October 2011

Screen Shot 2011-10-31 at 8.35.09 PM.pngKaren Robinson-Jacobs reports in the morning that the adult children of an 89-year-old Dallas County woman who died after eating cantaloupe allegedly tainted with Listeria, filed suit late last week against the grower and distributor in State District court in Dallas.

Russell Jones and Terri Blackmon, the children of Marie Jones, filed suit in connection

Screen Shot 2011-10-31 at 3.51.43 PM.pngAccording to news repots, items purchased at Schnucks salad bars appear to be the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has thirty-three region wide, according to a preliminary study conducted by the St. Louis County Health Department. There are reports that the stores involved are located in downtown St. Louis, High Ridge, Ballwin

89-yearold Marie Jones regularly purchased and consumed cantaloupe in the weeks prior to her illness. By the weekend of September 10, Ms. Jones developed signs of a Listeria infection, including a severe headache and gastrointestinal symptoms, which worsened over the ensuing days. Late on September 12, she was admitted to Baylor University Medical Center and

JensenFronteracantaloupes.jpgLast week I told The Produce News:

Bill Marler, a prominent Seattle-based attorney known for his involvement in food-safety litigation, has filed seven lawsuits and currently represents at least two-dozen individuals or families of people who have become sick or have died because of the outbreak.

Mr. Marler told The Produce News that at

4ea95e724b982.preview-300.jpgAccording to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Federal health investigators from the CDC landed in St. Louis Friday to help determine the source and scope of the E. coli outbreak that has so far sickened 23 people across the region.

Local hospitals started reporting E. coli infections on Monday in St. Louis and St. Louis, Jefferson

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ecoli-.jpgToday St. Louis Missouri Health officials continue to search for the source of a St. Louis-area E. coli outbreak that has now sickened 22 people. Nine people ranging in age from 4 to 94 have been hospitalized. KMOX Radio reports that the illnesses are not believed to be life-threatening.

While in North Carolina officials are