Ron Simon & Associates and Meyers & Flowers recently filed the first lawsuit in the Salmonella Outbreak linked to Trufresh Cantaloupes, marketed under the Malichita and Rudy brands. Both whole and cut cantaloupes from these brands have been implicated in a nationwide Salmonella Outbreak.
The lawsuit was filed against Aldi, the retailer that sold the tainted cantaloupe, and Sofia Produce, operating as Trufresh, the Arizona-based producer that imported Mexican Cantaloupes and distributed them extensively throughout the United States and Canada.
According to the CDC, as of December 7th, a total number of 230 reported cases have been linked to the pre-cut cantaloupe recall, with at least 96 of them requiring hospitalization. Three deaths were also reported as linked to the multi-state salmonella outbreak.
Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak
According to the CDC, the outbreak has led to 302 cases of illness, 129 hospitalizations, and 4 fatalities across 42 states. At least 40 people in this outbreak are long-term care residents whose facilities served the contaminated melon. And at least 30 children ate the melon at childcare centers. The outbreak, which first emerged in November 2023, has been steadily escalating, with an ongoing active investigation conducted by health authorities.
Products implicated in this outbreak include whole cantaloupes and various pre-cut fruit items available under various brand names, such as Vinyard and Freshness Guaranteed. The cantaloupes bear stickers labeled "Malichita" or "Rudy," featuring the number "4050" and labeled as "Product of Mexico." The contaminated cantaloupes were distributed in numerous states, with sale dates ranging from late October to early November 2023.
Recalls have been initiated for these products, and consumers are strongly advised to inspect their purchases and adhere to public health guidelines to curtail further spread of the infection.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
Meyers & Flowers has a long history of pursuing justice for victims of large companies and holding those companies accountable for their negligent actions. If you or loved one have developed a Salmonella infection following the consumption of recalled cantaloupe and would like to consult with an experienced lawyer, please call 630-576-9696 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.