Subway Salmonella Hvittingfoss Outbreak Lawsuits - Illinois (2010)
103 people were officially counted in an outbreak of Salmonella Hvittingfoss linked to Subway restaurants in Illinois in 2010. Residents of 28 counties were sickened, and the Illinois Department of Health (IDOH) reported that 26 of those sickened with Salmonella infections had to be hospitalized.
No single food served at Subway locations was determined to be contaminated with Salmonella, but Illinois Subway restaurants voluntarily withdrew lettuce, green peppers, red onions and tomatoes and replaced them with new produce.
Salmonella Hvittingfoss, a fairly rare serotype of Salmonella that usually only presents in one or two cases a year in Illinois.
Marler Clark's attorneys represented several victims of the Subway Salmonella Hvittingfoss outbreak. Legal claims brought on behalf of the Salmonella outbreak victims have been resolved.