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Cancer Patient Sues Trader Joe’s for Infection from Salad

The man bought egg white salad at Northbrook’s Trader Joes, which he says left him hospitalized.

A man in treatment for leukemia is suing Trader Joe’s as well as the maker of the egg white salad that he bought at the Northbrook store, saying it made him so sick he had to be hospitalized, according to an article in TribLocal.

The Trader Joe’s “egg salad with chives” was later recalled due to a risk of listeria contamination.

The Lake County man has a suppressed immune system due to his chemotherapy and says in court papers that he was infected with listeria, which can be fatal, the article says. He was hospitalized and later developed meningitis from the infection. He is seeking $150,000 in damages.

Lansal, Inc., which makes the salad under the name Hot Mama’s Foods, voluntarily recalled the salad June 8 because of listeria concerns, according to a press release on the FDA’s website.

You can read the full TribLocal article here.

Melissa L June 27, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Where's the link?
jackie Thomas June 27, 2014 at 03:22 PM
He should not have been eating anything like that with a compromised immune system.You are told not to eat at restaurants, salad bars etc. when your counts are down.
Tom June 28, 2014 at 12:47 AM
there you go… he DESERVED to get sick. Trader Joe's gets to stay cool for no good reason.
concerned citizen June 28, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Tom, it's not that trader joe' s gets off- it's about personal responsibility!
Tom June 28, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Dry humor doesn't always translate well. I do agree with diet regime. But, gluten people still look at choc cake & every once in a while say... I can't pass that cake up. But, It's ALL the bakeries fault if someone gets sick from bacteria in their cake. Period

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