Salmonella Outbreak linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob


Marler Clark, the food safety lawfirm, has filed the first lawsuit against Moby Dick House of Kabob in the Circuit Court of Arlington, Virginia.  Marler Clark will be assisted in this suit by the respected local counsel Regan Zambri.  As of October 9, 2019, the Maryland Department of Health reports that they are aware of twenty seven confirmed cases of Salmonella in people who ate at Moby Dick House of Kabob. Eight of the first nine individuals who became ill reported eating at the restaurant, with a commonly consumed item being hummus. This restaurant voluntarily suspended the sale of hummus at its Maryland, Virginia, and DC locations.

The Maryland Department of Health has not excluded hummus as a source of the Salmonella outbreak.  "On Oct. 4, 2019, MDH's Office of Food Protection approved Moby Dick House of Kabob to resume the manufacturing of hummus.  Moby Dick House of Kabob is cooperating with MDH during our investigation and is addressing food safety concerns."

Salmonella cases have been associated with several different Moby Dick House of Kabob locations. The Montgomery County Health Department reported to FOX5 that it was aware of five Salmonella cases related to eating hummus form Moby Dick House of Kabob in Bethesda and Germantown. 

Food safety inspections were performed by the county health department in both Bethesda and Germantown locations.  It was noted in the county inspection report for Germantown that Moby Dick discontinue serving hummus.  Over 60 containers of hummus in Germantown and 34 containers in Bethesda were detained.  

The Virginia Health Department is investigating “at least eight confirmed or probable cases” of Salmonella infections associated with Moby Dick House of Kabob. The Department of Health in Washington DC denies having a confirmed case yet, but are investigating several cases of Salmonella that might be connected to Moby Dick House of Kabob. Health authorities say that if you have any hummus made by Moby Dick House of Kabob prior to October 4, 2019, it should not be eaten.

Salmonella:  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 $650 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.

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