Monthly Archives: January 2007

Lawsuit Filed Following Outbreak

Attorneys file lawsuit against Arby’s and others in Salmonella outbreak in Georgia by Kelli Hernandez, The Valdosta Daily Times VALDOSTA, GEORGIA — The first of approximately a dozen lawsuits was filed in state court this week against Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. and Arby’s LLC, following a Salmonella outbreak in Lowndes County in August. Also named as defendants in the suit are Beavers Inc., and Birg Inc., which own the franchise, Globe Food Equipment, which supplied the faulty meat slicer which was later discovered to be the source of the bacteria; AFA Service Corporation, the marketing and advertising leader for Arby’s;…

January 17, 2007: Arby’s Sued in Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak in Valdosta, Georgia

Arby’s Lawsuit News, Valdosta, Georgia – Attorneys Eric H. Weinberg, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, and C. Andrew Childers, of Atlanta, Georgia, filed the first lawsuit today against Arby’s restaurant on behalf of a woman who was sickened after eating at the fast food chain known for its roast beef sandwiches. Weinberg and Childers are preparing about a dozen additional suits to be filed in the immediate future. According to the attorneys, their clients experienced severe gastrointestinal injuries after eating at an Arby’s located in Valdosta, Georgia. Medical tests showed that each of them had been infected by Salmonella. The…

72 Cases of Salmonella Infection Found in Lowndes County

by Kelli Hernandez, The Valdosta Daily Times VALDOSTA, GEORGIA — On Sept. 13, Bob Manning from the Georgia Public Health Laboratory (GPHL) contacted the Notifiable Diseases Epidemiology Section (NDES) of the South Georgia Health District (SGHD) that the lab had received eight Salmonella Montevideo isolates from South Georgia Medical Center between Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, according to a report filed by the Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health. On average, Lowndes County reports approximately five cases per year of Salmonella Montevideo infection. Due to the drastic increase in cases, an investigation was initiated to determine whether or…

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