Nevada Food Poisoning Victim Files Salmonella Lawsuit

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Posted : Wed, 20 May 2009 19:11:30 GMT

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RENO, Nev. - (Business Wire) National food safety law firm Pritzker Olsen filed suit on May 19, 2009 in United States District Court for the District of Nevada, on behalf of their client, Shirley Shultz, arising out of the multistate outbreak of Salmonella poisoning from spices manufactured by Union International Food Company of Union City, California (Case No. 3:09-cv-259).

The spices contained Salmonella Rissen – a very rare but potent strain of Salmonella. As a result of the Salmonella poisoning, Ms. Shultz, a 77-year-old from Dayton, Nevada, was severely sickened and spent over a week in the hospital.

Union International Food Company has since ceased production of, and recalled, its contaminated spices. To date, the company’s products have been linked to 60 cases of salmonella in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Ms. Shultz’s attorney, Eric Hageman of Pritzker Olsen, said, “Food safety has to be a much, much higher priority than it seems to be for too many companies. There is simply no way this product ever should have left the manufacturer. Our lawsuit aims to get to the bottom of this, so that outbreaks like this don’t keep happening.”

Pritzker Olsen has considerable experience and a reputation for success in representing Salmonella outbreak victims and their families. The firm has been involved in virtually every national foodborne illness outbreak and has collected large sums on behalf of people injured or killed by adulterated food. In addition, the firm is devoted to educating the public about food safety issues and advocating for badly needed food safety legislation and increased funding for the federal, state and local agencies charged with protecting our food and enforcing food safety laws.

For more information, visit or contact Pritzker Olsen law firm at (612) 338-0202. Pritzker Olsen offices are located at Plaza VII, Suite 2950, 45 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402.





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