Make Our Food Safe
09/18/2013

"Additional Grower, Distributor Named in 2011 E. coli Outbreak"

The Packer |

"Recent developments in lawsuits related to a 2011 E. coli outbreak linked to fresh-cut romaine are resulting in a Midwest retailer demanding its supplier be held liable and plaintiffs in another case seeking to add a second distributor and a California grower to the list of defendants.

St. Louis-based Schnucks Supermarket Inc. contends in court documents that its supplier, Vaughan Foods Inc. in Moore, Okla., should be liable under Illinois law if the grocery retailer is found guilty in a case filed March 4 this year in Illinois state court."

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"In two separate cases filed in state court in Missouri, plaintiffs are requesting grower C & E Farms, Salinas, Calif., and C.H. Robinson — doing business as Food Source Monterey — be added as defendants in their pending cases related to illnesses linked to the fresh-cut romaine."

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