An investigation by the CDC and U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the source of the outbreak as chicken salad products made by Triple T Specialty Meats Inc., sold from January 4 to February 9 at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
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March 20, 2018 – The CDC has launched a new investigation into a salmonella outbreak linked to “Coconut Smiles” from Natural Grocers, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado, firm whose products tested positive for the same strain of salmonella bacteria as the patients who fell ill, according to the FDA.
What’s the Problem?
March 8, 2018 – This week, the CDC announced that an additional 105 people had fallen ill with Salmonella Typhimurium, bringing the total number of cases to 170.
Along with the states where the chicken was sold, there have been cases of salmonella infection linked to the chicken salad reported in Texas and Indiana. These individuals likely purchased the contaminated chicken salad from Fareway stores before it was recalled, according to the CDC.
What is Salmonella Typhimurium?
Salmonella Typhimurium causes a typhoid-like disease characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and nausea, which generally lasts up to 7 days. In immunocompromised people — the elderly, young, or people with depressed immune systems — S. Typhimurium infections are often fatal if they are not treated with antibiotics.
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Symptoms of Salmonella
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
CDC Recommendations to Avoid Salmonella
CDC is advising consumers to avoid eating the recalled chicken salad, and to discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you don’t remember when you purchased chicken salad from Fareway, don’t eat it. Even if some of the chicken salad was eaten or served and no one got sick, the rest should be thrown away, including any chicken salad in your freezer, CDC said.
Do I Have a Chicken Salad Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in chicken salad lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got food poisoning from eating chicken salad, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.