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Suit Filed Against Maker of Spinach Linked to E. coli Outbreak

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By News Desk | November 14, 2012

A New York woman sickened in the ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to a packaged spinach and spring mix is suing the producer of the contaminated greens.

Sandra Isaac, a resident of the Rochester area, became the first outbreak victim to file suit against State Garden, whose Spinach and Spring Garden Mix has been implicated as the source of the bacteria Tuesday.

According to the complaint, Isaac – a nurse at University Health’s St. Mary’s campus – ate the mixed greens October 16, 17, 18 and 19 in a variety of salads at work, before developing a gastrointestinal illness the evening of the 19th. After continuing to produce loose stools for several hours, she was forced to leave her nighttime shift early. Three days later, Isaac’s stool turned bloody and she began to vomit. Her husband rushed her to the emergency room, where she was treated for dehydration.

A CT scan taken at the hospital showed that Isaac’s colon had become badly inflamed and was bleeding.

Isaac was released from the hospital that day, but is still recovering from her illness at home, says the complaint, filed in district court with the Western District of New York by Marler Clark, the Seattle-based food safety firm that also underwrites Food Safety News.

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