Strawberries Source of Oregon E. coli Outbreak


At least 15 people in Northwestern Oregon became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating strawberries grown on a Newberg farm in July, 2011. According to Oregon Public Health, the E. coli-contaminated strawberries were grown by the Jaquith Strawberry Farm in Newberg and were resold at roadside stands and farmers markets.

Oregon Strawberry E. coli Outbreak Linked to 7 Hospitalizations, 1 Death

According to an August 17 Oregon Public Health press release, victims of the strawberry E. coli outbreak include residents of Washington, Clatsop, and Multnomah counties. Of the confirmed cases, seven have been hospitalized, and one elderly woman in Washington County died from kidney failure associated with E. coli O157:H7 infection. All victims fell ill between July 10 and July 29.

E. coli-Contaminated Strawberries Sold at Farmers Markets, Roadside Stands

The strawberries implicated as the source of the Oregon E. coli outbreak were produced in July at the Jaquith Strawberry Farm located at 23135 SW Jaquith Road in Newberg.

Health officials are urging consumers who may have purchased strawberries grown on this farm to throw them out. Strawberries that have been frozen or made into uncooked jam are of particular concern.

Contact the Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection after consuming contaminated strawberries and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark E. coli attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

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