Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Taco Bell


Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

On January 19, 2012 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report detailing a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that had sickened 68 people in 2011, including many hospitalizations, in 10 states: Texas (43), Oklahoma (16), Kansas (2), Iowa (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), New Mexico (1), Ohio (1), and Tennessee (1). Although the report could not associate the outbreak with a specific food product, it did confirm the illnesses were linked to a Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain, which the CDC only referred to as “Restaurant A”.

On February 1, 2012 the online news website Food Safety News published a story naming Taco Bell as the responsible party for the Salmonella outbreak.

Salmonella Lawsuit Filed in Oklahoma

In February, 2012 the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell on behalf of an Oklahoma woman who was made ill in the 2012 Salmonella outbreak

Past Taco Bell Outbreaks & Lawsuits

Since 1999, at least 343 people across the nation have been confirmed ill in foodborne illness outbreaks linked to Taco Bell:

• 1999 Taco Bell Beef E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak – 21 ill, 5 hospitalized

• 2000 Taco Bell Green onion hepatitis A Outbreak – 30 ill, 15 hospitalized

• 2006 Taco Bell Lettuce E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak – 78 ill, 55 hospitalized,

• 2010 Taco Bell Salmonella Hartford & Baildon – 155 ill, 42 hospitalized

• 2011 Taco Bell Salmonella Enteritidis – 68 ill, 21 hospitalized

Contact the Marler Clark Salmonella Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.

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