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Outbreak Summary

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses has been traced back to BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch salad produced in Rochelle, IL. The prepackaged salads were distributed to at least Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and were sold in stores such as Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Walmart, Strack Van Till, Sullivan’s Foods, Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco, Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Copps, and Tadych’s.

Illnesses have already been reported in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. All of the 11 people known to have become sick reported eating leafy greens, and nine of them reported eating these prepackaged product.

A voluntary recall has been initiated. See below for all the specific products subject to recall.

OFT’s Salmonella lawyers are actively investigating this outbreak, and this page will update as we uncover more information. If you or a loved believe you were sickened in this outbreak, please call or contact us using the form on the page for a free consultation.

More Details

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sunny Crunch Prepackaged Salads

At least 11 people in 3 states have been sickened in an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to prepackaged Sunny Crunch salad products distributed under the BrightFarms brand. Illnesses linked to the products have been reported in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin so far:

A recall has been initiated which includes these salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/29/2021:

  • BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. Package)
  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch® (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

Salmonella Typhimurium

There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. One of these illness-causes strains is a serotype called Typhimurium, and it is responsible for the current outbreak. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized. Two people have been hospitalized in this outbreak so far.

Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also known as Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers Can Help

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers was built to get the answers you need and the results you deserve. We have recovered millions for our clients and have forced the food industry to become safer for all of us.

Our Salmonella lawyers are renowned within the food safety industry, believe in the cases we take, and have the courtroom experience to get results. We handle food injury cases nationwide and are ready to put our knowledge, experience, and resources behind your case.

Contact us for more information

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is a national law firm that focuses on food safety and protection of those who have been infected. We have experience with all types of outbreaks, including Salmonella. We offer free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by a food poisoning outbreak, and will offer honest advice about whether it makes sense to file a Salmonella lawsuit.

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