Glass Onion Catering & Gourmet Foods E. coli Outbreak - California, Washington & Arizona (2013)


Marler Clark represents victims of a 2013 E. coli outbreak linked to salads and wraps produced by Artherstone Foods, a company doing business as Glass Onion Catering & Gourmet Foods.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 33 residents of 4 states fell ill with E. coli infections after eating Glass Onion Catering's salads and wraps. 27 residents of California, 3 Washington state residents, one person from Texas and 1 Arizona resident were part of the E. coli outbreak. At least 2 people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening complication of E. coli infection that can cause kidney and other organ damage.

Marler Clark filed the first E. coli lawsuit against Glass Onion Catering on November 14, 2013. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Sonoma County resident who ate a Glass Onion Catering salad and was hospitalized. The law firm filed a second E. coli lawsuit against Glass Onion Catering on November 25. This lawsuit was filed on behalf of a San Francisco woman who ate a Glass Onion Catering salad and required treatment at the emergency room on multiple occasions.

In April of 2013, Marler Clark filed additional lawsuits against Glass Onion Catering on behalf of California and Washington residents. The law firm included Trader Joe's as a defendant in those lawsuits and added Trader Joe's as a defendant to the two earlier lawsuits filed in California.