The suit was filed by the girl’s attorneys Richard J. Arsenault and J. R. Whaley, of food safety law firm Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, and attorney Brian Cigelske, of the Carterville, Ga.-based law firm, McCain Cigelske.
“E. coli O157:H7 in any food product is unacceptable, but in cookies, it’s particularly problematic because many of the consumers are very young. They are a population that is particularly vulnerable to the most tragic consequences of the E. coli poisoning,” said food safety lawyer Richard J. Arsenault, in a published report.
Many associated with this outbreak have contacted Neblett, Beard & Arsenault and the firm is gathering information through the FDA, CDC and other health and safety organizations on behalf of their clients.
According to the CDC, 70 people in 30 states have become sickened with a particular strain of E. coli 0157:H7 between March and June 2009. Of those interviewed by health investigators, most patients reported handling Nestle Toll House cookie dough products.
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