ATLANTA — The national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with Atlanta, Ga., based co-counsel Conley Griggs Partin LLP, filed the first Salmonella lawsuit against J.M. Smucker Co., the maker of Jif Peanut Butter, after the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of Salmonella bacteria linked to the contaminated peanut butter.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Bradley Agnew in Hart County, Ga. A copy of the lawsuit is available upon request.
Simon has represented thousands of victims, including in two recent peanut butter Salmonella outbreaks, the firm said.
According to the firm, within days of consuming Jif Peanut Butter, Agnew suffered from painful abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headaches and fatigue, all symptoms of Salmonellosis. He was forced to seek significant medical treatment, including being hospitalized for six days, before doctors confirmed that he had contracted Salmonella poisoning. He is still recovering from his illness.
State health officials interviewed Agnew and determined that he was part of the Jif Peanut Butter Salmonella outbreak.
J.M. Smucker Co. has recalled all jars of Jif peanut butter with lot codes 1274425-2140425.