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Texas couple files suit in the Imported Onion Salmonella Outbreak

Today, the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, based in Houston, Texas, filed another Salmonella Oranienburg lawsuit in the ongoing contaminated onion outbreak.

The suit was filed against produce importers ProSource Inc. and Keeler Family Farms, both of which have recalled contaminated Mexican harvested onions they widely distributed, including in Texas.

Currently, there are at least 808 laboratory-confirmed salmonella cases linked to consumption of contaminated fresh red, yellow, and white onions. About one in four of the victims reside in Texas.

The lawsuit was filed in Tarrant County, Texas on behalf of Lisa Rodriguez and Jose Gonzales who purchased, prepared, and consumed food containing the contaminated onions. After eating the onions they both began experiencing diarrhea, vomiting, severe abdominal cramping, nausea, and dehydration. Both were forced to seek medical attention, and Lisa required extensive hospitalization. Both are still recovering from their illnesses.                        

The Imported Onion Salmonella Outbreak
On October 20, 2021, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified fresh whole onions as the source of a large outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg. The fresh whole red, white, and yellow onions were imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by ProSource Inc., and Keeler Family Farms. These onions were sold to grocery stores throughout the United States, including to Winco Foods, Walmart, Farmers Market Fort Worth, and to numerous local restaurants.

National food safety attorney Ron Simon, who represents numerous victims in the Salmonella Oranienburg Outbreak, issued the following statement: "We represent clients from across the nation in this outbreak, and are working diligently to identify how the contaminated onions were able to reach so many tables before this outbreak was brought under control. Finding out how the outbreak occurred will be critical in making sure that it does not happen again."

Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Salmonella Claim Center to assist victims in the outbreak.

For more information:
Ron Simon 
Ron Simon & Associates
Tel.: +1 (713) 819-8116

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