A lawsuit has been filed against the C.L. Swanson Corporation on behalf of Kim Webb, a 39-year-old Lee County, Illinois resident who works at Rochelle Foods, Inc.

C.L. Swanson Corporation, runs the cafeteria service at the plant. The lawsuit was not filed against Rochelle Foods, Inc., a separate entity. Ms. Webb was one of twelve Rochelle Foods workers who submitted stool samples that tested positive for Salmonella during the three-week period between April 5 and April 22, 2005. Attorneys allege that Ms. Webb was served Salmonella-contaminated food at the C.L. Swanson cafeteria where she regularly ate breakfast and lunch.

Ms. Webb is represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle lawyers nationally recognized for the successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, and Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol, a respected Illinois law firm.

"If anybody understands the importance of food safety, you would think that it would be a company like C.L. Swanson’s, whose sole function at the Rochelle Foods plant was to serve safe food to workers," said R. Drew Falkenstein, an associate with Marler Clark.