BURLESON, Texas – A Texas resident has filed a lawsuit against Sofia Produce, L.L.C. (Trufresh) in connection to the Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak. The lawsuit was filed by Tamy Dillon, who fell ill with salmonella poisoning after consuming cantaloupe at the AA China Super Buffet Inc. in Burleson. Dillon experienced symptoms of severe gastrointestinal illness and cognitive decline and had to be hospitalized for six days.
The outbreak, which has seen more than 300 reported cases across 42 states, has prompted Trufresh to recall its Malichita and Rudy branded cantaloupes. Nearly half of the victims have required hospitalization due to the severity of their illnesses. Ron Simon, a National Food Safety Attorney, expressed concern over the outbreak’s rapid growth and the need to determine how the salmonella contamination occurred in the fruit. Simon and his law firm, Ron Simon & Associates, represent several victims of the outbreak.
To assist victims of the outbreak, Ron Simon & Associates has established the Salmonella Cantaloupe Claim Center. Victims can seek assistance by calling the center toll-free at 1-888-335-4901 or visiting their website at www.ronsimonassociates.com or cantaloupesalmonellalawsuit.com.
Ron Simon, known for his expertise in food safety litigation, has fought for the rights of food poisoning victims for over 25 years. His work has led to significant improvements in food safety procedures within Fortune 500 companies and the implementation of legislation aimed at protecting consumers from dangerous pathogens. Simon and his clients have been featured in major television networks and print media, raising awareness about food safety issues.
In his pursuit of safer food practices, Simon continually challenges food manufacturers, distributors, and restaurants to take responsibility and prioritize consumer safety. The ongoing litigation surrounding the Salmonella Cantaloupe outbreak emphasizes the need for heightened vigilance in food production and distribution.
The Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak associated with Sofia Produce, L.L.C. (Trufresh) has affected over 300 individuals in 42 states. The victims’ lawsuits against the company are being handled by Ron Simon & Associates, a renowned food safety law firm. The establishment of the Salmonella Cantaloupe Claim Center aims to provide support and assistance to those affected. As investigations continue, it is crucial for all parties involved in food production to prioritize safety and take necessary measures to prevent similar outbreaks in the future.