Onion Grower Sued Over Salmonella Outbreak
Law360 (August 4, 2020, 6:56 PM EDT) — A California woman is suing Thomson International Inc. and Stater Bros Markets over the salmonella outbreak that’s hit 34 states, saying she came down with the disease after eating red onions supplied and sold by the companies.
In a complaint yesterday that her attorneys said was the first related to the outbreak, Betty Alderson alleges that she bought onions at a Stater Bros. store in Beaumont, California, in June, and by the end of the month experienced nausea, diarrhea, fatigue and kidney failure.
Alderson says she was diagnosed with salmonella and hospitalized for 13 days. She continues to receive medical attention,…