Moby Dick House of Kabob Salmonella Outbreak Continues to Grow.
A total of 33 salmonella cases have been linked to the restaurant chain Moby Dick House of Kabob which has more than two dozen locations in and around Maryland.
The Maryland Department of Public Health (MDH) is currently investigating the salmonella outbreak linked to the restaurant chain Moby Dick House of Kabob. Originally it was believed that the outbreak was caused by the hummus served and sold as a retail product in the restaurant. According to the restaurant chain, the Department of Health did extensive environmental and product testing which determined that there was no evidence of a direct correlation between its hummus and the salmonella cases and that tests done by the health department have all come back negative for the presence of salmonella and any other harmful pathogens. “The negative test results are not exoneration,” says National Food Safety Lawyer Ron Simon, a point that was reinforced on October 9th when Maureen Regan, the spokesman of the health department, said “MDH has not excluded Moby Dick House of Kabob hummus as the source of this salmonella outbreak.”
The MDH has reported 23 cases linked to the outbreak. In addition, the Virginia Health Department has added reports pf an additional 9 potential cases and D.C. Department of Health has added one additional report of a potential salmonella case linked to the restaurant chain.
The confirmed cases of salmonella linked to the Moby Dick House of Kabob restaurant chain have told investigators they purchased food or ate at one of the many restaurant locations. Many of the confirmed cases reported eating the hummus served and sold at the restaurant, thought this could be simply a case of cross contamination in the kitchen with multiple contaminated items being served. The manufacturing and sale of the hummus product were ceased in September after a cluster of people reported contracting salmonella from eating it, but on October 4th the restaurant received approval from the department of health to restart production and sale of the hummus products.
Symptoms of salmonella normally include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea which can at times be bloody, fever, chills, and headache. The MDH is urging customers who may have dined at one of the Moby Dick House of Kabob’s many locations and is experiencing symptoms of salmonella to seek medical help a soon as possible. Customers who may have been affected by this salmonella outbreak should seek legal help from a Food Poisoning Lawyer a soon as they are able to. Ron Simon & Associates, a food poisoning law firm, has represented thousands of victims of food poisoning, and have filed many salmonella lawsuits this year alone. Ron Simon & Associates commitment to their clients is that they will seek legal victories that will not only compensate our clients but will also make changes in the way these companies do business so that others will not suffer the same injuries again.