Ron Simon and Associates Represent Woman from Iowa in Lawsuit Against Fresh Express and Hy-Vee for Cyclospora Outbreak
Just this week, Ron Simon and Associates, one of the leading food safety law firms in the nation, filed a lawsuit against Fresh Express and Hy-Vee, on behalf of a woman from Iowa affected by an ongoing Cyclospora Outbreak. The Cyclospora Outbreak was first detected around mid-June, 2020, when Cyclospora infections began spreading in numerous people across various Midwestern States. Health officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), along with other state and local health departments, began to investigate the origin of the Cyclospora Outbreak. The Cyclospora contamination was quickly traced back to a bagged salad mix distributed to the public through multiple large retailers such ALDI, Hy-Vee, Walmart, and Jewel-Osco.
After being notified about the contamination, on June 20, 2020, both Hy-Vee and Jewel-Osco announced a recall on their bagged salad products. Shortly after, on June, 22, 2020, ALDI followed suit and declared a recall on its bagged salad products after they were linked with several cases of illness. By June 26, 2020, Walmart and several other retailers had been identified for carrying the concerned products as well. Fresh Express of Florida was identified as the common manufacturer and source of the outbreak.
By June, 28, 2020, the Cyclospora Outbreak linked with the bagged salad mix manufactured by Fresh Express had sickened a total of 206 and led to the hospitalization of 23 people. Roughly one fourth of the people affected by the Cyclospora Outbreak were from Iowa, with a large portion of the contaminated salads having been distributed by Hy-Vee.
In a recent lawsuit against Fresh Express and Hy-Vee, Ron Simon and Associates, represented an Iowa resident by the name of Laure Guisinger. Ms. Guisinger purchased the concerned salad mix from a Hy-Vee grocery store in Waukee, Iowa, on June 3, 2020. By June, 10, 2020, Ms. Guisinger began experiencing symptoms of Cyclospora infection, such as stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, and severe diarrhea. Due to the severity of her symptoms, Ms. Guisinger sought medical attention at the Iowa Clinic – West Des Moines Campus ER and was later filed as part of the Fresh Express Salad Mix Cyclospora Outbreak.
In a recent press release, Ron Simon, who represents Laure Guisinger, as well as others affected by the Fresh Express Bagged Salad Cyclospora Outbreak, spoke about the importance of manufacturers’ responsibility saying, “When food manufacturers, like Fresh Express, undertake to produce ready-to-eat foods, they have a duty to do so safely. This is especially true when they produce products like salad mixes for some of the largest food retailers in the U.S., knowing their product will be distributed to many thousands of families across multiple states”…
Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Cyclospora Claim Center to assist victims in the outbreak. The Cyclospora Claim Center can be reached toll-free at 1-888-335-4901, or visit www.foodpoisoningnews.com or www.gardensaladlawsuit.com.