filled desserts, yeast, spices, cucumbers, poultry, cake mixes, tuna, dried gelatin, sprouts, cocoa, coconuts, peanut butter (multiple times), and various other fruits and vegetables such as cantaloupes, tomatoes, and peppers.
To learn more about your legal options if you have become ill after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, please contact a Honey Smacks Salmonella Lawyer at 1-888-335-4901.

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