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Salmonella Agona Malt-O-Meal Outbreak

Salmonella is one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States. Salmonellosis (the disease caused by Salmonella) is the second most common foodborne illness after Campylobacter infection. It is estimated that 1.4 million cases of salmonellosis occur each year in the U.S.; 95% of those cases are foodborne-related. Approximately 220 of each 1000 cases result in hospitalization and eight of every 1000 cases result in death. About 500 to 1,000 or 31% of all food-related deaths are caused by Salmonella infections each year. Salmonellosis is more common in the warmer months of the year.

Salmonella litigation makes up quite a bit of what we do at Marler Clark. Here are a few of current cases:  ConAgra Pot Pie Salmonella Outbreak, Pars Cove/Taste of Chicago Salmonella Outbreak, Veggie Booty Salmonella Outbreak, Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak, Wal-Mart Salmonella Outbreak, Sushi King Salmonella Outbreak

Here are some of our resolved cases:  Black Forrest Bakery, Brook-Lea Country Club, Cafe Santa Fe, Chili’s, ConAgra, Corky & Lenny’s, Golden Corral, Harmony Farms, KFC, Linh’s Bakery, Malt-O-Meal, Old South Restaurant, Orchid Island, Paramount Farms, Pars Cove, Quality Inn, Robert’s American Gourmet, San Antonio Taco, Seasons at the Pond, Sheetz, Sun Orchard, Sunset House, Sushi King, Susie Cantaloupe, Viva Cantaloupe, Wal-Mart, Western Sizzlin’, Wyndham Anatole Hotel