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Rolf’s Patisserie Dessert Recall: Possible Staph Contamination

For Immediate Release: Rolf’s Patisserie of Lincolnwood, Ill. is recalling all desserts made after Nov. 1, 2010 because they have been connected to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) food poisoning.

Rolf’s Patisserie recalling all desserts made after November 1

December 24, 2010 – The following Rolf’s Patisserie desserts have been connected to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) food poisoning:

  • tiramisu
  • cakes
  • cobblers
  • decorated cookies
  • tarts
  • pastries
  • pies

To date, a total of at least 100 cases of illness have been reported from four separate events. Three of the events occurred in Illinois and resulted in 30 illnesses. Seventy illnesses have been reported from a single event in Wisconsin.

Because Rolf’s Patisserie sells the desserts in both retail and wholesale markets, as well as online and to institutions, the products may not carry a Rolf’s Patisserie label.

Important information about Staph infections

There are over 30 different Staphylococcus bacteria, but Staphylococcus aureus is the most common. Staph infections are most common on the skin, but they can also affect the heart, lungs or urinary tract. These infections are most common in people who are hospitalized or live in residential care facilities, or who have a chronic illness or compromised immune system.

Want to learn more?

If you’re concerned this outbreak may affect you, or if you’d just like more detailed information, please view the official FDA press release.

Do I have a Food Poisoning 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 FDA recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Staph food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

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