First Lawsuit Filed in Washington and Oregon Pre-Cut Fruit Salmonella Outbreak


Seattle – A complaint was filed last night against Fred Meyer, Inc. in Mason County Superior Court on behalf of Nancy Green of Shelton by the Seattle Food Safety Law Firm, Marler Clark. The complaint claims that pre-cut cantaloupe purchased at Fred Meyer was contaminated with Salmonella Newport bacteria.

Nancy Green became ill after consuming pre-cut cantaloupe on November 1, 2017 and within 24 hours began experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and headaches. Nancy required hospitalization for her illness.

The complaint cites the Washington State Department of Health’s current investigation into a cluster of eighteen Salmonella cases in Washington and Oregon linked to fruits sold at QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market establishments.

Lab results have identified Salmonella Newport as the cause of her infection.  According to the Washington and Oregon Departments of Health, at least 18 people, including Ms. Green have been identified as part of the outbreak.

To date, Marler Clark has been contacted by two other individuals affected in the outbreak. 

BACKGROUND: Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.