All 4 patients reported buying frozen breaded chicken from Ruby’s Pantry before they developed symptoms of salmonella poisoning, according to federal and local health authorities.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
June 8, 2018 - A raw breaded chicken product that may look fully cooked was distributed to Ruby’s Pantry patrons without any cooking instructions or labels that stated the product was raw, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said in a news release on June 1.
If you purchased any unlabeled chicken products from Ruby’s Pantry, discard them immediately or make sure you cook them thoroughly, to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F (should be verified with a food thermometer). Failure to do so could lead to extreme food poisoning.
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
Ruby’s Pantry is cooperating with the investigation, and the company has agreed not to distribute any more unlabeled chicken products. A list of all the Wisconsin and Minnesota cities that have a Ruby’s Pantry is available at the MDH website.
Why Never to Cook Chicken in a Microwave
Chicken should never be cooked in a microwave, regardless if it is fresh. There have been numerous salmonella outbreaks over the years in which those sickened reported cooking the meat in a microwave. The appliances may have cold spots, and even if a thermometer registers the correct temperature, parts of the food could still be cold enough for bacteria to survive.
Do I have a Ruby’s Pantry Chicken Salmonella 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 Ruby’s Pantry lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new chicken salmonella cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed a salmonella infection after eating Ruby’s Pantry, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.