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The first lawsuit stemming from the salmonella outbreak that has sickened 1,319 people, hospitalized 255 and caused the death of two in 43 states, the District of Columbia and Canada has been filed in Colorado against Walmart and an unidentified supplier. The litigation charges that the plaintiff bought raw jalapeno peppers at Walmart, ate them and subsequently suffered from salmonella poisoning.

The law firm representing the plaintiff describes itself as having “represented thousands of victims of foodborne illness outbreaks since the landmark Jack in the Box E. coli case.”

KC's View:
Let the games begin. You have to figure there could be dozens, even hundreds more lawsuits before this is done.

I will say this, tough. It appears that this law firm was able to find and identify jalapeno peppers with salmonella contamination faster than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).