The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP How can we help you?
Haga clic aquí para visitar nuestro sitio web en Español
Learn more about the different types of sexual abuse. Learn more about product liability The Senators Firm
Accolades and Associations
Contact Us

New Study Points to Raw Produce as an Increasingly Recognized Vehicle for Food Poisoning

Researchers writing in the February 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine point to raw produce, including several common varieties of peppers produced on U.S. and Mexican farms, as the source of regional and national outbreaks of salmonella poisoning.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease as well as state public health agencies, reviewed 1500 reported cases of food poisoning during a national outbreak of salmonella-related illnesses and deaths in 2008. The majority of the cases occurred in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, but state and local health agencies reported 37 “clusters” of illnesses in 14 states across the U.S. Among the 1500 case subjects, 21% were hospitalized, and 2 died.

Based on epidemiological studies, the researchers found that raw jalapeno and Serrano peppers were implicated in numerous illness salmonella outbreak clusters. The outbreak salmonella strain was identified in jalapeno peppers collected in Texas and in agricultural water and Serrano peppers on a Mexican farm. According to the researchers, “Salsa and guacamole, both foods typically containing tomatoes and hot peppers, were implicated repeatedly in cluster investigations; these foods may have provided a medium for salmonella growth.”

The outbreak investigators concluded that “this outbreak investigation highlights the recurring challenges of epidemiologic identification of ingredients in foods that are commonly consumed, rapid identification and investigation of local clusters, the need to continue exploring hypotheses during an ongoing outbreak, and produce tracing in the supply chain.”

Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?

The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience litigating and resolving lawsuits and claims all over the United States involving injuries caused by exposure to a variety of environmental and man-made pathogens. If you or someone close to you has suffered injuries that may be related to food poisoning we are here to help ensure that your rights are fully protected.

If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with an illness linked to a food poisoning outbreak or recall, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-800-773-0849. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.

Your Legal Rights If you or someone close to you has become a victim of sexual abuse, please contact us to learn more about your legal rights.
Attorney Web Design The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

View Full Disclaimer

The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP - California Lawyer
Located at:
19100 Von Karman Ave
Suite 850

Irvine, CA 92612

View Map
Phone: (800) 773-0849
© 2023 All Rights Reserved.
Friend us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our Google+ Page