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2013-08-20 20:21:22

HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-based national food safety lawyer Ron Simon has filed the first lawsuit in Texas stemming from a multi-state Cyclospora outbreak linked to leafy greens produced in and imported from Mexico by Taylor Farms. Health officials have already confirmed nearly 300 victims statewide. The lawsuit was filed in Harris County, Texas on behalf of Kennon and Lyndsay Smith against Bob's Taco Station, Taylor Farms, and Max Luna Produce. A copy of the...

2013-08-10 20:20:07

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston-based food safety law firm of Simon & Luke, along with co-counsel Miller Grell Law Group, has filed the first lawsuit in Nebraska over a Cyclospora outbreak linked to salad mix produced by Taylor Farms and served at Olive Garden Restaurants. A copy of the file-stamped lawsuit is available upon request. The lawsuit was filed in Lancaster County, Nebraska, on behalf of Laurenda and Richard Sanguinetti, a mother and her...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cucumbers Sickens People In 18 States
2013-04-26 07:04:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salmonella outbreaks seem commonplace as of late, with one of the most recent being an outbreak linked to minced meat. Lee Rannals of redOrbit reported in January that 16 people were sickened in five states due to contaminated ground beef. While nobody died from the outbreak, more than half were hospitalized. One of the worst outbreaks in recent memory was the deadly 2009 salmonella outbreak tied to peanut butter, which sickened...

Peanut Company Employees Indicted For 2009 Salmonella Outbreak
2013-02-22 06:30:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Four employees of a former peanut processor linked to the 2009 salmonella outbreak that poisoned hundreds of people and killed nine have been indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday (Feb 21). Stewart and Michael Parnell, two brothers that owned and operated the now-bankrupt Peanut Corporation of America, and former PCA employees Samuel Lightsey, plant operations manager, and Mary Wilkerson, plant quality...

FDA Enacts Authority And Shuts Down Peanut Maker Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
2012-11-27 10:04:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A peanut butter processing plant that has been at the center of a Salmonella outbreak is having its doors closed by federal regulators after countless contaminations have been found throughout the company´s facility. For the first time in agency history, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enacted its authority to shut down Sunland Inc. of Portales, New Mexico. The facility is directly connected to the Salmonella...

Peanut Butter Recall Extended
2012-09-25 12:26:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What started as a Salmonella outbreak related to peanut butter sold at Trader Joe´s has now expanded to include even more products sold in other locations, such as Target and even some online retailers. According to the Associated Press, Trader Joe´s recalled its brand of peanut butter yesterday after it was found to be linked to 29 salmonella cases in 18 states across America. Labeled as Creamy Salted Valencia...

Peanut Butter Recalled Due To Salmonella
2012-09-24 05:24:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A retail grocery store chain is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 cases of salmonella-related illnesses across 18 US states, according to reports published over the weekend. Trader Joe's, which is headquartered in California but operates in more than 30 states, has voluntarily removed their store-brand Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from shelves. The move comes after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

2012-06-05 23:01:56

The nation´s first wrongful death lawsuit, linked to the Wright County Egg Salmonella outbreak, was filed Friday in Alameda County, California on behalf of a California resident Mate Marlais. (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 The Law Firm of Simon & Luke has Filed the Nation´s First Salmonella Wrongful Death Claim Against Wright County Egg in the Superior Court of the State of California, Alameda County Case No. RG12632871. The Houston-based food safety law firm of Simon & Luke has...

2009-12-02 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to U.S. Department of Agriculture's November crop report, U.S. peanut farmers continue to face challenges as persistent rains and flooding throughout the Southeast have made this year's harvest a challenging one. With rain accumulations in the majority of these regions totaling 200 percent of normal or more, harvest in 3 of the 4 largest peanut-producing states has been delayed and crop forecasts are down 30 percent from last year. But despite the...

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2009-05-27 06:10:00

The new chiefs of the Food and Drug Administration stated that the recent salmonella outbreak from peanut butter was representative of a failure by the agency - one they are focused on repairing.  The outbreak resulted in over 700 cases nationwide and at least nine deaths. According to the Associated Press, the FDA is widely viewed as an agency floundering amidst increasing responsibilities, insufficient budgets and staffing and overseeing the nation's complex healthcare...