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Second Lawsuit Filed Against Salad Maker in Trader Joe’s E. Coli Outbreak

A San Francisco woman has filed a lawsuit against Artherstone Foods, an organic salad and sandwich producers operating as Glass Onion Catering, after the company’s products allegedly sickened her with E. coli O157:H7.

According to the complaint, Jessie Withers ate a salad purchased from Trader Joe’s on October 13 and began experiencing symptoms of E. coli infection on October 21. Withers was admitted to hospital emergency rooms for treatment on two separate occasions because of her illness.

Withers tested positive for the same strain of E. coli linked to other outbreak victims with a history of eating salads and wraps produced by Glass Onion Catering.

According to court documents, Withers continues to suffer symptoms of E. coli infection more than a month after falling ill.

This is the second lawsuit filed against Glass Onion by food safety law firm Marler Clark, which underwrites Food Safety News. The first lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman in Sonoma County, CA.

As of Nov. 21, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting at least 32 illnesses in four states involved in the outbreak.

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