For the third time this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened an investigation into a mystery Listeria outbreak. One of the investigations was closed a few weeks ago without being solved, so this new one is one of two ongoing Listeria outbreak investigations.

The FDA is also investigating a mystery E. coli o157:H7 outbreak, the hepatitis A outbreak linked to imported strawberries, the Jif peanut butter Salmonella outbreak, and consumer complaints about an unnamed dry cereal that is believed to be Lucky Charms.

So far, the new mystery Listeria outbreak includes 12 illnesses. The agency has not provided any additional information and has not yet begun a traceback investigation.

Listeria outbreaks have been linked to a variety of food sources including salad greens, cheese, deli meat, ice cream, cooked chicken, hard-boiled eggs, cantaloupe, bean sprouts, enoki mushrooms, and prepackaged caramel apples.

Listeria Outbreak

Blood sample tube positive with Listeria bacteria

Symptoms of a Listeria Infection

Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can suffer miscarriage or stillbirth even if the symptoms they experience are mild.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 7o days to develop. 

Experienced Listeria Lawyers

If you developed a Listeria infection and would like to discuss your legal options, please contact our Listeria lawyers. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.