Editor’s note: 2013 saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks. While many of them were found to have sickened a handful of individuals, a few stood out as especially wide in scope. Food Safety News has compiled a list of 10 of the biggest U.S. outbreaks in 2013. Please note that the list excludes Norovirus

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.…

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…

Glass Onion Catering and Athertone Foods in Richmond, CA, are voluntarily recalling ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which has infected at least 26 patients in California, Washington and Arizona. Based on…