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Pritzker Hageman Law Firm Retained in Brixx & Barley Salmonella Outbreak

Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have been retained to represent a client sickened in the Brixx & Barley Salmonella outbreak. The Nassau County Health Department has closed the Long Beach, NY restaurant while it investigates at least…
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A Dozen Sick in Brixx and Barley Salmonella Outbreak

The Nassau County Health Department has closed Brixx and Barley in Long Beach, NY as it investigates 12 cases of Salmonella poisoning. The health department will not allow the restaurant, located at 152 W. Park Ave., to reopen until the source…

Sun View Produce Tamales, Carnitas Suspected in Salmonella Outbreak

At least four people who ate carnitas, tamales and other pork products from the deli area at Sun View Produce in Chicago got Salmonella infections, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health. The Salmonella outbreak includes customers…
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Dole Baby Spinach Recalled for Salmonella

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has issued a recall for baby spinach packaged in bags and plastic clamshell containers for possible Salmonella contamination. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased…
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Ground Bison E. coli Outbreaks Linked to Restaurants and Grocery Stores

An ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to ground bison has sickened 21 people in seven states. The illnesses are not the first to be linked to ground bison products sold at grocery stores and served at restaurants.  A decade ago, Pritzker Hageman…
Salmonella Attorney CDC Map of Salmonella Pig Ear Outbreak 7/31/19

Pig Ear Dog Treats and Salmonella - What You Need to Know

Pig ear dog treats contaminated with Salmonella have sickened 127 people who handled them. The outbreak, which has spread to 33 states, includes at least 26 people who have been hospitalized, according to the latest information from the Centers…

Imported Basil Cyclospora Outbreak Hits MN, NY and FL Hard

New York, Florida and Minnesota have been hard-hit by the Cyclospora outbreak linked to imported basil from Mexico. About 90 percent of cases reported in the 11-state outbreak occurred in those three states. As of July 24, 2019, the outbreak…
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Sisseton E. coli Outbreak Sickens 8 Children in South Dakota

Health officials in Sisseton, SD are searching for the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened eight children, some of whom have been hospitalized. Young children are at high risk for E. coli infections and a severe complication associated…
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Consumer Reports Finds Listeria on Leafy Greens from Multiple Stores

Consumer Reports tested 284 samples of leafy greens purchased from multiple retailers and found six of them were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a new report from the magazine. One of these Listeria strains was linked…
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Cyclospora from Restaurant Food Drives Up Summer Case Totals

Almost 1,700 people have been sickened by food contaminated with Cyclospora this summer, many of them ate at restaurants. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 1,696 laboratory-confirmed cases of…
Salmonella Lawyer Pig Ear Salmonella Outbreak CDC Map 8/30/19

Salmonella in Pig Ear Dog Treats Sickens More People Who Handle Them

The pig ear Salmonella outbreak has grown to include 143 people in 35 states who gave the dog treats to their pets.  That’s an increase of 16 illnesses since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July…
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Listeria Outbreak Sickens 24 in 13 States, 2 Have Died

A Listeria outbreak has sickened 24 people in 13 states, 22 people have been hospitalized two of whom have died. Results from genetic tests performed on the outbreak strain show that it closely resembles the strain linked to an ongoing Listeria…
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Frozen, Cooked Chicken Sold to Hotels, Restaurants Recalled for Listeria

Frozen, cooked chicken sold to hotels and restaurants nationwide under the brand names Tip Top, Perdue, Gordon, West Creek, Sysco is being recalled for potential Listeria risk. The cooked chicken recall includes of 135,810 pounds of frozen,…