Salmonella Infections Traced to Contaminated TomatoesMedia Advisory
July 16, 2004
Over sixty people have become ill with Salmonella serotype javiana infections across a broad section of the East Coast over the last weeks. The illnesses have been now traced to the consumption of raw tomatoes supplied to Sheetz, Inc. by Coronet Foods, Inc. of West Virginia.
William Marler of Marler Clark, the Seattle foodborne illness law firm, represents six individuals sickened in this current outbreak, and hundreds of individuals sickened in other produce-related outbreaks.
“Western Pennsylvania has been hit hard by contaminated produce in the last nine months. First a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to green onions, now a Salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes. The lesson is that Companies need to know where their fresh produce is coming from, and be careful to make sure that their suppliers are taking proper precautions to ensure the safety of their products,” said Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “I thought that message was sent loud and clear last November.”
Continue reading Salmonella Infections Traced to Contaminated Tomatoes on the Marler Clark website.
More on this outbreak: Sheetz and Coronet Foods Salmonella Outbreak