Egg Recall Lawsuits Begin

Egg Recall Lawsuits Begin – The fallout from all the salmonella is about to hit the courts, as lawsuits are beginning to be filed. The companies at the center of the scandal are facing lawsuits and scrutiny over a reported history of legal and regulatory violations.

380 million eggs were recalled that came from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa. Along with that, Quality Egg, which supplied chicks and feed to Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, Iowa. Hillandale announced a recall of 170 million eggs on Friday. What these two companies have in common is the same owner, Austin “Jack” DeCoster.

Food safety lawyer Bill Marler plans to file on behalf of Jacqueline Shea Holt of Newbury Park, Calif., which is to be the first of the law suits filed. The 11 year old ate the eggs on the 1st and 2nd of July before falling ill, the eggs came from Wright County Farms.

The girl ended up being hospitalized for 4 days, suffering from salmonellosis, which the lawsuit claims was caused by the Wright County Farm egg.

Currently, there have been 1300 people likely to have fallen ill from eating the eggs, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is likely to rise the number of lawsuits, as many people will be seeking compensation.

Luckily, there has been no deaths recorded from this outbreak.

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