The first Taco Bell food poisoning lawsuit has been filed in the pair of Salmonella outbreaks that has sickened 155 people in 21 states. The lawsuit was filed against Yum! Brands (the parent company of Taco Bell) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin County Circuit Court.
Taco Bell Food Poisoning Update 2/3/12: A mysterious Salmonella outbreak has been linked back to Taco Bell after reportedly sickening nearly 70 people in 2011. The majority of the illnesses (43) occurred in Texas, while other cases were reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio and Tennessee. Click on the following link to learn more: Taco Bell Food Poisoning Lawyer.
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August 11, 2010 – Late last week, the first Taco Bell food poisoning lawsuit to spring from the outbreak was filed by Jo Ann Smith in Franklin County Circuit Court in Kentucky. Smith’s lawsuit claims that she bought food from Taco Bell in Frankfort, Kentucky on May 24, and woke up ill on May 26. Over the next several days her condition worsened until she was admitted to a local hospital, where she was diagnosed with Salmonella poisoning, dehydration, and anemia.
The Taco Bell outbreak is believed to have started around April 30 and probably ended about July 19. According to investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least two different strains of Salmonella have been linked to people who ate at Taco Bell during that time period, but they have been unable to identify exactly which products at the restaurant were contaminated.
Investigators were able to track the outbreak because the two strains, Salmonella Hartford and Salmonella Baildon, are rarely seen in the U.S. Investigators say that the outbreak salmonella from Taco Bell has most likely run its course, but they are still investigating.
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