Glass Onion Catering & Gourmet Foods E. coli OutbreakThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced with state health departments that an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak had been detected among residents of California, Washington state, Texas and Arizona in October and November of 2013. When the e. coli outbreak investigation was complete, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received reports of 33 E. coli cases traced to Glass Onion Catering salads and wraps. 27 E. coli cases had been reported among California residents.
Several retail outlets recalled Glass Onion Catering's salads and wraps after the announcement. Trader Joe's, Walgreens and Whole Foods all had received the potentially contaminated products.
Marler Clark's E. coli attorneys filed the first lawsuit against Artherstone Foods, Glass Onion Catering's parent company, on November 14, 2013. The lawsuit was filed in Sonoma County Superior Court in California on behalf of a woman who fell ill with an E. coli infection in October, 2013. The law firm filed a second lawsuit against Artherstone Foods on November 25, 2013. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco County Superior Court on behalf of a San Francisco woman who also was ill with an E. coli infection in October of 2013.
In April of 2014, Marler Clark amended all previously filed complaints to include Trader Joe's as a defendant. In addition, the law firm filed 3 new lawsuits on behalf of California and Washington state residents.