Odwalla Apple Juice E. coli OutbreakIn 1996, Odwalla apple juice was discovered to be the source of an E. coli outbreak. Several children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after consuming the tainted juice, and were forced to undergo kidney dialysis.
Bill Marler and Denis Stearns represented the families of the most severely injured children in this outbreak.
Two months before an E. coli outbreak was linked to Odwalla apple juice, several Seattle families became ill with E. coli infections. All victims tested positive for genetically identical strains of E. coli.
Although at the time apple juice was not considered a possible source of contamination, after the larger outbreak was discovered, epidemiologists reviewed the earlier cases, and it was determined that Odwalla apple juice was the most likely cause of the earlier outbreak.
- THE ETHICAL EDGE
- Juice Maker Settles With More Families of Young E. coli Victims
- FDA Rules Target Tainted Juices
- Odwalla Settles 5 E. coli Cases
- Odwalla Heads for Plea Deal, Big Fine
- U.S. Army Declined to Carry Odwalla
- Odwalla May Face Punitive Damages
- Suits Against Odwalla Mount in E. coli Case
- Family of Boy Stricken by E. coli Sues Juice Maker
- Couple Sues Odwalla Over Child's Illness
- Fifth Lawsuit Filed Against Odwalla
- Odwalla to Pay for Ailing Boy
- 1998 Trial Set in E. coli Lawsuit
- Family of Sick Boy Waiting for Odwalla to Honor Promise
- Issaquah Couple Sues in E. coli Case
- First suit Filed over E. coli From Juice: Odwalla and Starbucks Named