First Salmonella Lawsuit Filed by Marler Clark Links Wisconsin Victim to 228,000,000 Egg Recall and Nationwide Outbreak
Wright County Egg Recall Tied to Salmonella Illnesses Nationwide
An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) at a restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin has been linked to the recall of 280,000,000 eggs and nearly 300 illnesses in the rapidly widening nationwide outbreak linked to contaminated Wright County Eggs. The amended lawsuit was filed against Wright County Egg and the company’s insurer. The complaint was filed in the Kenosha County Branch of the Wisconsin District Court by Seattle-based food safety law firm Marler Clark.
Ms. Dzinovic ate a cobb salad containing eggs at the Baker Street Restaurant and Pub in Kenosha on Friday, June 18. On Monday, she woke with severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea. By Wednesday, her symptoms were so severe she went to the hospital for treatment, where it was determined that she had been infected with Salmonella Enteritidis. Her SE was later linked to the Baker Street Restaurant outbreak, which is now linked to the nationwide recall of contaminated shell eggs.
Wright County Egg issued a voluntary recall of shell eggs distributed nationwide when the product was linked to SE illnesses. The eggs were sold under the brand names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Minnesota has 7 ill, and California announced 266 illnesses associated with the outbreak. This confirms CDC revelations that they have seen four times as many Salmonella illnesses reported each week for several months.