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
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,
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.