Neblett, Beard & Arsenault Has Filed Two Lawsuits in Nationwide Outbreak
The FDA announced that a strain of E. coli contamination has been confirmed in Nestle Toll House cookie dough. A sample taken from Nestle’s Danville, VA plant tested positive for the presence of the E. coli bacteria.
“This really comes as no surprise. Health investigators have already made that conclusion; this is just validation for the victims,” said lawyer, Richard J. Arsenault.
Arsenault’s firm, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault has already filed 2 E. coli lawsuits against Nestle and is investigating claims from many additional victims across the country. The outbreak has again raised issues about food safety and sparked a debate regarding the common practice of consuming raw cookie dough and what warnings should accompany a product that is well known to be eaten raw.
A renowned warnings expert has joined the team of experts and will be providing important guidance in the federal and state court lawsuits that have already been filed
The link between a national E. coli outbreak and Nestle refrigerated cookie dough was announced on June 18th. By June 25th, the outbreak had sickened 69 people in 30 states. However, the CDC notes that most food borne illnesses go unreported. Based on this math, there could be as many as 600-900 additional victims of the Nestle E. coli outbreak.
This is a troubling trend. Food borne illness outbreaks, especially E. coli outbreaks, are on the rise. Our families’ health and well-being often depend on the manufacturers producing clean, hygienic foods. However, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Peanut Corporation of America, Setton Pistachios, Valley Meats and, now the JB Swift meat outbreak, leave many wondering, what is safe these days?