Safeway Hit With Wrongful Death Suit From Listeria Outbreak

Law360, New York (December 23, 2014, 6:47 PM EST) -- Safeway Inc. was hit with a wrongful death suit Monday in California court, alleging an 87-year-old woman died of a listeria infection after eating a caramel apple purchased at a Safeway grocery store, the first wrongful death suit from the ongoing outbreak.

Plaintiff James Frey said his wife, Shirlee Jean Frey, was a victim of the listeria outbreak that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, has affected 29 people in 10 states as of Dec. 22. According to the complaint, the CDC reported that prepackaged, commercially produced caramel apples were likely contaminated with listeria. Frey alleged Safeway and other unnamed...

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