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Settlement Reached for 66 Victims of 2011 Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

A settlement was recently reached between 66 victims of the 2011 Listeria outbreak linked to Jensen Brothers cantaloupe and some of the 20 defendants. The terms of the settlement are confidential, said Williams Marler of Seattle-based Marler Clark, a food-safety law firm. “The matter was resolved by mutual agreement of the parties,” Marler said. (Marler Clark underwrites Food… Continue Reading

Update: Letter From the Editor: Weekend System Work Rescheduled

UPDATE: We learned on Monday morning that system maintenance work impacting Food Safety News has been postponed to Feb. 19-22. This means we will be publishing as normal this coming President’s Day weekend. The article below has been edited to include the rescheduled dates. Food Safety News takes its place in cyberspace through the services… Continue Reading

California Woman Sues Deli Over Salmonella Infection

A woman in Ventura County, CA, is suing the delicatessen where she says she contracted a severe Salmonella infection last summer as part of an outbreak that sickened at least 21 people. The woman, Stephanie Wehr, ate at Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village, CA, in early August and began coming down with symptoms of illness the… Continue Reading

Newly Revealed Salmonella Outbreak Linked to CA Deli in Summer of 2014

An outbreak of Salmonella linked to Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village, CA, sickened 21 people this past summer, but it was never announced to the public, according to documents obtained in a lawsuit by food safety law firm Marler Clark. Public health officials in California first caught on to the outbreak in July 2014, when… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against Navitas Naturals Over Recalled Sprouted Chia Seed Powder

A Colorado woman who was hospitalized with a Salmonella Oranienburg infection linked to the nationwide recall of sprouted chia seed powder has filed a lawsuit against Navitas Naturals of Novato, CA, which manufactures and sells the product. Carolyn Marie Shirley of Fort Collins, CO, is being represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle-based food safety law… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s Named in E. coli Lawsuits

Residents of California and Washington state who allege they fell ill with E. coli infections after eating salads purchased from Trader Joe’s last year have filed lawsuits against the retailer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 33 people from 4 states who fell ill with E. coli infections after eating salads or wraps… Continue Reading

Cantaloupe Farmers Ask for Probation in Criminal Case

Two Colorado farmers who pleaded guilty to six counts of introducing contaminated cantaloupe to interstate commerce in one of the deadliest foodborne illness outbreaks in U.S. history have asked a federal judge for probation sentences. Eric and Ryan Jensen, owners of Jensen Farms, pleaded guilty in October to selling cantaloupes tainted with Listeria monocytogenes, which… Continue Reading

E. Coli Lawsuit Filed Against Glass Onion Catering

A Sonoma County woman sickened with E. coli infection after eating a salad made by Glass Onion Catering filed a lawsuit against the company on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in Sonoma County Superior Court by Seattle-based food-safety law firm Marler Clark and San Diego-based Gordon & Holmes, which are representing Nancy Gruchawka. (Marler Clark… Continue Reading