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Another Lawsuit to be filed in Cargill Salmonella Turkey Outbreak – Punitive Damages Alleged

Screen Shot 2011-08-24 at 2.33.18 PM.pngThis week we will be filing yet another lawsuit against Cargill (COMPLAINT PDF). This time it is on behalf of a woman who purchased the tainted turkey on July 31, 2011, at a Food City grocery location in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Note, it was the same day that FSIS sent out an advisory (late Friday afternoon) telling the public that there were dozens of people sickened in 23 States by Salmonella, but giving no further information, and long after both the FSIS and Cargill knew that Cargill turkey was the source of sick Americans.

On August 1, she prepared spaghetti, adding the cooked ground turkey to the sauce. The following day she began to become ill. Over the course of the next several days, she suffered abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, and frequent diarrhea. By August 11, 2011, she was still so ill that her physician recommended that she be hospitalized for treatment with intravenous antibiotics.