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Health Officials Report At Least 38 People Sickened By Salmonella Outbreak at Windmill Winery

April 16, 2015—On April 3, 2015, I wrote about a Salmonella outbreak linked to Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona. At the time, the Pinal County Public Health Services District ("PCPHSD") reported that at least 22 people had been affected. Today, the agency increased that count to 38 people, at least four of whom required hospitalization.

The outbreak is linked to two events held at the Windmill Winery on March 18 and 19, 2015. PCPHSD has identified the catering company that prepared the food as Kiss the Chef. Thomas Schyer, the Director of PCPHSD, reported that the caterer was operating illegally as the kitchen it utilized to prepare the food "was not authorized to be cooked in." Additionally, Windmill Winery had exceeded its legally permissible level of food preparation. The PCPHSD considers each of these acts to be "serious violaltions" of relevant laws and regulations governing food preparation.


Federico's Mexican Food Restaurant Linked to E. Coli Outbreak

August 3, 2013—An E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least eleven people may be tied to Federico's Mexican Food. According to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, eight of those affected required hospitalization. Some of those are believed to be experiencing kidney failure as a result of the infection.


O'Steen & Harrison Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Arizona Woman Who Contracted Hepatitis A From Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend Purchased at Costco

June 6, 2013—Jonathan O'Steen has filed a lawsuit against Townsend Farms, Inc. on behalf of an Arizona woman who contracted Hepatitis A from Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend. The firm is working as co-counsel with Marler Clark on the case.

Karen Echard purchased the frozen fruit product from Costco in April 2013 and consumed it on several occasions in the weeks that followed. On May 21, 2013, she first developed symptoms from the contamination, including fever, chills, nausea and severe abdominal pains. The symptoms became worse and she was admitted to the hospital on May 31, 2013. At the hospital, doctors informed her that a blood sample tested positive for Hepatitis A.

Ready Pac Salad Recall

Recall of Ready Pac Salad Tied to E. coli

November 18, 2011—Ready Pac Foods Inc. recalled 5,379 cases of bagged salad that may be contaminated with E. coli. The recall affects bagged salads sold in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

The recall was prompted by a random sample of bagged lettuce that was tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. No illnesses have been linked to the recall.

E coli Outbreak

E. coli Outbreak May Be Linked to North Carolina State Fair

October 28, 2011—An E. coli outbreak that has sickened as many as 26 people in North Carolina may be tied to the North Carolina State Fair, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Ten cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed and other sixteen are suspected.

Four of the confirmed cases involve children, three of whom are hospitalized and have undergone dialysis for kidney failure triggered by hemolytic uremic syndrome, a complication of E. coli infection.

Of the twenty-six people believed to have developed E. coli, at least twenty-three visited the North Carolina State Fair, which ran from October 13, 2011 to October 23, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Cantaloupe Contamination

Tainted Cantaloupes Linked to Thirteen Deaths

September 28, 2011—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that at least thirteen people have died after eating bacteria-tainted cantaloupe. The outbreak initially was reported on September 12, 2011, when the CDC announced that fifteen people in four states had been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Presently, the CDC attributes 72 illnesses in 18 states to the outbreak. The contamination has been traced to Rocky Ford cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Granada, Colorado.

Ground Beef E coli

Tyson Recalls Ground Beef Due to E. coli Contamination

September 28, 2011—Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. announced the recall of 131,300 pounds of ground beef that could be contamined with E. Coli. The recall follows a report by the Ohio Department of Health of several illnesses occuring between September 8, 2011 and September 11, 2011. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a sample of ground beef tested positive for E. coli.

Contaminated Turkeys Sicken Dozens

August 3, 2011—A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 77 people, and resulted in one death, has been linked to contaminated turkey. At least 26 states have reported illnesses occurring between March 1, 2011 and August 1, 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The contaminated meat is believed to have originated from a Springdale, Arkansas facility operated by Cargill Value Added Meats Retail. The company has recalled approximately 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen turkey.

Salmonella Heidenberg, the specific strain associated with this outbreak, is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics.

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Windmill Winery in Florence Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Jonathan V. O'Steen • April 3, 2015
Phoenix Lawyer Jon O'Steen

A salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 22 people may be tied to Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona. According to the Pinal County Public Health Services District, at least 22 people who attended a wedding at Windmill Winery on March 19 reportedly have fallen ill.