Case Law Index Food Safety

January 1, 1995 – September 1, 2015

 

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Food Safety that were decided between the dates listed above. The cases are listed in reverse chronological order.The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


SUPREME COURT

Nat’l Meat Ass’n v. Harris, 132 S. Ct. 965, 181 L. Ed. 2d 950 (2012) ( whether the Federal Meat Inspection Act expressly preempts a California law dictating what slaughterhouses must do with pigs that cannot walk, known in the trade as nonambulatory pigs) Text


 

FIRST CIRCUIT

Catalan Lozada v. Tienda Big Kmart De Fajardo, No. KLAN201400496, 2014 WL 5600707 (P.R. Cir. Sept. 30, 2014)(“worms” in chocolate)

Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc. v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., No. 2:13-CV-436-GZS, 2014 WL 4723083 (D. Me. Sept. 23, 2014)(E.coli O157:H7 outbreak in the fall of 2009, ground beef) Text

Jones v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., No. 2:11-CV-437-GZS, 2013 WL 6019294 (D. Me. Nov. 13, 2013)(E. Coli outbreak, ground beef) Text

Long v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., 701 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2012)(E. coli-tainted beef) Text

Velazquez v. Abbott Labs., 901 F. Supp. 2d 279 (D.P.R. 2012)(warehouse beetles in powdered milk) Text

Jones v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., No. 2:11-CV-437-GZS, 2012 WL 3990089 (D. Me. Sept. 11, 2012)(e.coli ground beef) Text

Precourt v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., No. 10-CV-337-LM, 2012 WL 707083 (D.N.H. Mar. 5, 2012)(e.coli beef) Text

Precourt v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., 856 F. Supp. 2d 327 (D.N.H. 2012)(e.coli beef) Text

Nat’l Pasteurized Eggs, LLC v. Davidson, No. 07-103-JL, 2011 WL 6257307 (D.N.H. Dec. 15, 2011)(process of pasteurizing eggs in shells)

Long v. Fairbank Farms Reconstruction Corp., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 6102056 (D. Me. Oct. 25, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms Reconstruction Corp., 824 F. Supp. 2d 197 (D. Me. 2011)(e. coli beef) Text

Long v. Fairbank Farms Reconstruction Corp., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 5386604 (D. Me. Oct. 25, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms Reconstruction Corp., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 5386601 (D. Me. Oct. 25, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms Reconstruction Corp., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 5386599 (D. Me. Oct. 25, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms Reconstruction Corp., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 5386596 (D. Me. Oct. 25, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms Reconstruction Corp., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 5386593 (D. Me. Oct. 25, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms, Inc., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 2490950 (D. Me. June 22, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms, Inc., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 2219420 (D. Me. May 31, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms, Inc., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 2516378 (D. Me. May 31, 2011) amended, No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 2490950 (D. Me. June 22, 2011) and aff’d, No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 2669199 (D. Me. July 7, 2011) and aff’d sub nom. Smith v. Fairbank Farms, Inc., No. 2:10-CV-60-GZS, 2011 WL 2669205 (D. Me. July 7, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Long v. Fairbank Farms, Inc., No. 1:09-CV-592-GZS, 2011 WL 2183479 (D. Me. May 25, 2011)(e. coli beef)

Nat’l Starch & Chem. Trading Co. v. M/V Star Inventana, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88722 (D. Me. 2006) (escherichia coli case)

Roney v. Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers of New York, Inc., 2006 WL 696251 (D. Me. 2006) (tort claim regarding undercooked hamburger at a fast food restaurant)

United States v. Greenburg, 410 F.3d 63 (1st Cir. 2005) (illegal meat-packaging scheme)  Text

Rubin v. Coors Brewing Co., 514 U.S. 476 (1995) (challenging the constitutionality of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act)  Text

Goya de Puerto Rico, Inc. v. Munoz-Munoz, 136 F. Supp. 2d 9 (D. P.R. 2001) (regulation of canning and importation of pigeon peas)  Text

Nw. Selecta, Inc. v. Munoz, 106 F. Supp. 2d 223 (D.P.R. 2000) (constitutionality of requirements of federal inspection certificate)  Text

United States v. Varela-Cruz, 66 F. Supp. 2d 274 (D. P.R. 1999) (adulteration of milk with water and salt)  Text

United States v. Vidal-Cruz, 67 F. Supp. 2d 35 (D. P.R. 1999) (delivery of milk adulterated with of water and salt)  Text

United States v. Randazzo, 80 F.3d 623 (1st Cir. 1996) (adulteration and mislabeling of shrimp)  Text


 

SECOND CIRCUIT

Blevio v. Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc., No. 3:14-CV-00171-WWE, 2015 WL 3869107 (D. Conn. June 23, 2015)(e. coli beef) Text

Blevio v. Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc., No. 3:14-CV-00171-WWE, 2015 WL 1395942 (D. Conn. Mar. 25, 2015)(e. coli beef) Text

Grocery Mfrs. Ass’n v. Sorrell, No. 5:14-CV-117, 2015 WL 1931142 (D. Vt. Apr. 27, 2015)( requirement that certain manufacturers and retailers identify whether raw and processed food sold in Vermont was produced in whole or in part through genetic engineering) Text

Blevio v. Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc., No. 3:14-CV-00171-WWE, 2014 WL 5817814 (D. Conn. Nov. 10, 2014)(e. coli beef) Text

United States v. N.Y. Fish, Inc., 10 F. Supp. 3d 355 (E.D.N.Y. 2014)(adulterated food , Listeria) Text

Milnot Holding Corp v. Thruway Produce, Inc., No. 08-CV-6140 CJS, 2014 WL 895220 (W.D.N.Y. Mar. 5, 2014)(apples that were contaminated with rat poison) Text

Milnot Holding Corp. v. Thruway Produce, Inc., No. 08-CV-6140 CJS, 2014 WL 768830 (W.D.N.Y. Feb. 26, 2014)(apples that were contaminated with rat poison) Text

Milnot Holding Corp. v. Thruway Produce, Inc., No. 08-CV-6140 CJS, 2014 WL 575540 (W.D.N.Y. Feb. 11, 2014)(apples that were contaminated with rat poison) Text

Natural Res. Def. Council, Inc. v. U.S. Food & Drug Admin., 872 F. Supp. 2d 318 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) rev’d, 760 F.3d 151 (2d Cir. 2014)( FDA requesting that the agency rescind approvals for subtherapeutic uses in livestock of any antibiotic used) Text

Calabro v. Aniqa Halal Live Poultry Corp., 650 F.3d 163 (2d Cir. 2011)(Poultry Products Inspection Act) Text

Mest v. Naguib, No. 08-CV-00416A(F), 2010 WL 1644189 (W.D.N.Y. March 30, 2010) (suit against USDA for failure to follow proper inspection procedures)

Allen v. Robert’s Am. Gourmet Food, Inc., No. 07-CV-2661 (NGG)(ETB), 2009 WL 2951980 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2009) (settlement for claims of salmonella in infants’ food)

N.Y. State Rest. Ass’n v. N.Y.C. Bd. of Health, 545 F.Supp.2d 363 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (denying stay of enforcement of caloric posting rule pending appeal)  Text

N.Y. State Rest. Ass’n v. N.Y.C. Bd. of Health, No. 08 Civ. 1000(RJH), 2008 WL 1752455 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 16, 2008) (denying injunction to stop required posting of caloric content at restaurants)

N.Y. State Rest. Ass’n v. N.Y.C. Bd. of Health, 509 F.Supp.2d 351 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) (city’s requirement for posting of calorie content on menus was preempted)  Text

Bennett v. Hannelore Enters., 296 F.Supp.2d 406 (E.D.N.Y. 2003) (listeria bacteria)  Text

Baur v. Veneman, 352 F.3d 625 (2d Cir. 2003) (use of downed livestock for human consumption)  Text

Legal Sea Foods, Inc. v. Calise. 2003 WL 21991588 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (HAACP programs as proprietary information)

Kraft Foods N. Am., Inc. v. Rockland County Dep’t of Weights & Measures, 2003 WL 554796 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (net weight inspection practices)

United States v. Blue Ribbon Smoked Fish, Inc., 179 F. Supp. 2d 30 (E.D. N.Y. 2001) aff’d, 56 F. App’x. 542 (2d Cir. 2003) (adulterated fish products)  Text

Nasik Breeding & Research Farm Ltd. v. Merck & Co., Inc., 165 F. Supp. 2d 514 (S.D. N.Y. 2001) (sale of allegedly diseased breeding chickens)  Text

Ruggiero v. Perdue Poultry Co., 96 CIV. 4929 (BSJ), 1997 WL 811530 (S.D. N.Y. Sept. 29, 1997) (consumer’s action against turkey manufacturer)

United States v. 910 Cases, More or Less, of an Article of Food, 96 CV 3575 (SJ), 1997 WL 375746 (E.D. N.Y. July 1, 1997) (food adulterated by operator of warehouse)

Int’l Dairy Foods Ass’n v. Amestoy, 92 F.3d 67 (2d Cir. 1996) (milk labeling)  Text

United States v. Eight Unlabeled Cases, More or Less, of an Article of Food, 909 F. Supp. 129 (E.D. N.Y. 1995) (import of contaminated and mislabeled mushrooms and fish)   Text


 

THIRD CIRCUIT

McLane Foodservice, Inc. v. Ready Pac Produce, Inc., No. 10-CV-6076 RMB/JS, 2012 WL 2462291 (D.N.J. June 27, 2012) (e. coli lettuce) Text

McLane Foodservice, Inc. v. Ready Pac Produce, Inc., No. CIV. 10-6076 RMB/JS, 2012 WL 1981559 (D.N.J. June 1, 2012)(e. coli lettuce) Text

United States v. Allgyer, No. CIV.A. 11-02651, 2012 WL 355261 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 3, 2012)( milking, packaging, labeling, selling, and distributing of unpasteurized cow milk in interstate commerce for human consumption in violation of the PHSA and FDCA)

Adams Extract & Spice, LLC v. Van de Vries Spice Corp., No. CIV.A. 11-720 JAP, 2011 WL 6756973 (D.N.J. Dec. 23, 2011)(cost incurred recalling pepper spices for salmonella)

Corbi v. Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, No. 08-5875 (RBK/JS), 2010 WL 4226523 (D. N.J. Oct 21, 2010) (salmonella poisoning from casino)

Travelers Indem. Co. v. Dammann & Co., Inc., 592 F.Supp.2d 752 (D.N.J. 2008) (breach of contract; selling contaminated vanilla beans)  Text

In re Pet Food Products Liab. Litig., No. 07-2867 (NLH), 2008 WL 4937632 (D.N.J. Nov. 18, 2008) (approval of class action settlement agreement)

Fellner v. Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC, 539 F.3d 237 (3rd Cir. 2008) (failure to warn)  Text

Moyer Packing Co. v. U.S., 567 F.Supp.2d 737 (E.D. Pa. 2008) (negligent inspection of meat packer by USDA)  Text

Solae, Inc. v. Hershey Can., Inc., 557 F.Supp.2d 452 (D. Del. 2008) (liability for damages caused by product recall)  Text

Langan v. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64673 (D.N.J. 2006) (escherichia coli case)

Winnicki v. Bennigan’s, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5568 (D.N.J. 2006) (escherichia coli case)

Drayton v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 2004 WL 765123, (E.D. Pa. 2004) (listeria moncytogenes contamination)

Tittensor v. County of Montgomery, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18159 (D. Pa. 2003) (escherichia coli case)

Etienne v. United Corp., CIV. 205/1999, 2001 WL 1568598 (Terr. V.I. Oct. 15, 2001) (food borne illness claim)

Hillcrest Sales, Inc. v. Chilean Line, Inc., CIV.A. 96-7177, 1998 WL 961894 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 18, 1998) (“improper delivery” of lemons)

Fisher Bros. Sales, Inc. v. United States, 46 F.3d 279 (3d Cir. 1995) (cyanide in Chilean fruit)  Text


 

FOURTH CIRCUIT

Nemphos v. Nestle Waters N. Am., Inc., 775 F.3d 616 (4th Cir. 2015)( developing dental fluorosis after consuming bottled water, infant formula, and baby food) Text

LLoyd v. Frontera Produce, Ltd., No. CIV. WDQ-13-2232, 2014 WL 4825641 (D. Md. Sept. 24, 2014)(cantaloupe listeria) Text

Jiali Tang v. Synutra Int’l, Inc., 656 F.3d 242 (4th Cir. 2011)(infant formula contaminated with melamine) Text

T.W. v. Conagra Foods, Inc., No. CIV.A. WMN-09-2932, 2011 WL 1790635 (D. Md. May 10, 2011)(frozen pot pie allegedly with salmonella) Text

Griffin v. Wilcohess, No. 0:10-489-JFA, 2010 WL 3803695 (D. S.C. Sept. 23, 2010) (plaintiff did not provide food poisoning was contracted from defendant’s preparation practices)

In re Peanut Corp. of Am., No. 6:10-cv-00027, 2010 WL 3463214 (W.D. Va. Sept. 1, 2010) (disbursement of claims following wide-spread salmonella poisoning)

Rhone-Poulenc Agro S.A. v. Monsanto Co., 445 F. Supp. 2d 531, 535 (D.N.C. 2006) (seed patent case regarding escherichia coli contamination)  Text

S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 353 F.3d 367 (4th Cir. 2003) (damaged meat from an ammonia leak at a storage facility)  Text

Dawkins v. United States, 226 F. Supp. 2d 750 (D.N.C. 2002) (FSIS responsibilities)  Text

So. States Coop. v. I.S.P. Co., 198 F. Supp. 2d 807 (D. W.Va. 2002) (animal feed)  Text

Kelly v. Fullwood Foods, Inc., 111 F. Supp. 2d 712 (D. Md. 2000) (injuries sustained from contaminated food)  Text

Gross v. King David Bistro, Inc., 83 F. Supp. 2d 597 (D. Md. 2000) (injuries sustained from contaminated fish salad)  Text

Gross v. King David Bistro, Inc., 84 F. Supp. 2d 675, 676 (D. Md. 2000) (shigella bacteria contamination )  Text


 

FIFTH CIRCUIT

McKinney v. Mac Acquisition, LLC, No. CIV.A. 13-4991, 2014 WL 1572883 (E.D. La. Apr. 17, 2014)(salmonella at restaurant) Text

Hayes v. Frontera Produce, Ltd., No. 3:12-CV-00588-BAJ, 2014 WL 1246845 (M.D. La. Mar. 24, 2014), appeal dismissed (Sept. 25, 2014), appeal dismissed (Feb. 27, 2015), reconsideration denied, No. 3:12-CV-00588-BAJ, 2014 WL 3615174 (M.D. La. July 18, 2014)(cantaloupe contaminated with Listeria) Text

Gilbert v. Frontera Produce, Ltd., No. CIV.A. 12-2754, 2014 WL 801451 (W.D. La. Feb. 28, 2014)(cantaloupe contaminated with Listeria) Text

United States v. Chung’s Products LP, 941 F. Supp. 2d 770 (S.D. Tex. 2013)(violations of food safety egg rolls) Text

United States v. Chung’s Products, LP, No. CIV.A. H-10-759, 2013 WL 1786500 (S.D. Tex. Apr. 9, 2013)(violations of food safety egg rolls)

Crosby v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 10-1015 (La. App. 5 Cir. 6/14/11), 67 So. 3d 695 (La. Ct. App. 2011)(developed gastritis and was hospitalized after eating egg rolls from store) Text

Empacadora de Carnes de Fresnillo, S.A. de C.V. v. Curry, 476 F.3d 326 (5th Cir. 2007)(state ban on horse slaughter for human consumption upheld)  Text

In re Supreme Beef Processors, Inc., 468 F.3d 248 (5th Cir. 2006) (sovereign immunity claims)  Text

Invitrogen Corp. v. Biocrest Mfg., L.P., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28975 (D. Tex. 2004) (patent infringement case regarding escherichia coli cell replication)

Zayler v. United States, 279 F. Supp. 2d 805 (D. Tex. 2003) (FSIS declaration of unsafe beef)  Text

Supreme Beef Processors, Inc. v. USDA, 275 F.3d 432 (5th Cir. 2001) (meat inspection)  Text

Supreme Beef Processors, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 275 F.3d 432 (5th Cir. 2001) (salmonella tests in determining plant’s insanitation)  Text

Verzwyvelt v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 175 F. Supp. 2d 881 (W.D. La. 2001) (listeria bacteria case)  Text

Texas Beef Group v. Winfrey, 201 F.3d 680 (5th Cir. 2000) (a dispute over “mad cow disease”)   Text

Fuggins v. Burger King, 760 So. 2d 605 (action to recover for food poisoning caused by a hamburger)  Text

Supreme Beef Processors, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 3-99-CV-2713-G, 1999 WL 33117235 (N.D. Tex. Dec. 20, 1999) (dispute over the USDA’s authority to withdraw inspection services)

United States v. Approximately 700 Pounds of Lamb Meat Products, CIV. A. 97-1459, 1997 WL 564010 (E.D. La. Sept. 8, 1997) (adulterated meat products)

United States v. Food, 2,998 Cases, 64 F.3d 984 (5th Cir. 1995) (import of adulterated mushrooms)  Text


 

SIXTH CIRCUIT

Cline v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., No. 3:15-0275, 2015 WL 3650389 (M.D. Tenn. June 11, 2015)(allergic reaction to cookie) Text

United States v. Am. Mercantile Corp., No. 11-2371-STA-CGC, 2012 WL 5457355 (W.D. Tenn. Nov. 8, 2012)(sanitation, good manufacturing practices and pest control, and to ensure compliance with the FDCA as well as FDA Regulations) Text

Moore v. Charter Foods, Inc., No. 5:11-CV-150-JMH, 2012 WL 1313342 (E.D. Ky. Apr. 17, 2012)(salmonella restaurant) Text

United States v. Scenic View Dairy, L.L.C., No. 1:10-CV-865, 2011 WL 3879490 (W.D. Mich. Sept. 1, 2011)(delivering adulterated food for introduction into interstate commerce) Text

Honeybaked Foods, Inc. v. Affiliated FM Ins. C., No. 3:08CV01686, 2011 WL 834067 (N.D. Ohio March 4, 2011) (insurance coverage dispute for losses due to tainted food products)

Int’l Dairy Foods Ass’n v. Boggs, 622 F.3d 628 (6th Cir. 2010) (USDA regulation requiring labeling of dairy products with regard to artificial hormones, pesticides, or antibiotics)  Text

Furline v. Michigan Turkey Producers Co-op, No. 1:10-cv-522, 2010 WL 3273126 (W.D. Mich. Aug. 19, 2010) (boy injured by ingesting needle lodged in hotdog)

N. Am. Deer Farmers Ass’n v. Gassett, No. 3:08-04-DCR, 2008 WL 4148907 (E.D. Ky. Sept. 2, 2008) (statute to prevent chronic wasting disease)

Crestview Parke Care Ctr. v. Thompson, 373 F.3d 743 (6th Cir. 2004) (nursing home claim regarding sanitary food service)  Text

Dailey v. Veneman, 2002 WL 31780191 (6th Cir. 2002) (constitutional challenge to Federal Meat Inspection Act and Poultry Products Inspection Act)

United States v. Turner, 50 F. Supp. 2d 687 (E.D. Mich. 1999) (violation of labeling and sanitation requirements)  Text

Casteel v. Sara Lee Corp., 51 F. Supp. 2d 816 (E.D. Mich. 1999) (class action products liability suit)  Text

United States v. Crouse, 145 F.3d 786 (6th Cir. 1998) (adulterated orange juice)  Text

United States v. Mays, 77 F.3d 906 (6th Cir. 1996) (adulterated food sales)  Text

United States v. Union Cheese Co., 902 F. Supp. 778 (N.D. Ohio 1995) (adulteration of cheese)  Text

United States v. Tuente Livestock, 888 F. Supp. 1416 (S.D. Ohio 1995) (adulterated food in interstate commerce)  Text

United States v. Mays, 69 F.3d 116 (6th Cir. 1995) (orange juice adulterated with sugar)  Text


 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT

United States v. E. Seafood, Inc., No. 02 C 5129, 2015 WL 4607624 (N.D. Ill. July 31, 2015)(causing adulterated articles of food to be introduced into interstate commerce) Text

Smith v. Frontera Produce, Ltd., No. 3:13-CV-832, 2014 WL 4536566 (N.D. Ind. Sept. 11, 2014)(cantaloupe listeria) Text

Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am. v. RSUI Indem. Co., 844 F. Supp. 2d 933 (N.D. Ill. 2012)(insurance coverage ground beef e coli) Text

Elanco Animal Health v. Archers Daniel Midland, Co., No. 1:08-cv-386-RLY-TAB, 2008 WL 4099881 (S.D. Ind. Sept. 4, 2008) (liability for failure to properly clean truck)

Campbell v. Supervalu, Inc., 565 F.Supp.2d 969 (N.D. Ind. 2008) (statute of limitations barred claims against seller of tainted meat)  Text

Cavel Int’l, Inc. v. Madigan, 500 F.3d 551 (7th Cir. 2007) (state ban on horse slaughter for human consumption upheld)  Text

Campbell v. Supervalu, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25023 (N.D. Ind. 2007) (escherichia coli case)

United States v. LaGrou Distrib. Sys., 466 F.3d 585 (7th Cir. 2006) (knowing improper storage of poultry, meat, and food products)   Text

McRoy v. Sheahan, 2006 WL 2714836 (N.D. Ill. 2006) (food handling procedures at correctional facility)

Pena v. Am. Meat Packing Corp., 258 F.Supp.2d 864 (N.D. Ill. 2003) (USDA violations and employment claim)  Text

United States v. Mantas, 274 F.3d 1127 (7th Cir. 2001) (improperly storing of poultry and meat products)  Text

Hayden v. Bryan, 99 C 785, 1999 WL 104156 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 24, 1999) (jurisdiction in food borne illness case)

Stauber v. Shalala, 895 F. Supp. 1178 (W.D. Wis. 1995) (application of bovine growth hormone drug)  Text


 

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

United States v. Aossey, No. 14-CR-116-LRR, 2015 WL 4064312 (N.D. Iowa July 2, 2015)( sell misbranded meat) Text

Cont’l Cas. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:14-CV-194, 2015 WL 3852772 (D. Neb. June 22, 2015)(insurance coverage e coli ground beef) Text

United States v. Quality Egg, L.L.C., 2015 WL 1769042 (N.D.Iowa)(eggs salmonella) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 6815628 (D. Neb. Dec. 2, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

W. v. Frontera Produce Ltd., No. 13-CV-0943-FJG, 2014 WL 5810213 (W.D. Mo. Nov. 7, 2014)(listeria cantaloupe) Text

Riffle v. Frontera Produce Ltd., No. 13-CV-0791-FJG, 2014 WL 5810201 (W.D. Mo. Nov. 7, 2014)(listeria cantaloupe) Text

Hot Stuff Foods, LLC v. Houston Cas. Co., 771 F.3d 1071 (8th Cir. 2014)(insurance coverage of sausage recall) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 3661485 (D. Neb. July 22, 2014) (e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 2112947 (D. Neb. May 20, 2014) (e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 2112935 (D. Neb. May 20, 2014) (e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 2112865 (D. Neb. May 20, 2014) (e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 1767480 (D. Neb. May 2, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 1513156 (D. Neb. Apr. 16, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 1455575 (D. Neb. Apr. 14, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 1344487 (D. Neb. Apr. 4, 2014) reconsideration denied, No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 1455575 (D. Neb. Apr. 14, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 1333746 (D. Neb. Apr. 2, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 1128285 (D. Neb. Mar. 20, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Nemphos v. Nestle Waters N. Am., Inc., 775 F.3d 616 (4th Cir. 2015)(minor consumed items and later developed dental fluorosis) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 700013 (D. Neb. Feb. 24, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2014 WL 128387 (D. Neb. Jan. 13, 2014)(e coli ground beef) Text

Adams v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 3:10-CV-03120, 2013 WL 5218313 (W.D. Ark. Sept. 16, 2013) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2013 WL 4875997 (D. Neb. Sept. 11, 2013)(e coli ground beef) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2013 WL 1502238 (D. Neb. Apr. 11, 2013)(e coli ground beef) Text

Netherlands Ins. Co. v. Main St. Ingredients, LLC, No. CIV. 11-533 DSD/FLN, 2013 WL 101876 (D. Minn. Jan. 8, 2013) aff’d, 745 F.3d 909 (8th Cir. 2014)(insurance coverage recall of instant milk) Text

Adams v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. CIV. 10-3120, 2012 WL 4468473 (W.D. Ark. Aug. 10, 2012) report and recommendation adopted, No. 3:10-CV-03120, 2012 WL 4472099 (W.D. Ark. Sept. 26, 2012)(FOIA Food Safety Inspection Service) Text

Sims v. Dixie Restaurants, Inc., No. 4:11CV00583 JLH, 2012 WL 3107943 (E.D. Ark. July 31, 2012)(restaurant staphylococcus bacteria) Text

Hot Stuff Foods, LLC v. Houston Cas. Co., No. CIV. 11-4055-KES, 2012 WL 2675225 (D.S.D. July 5, 2012) rev’d in part, 771 F.3d 1071 (8th Cir. 2014)(insurance sausage recall) Text

Am. Home Assur. Co. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co., No. 8:11CV270, 2012 WL 2061941 (D. Neb. June 7, 2012)(e coli ground beef) Text

Holt v. Quality Egg, L.L.C., 777 F. Supp. 2d 1160 (N.D. Iowa 2011)(salmonella eggs) Text

Tousignant ex rel. Tousignant v. Kanan Enterprises, Inc., No. CIV. 09-919 MJD/JSM, 2011 WL 1868842 (D. Minn. May 16, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

Daughetee v. CHR Hansen, Inc., No. C09-4100-MWB, 2011 WL 1043504 (N.D. Iowa Mar. 17, 2011)(microwave popcorn butter flavorings containing diacetyl) Text

Spence v. Supervalu, Inc., No. 4:10 CV 1847 RWS, 2011 WL 806412 (E.D. Mo. Mar. 2, 2011)(fried chicken salmonella) Text

Nebraska Beef, Ltd. v. Meyer Foods Holdings, LLC, No. 8:09-CV-00043-LSC, 2011 WL 740199 (D. Neb. Feb. 24, 2011)(e coli ground beef) Text

True v. Conagra Foods, Inc., No. 07-00770-CV-W-DW, 2011 WL 176037 (W.D. Mo. Jan 4, 2011) (class certification in pot pie salmonella case)

Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund v. Sebelius, 734 F.Supp.2d 668 (N.D. Iowa 2010) (challenge to FDA regulations of milk sold in interstate commerce)

In re Bisphenol-A Polycarbonate Plastic Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 1967, No. 08-1967-MD-W-ODS, 2009 WL 3762965 (W.D. Mo. Nov. 9, 2009) (federal preemption; regulation of food additive)

United States v. Captain’s Select Seafood, Inc., No. 0:08-CV-1658 (PJS/RLE), 2009 WL 398081 (D. Minn. Feb. 17, 2009) (moving enjoin processor from operating until proper HACCP approved)

United States v. 8,800 Pounds of Powdered Egg White Prod., 551 F.3d 759 (8th Cir. 2008) (destruction of powdered egg whites illegally imported into U.S.)  Text

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 566 F.Supp.2d 995 (D.S.D. 2008) (granting injunction to stop USDA from removing import restrictions on Canadian beef)  Text

United States v. 8,800 Pounds of Powdered Egg White, No. 1:044CV76 RWS, 2007 WL 2955571 (E.D. Mo. Oct. 5,2007) (importation of eggs without a permit)

Neb. Beef, Ltd. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 803CV174, 2007 WL 2344819 (D. Neb. Aug. 15, 2007) (claim of biased and arbitrary meat inspection)

Saul v. Dominiack, 2007 WL 2682526 (N.D. Iowa 2007) (escherichia coli food poisoning)

Barnes v. United States, 448 F.3d 1065 (8th Cir. 2006) (FSIS’s tort immunity)   Text

Neb. Beef, Ltd. v. Greening, 398 F.3d 1080 (8th Cir. 2005) (Bivens remedy availability)  Text

United States v. Jorgensen, 144 F.3d 550 (8th Cir. 1998) (misbranding convictions)  Text

Truth in Labeling Campaign v. Shalala, 999 F. Supp. 1289 (E.D. Mo. 1998) (identification of monosodium glutamate (MSG) on food labels)  Text

Nat’l Bank of Commerce v. Associated Milk Producers, Inc., 22 F. Supp. 2d 942 (E.D. Ark. 1998) aff’d sub nom. Nat’l Bank of Commerce of El Dorado v. Associated Milk Producers, Inc., 191 F.3d 858 (8th Cir. 1999) (failure to show that contaminated milk caused laryngal cancer)  Text

Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 968 F. Supp. 444 (E.D. Ark. 1997) (insured’s sales of contaminated food)   Text

Kenney v. Glickman, 96 F.3d 1118 (8th Cir. 1996) (challenging regulation governing meat and poultry processing)  Text


 

NINTH CIRCUIT

Schwarz v. Frontera Produce Ltd., No. 11-CV-4280-FJG, 2014 WL 5810113 (W.D. Mo. Nov. 7, 2014)(cantaloupe listeria) Text

Riva v. Pepsico, Inc., No. C-14-0478 EMC, 2015 WL 993350 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 4, 2015)(alleged that certain products contain a carcinogen) Text

Kowalski v. Anova Food, LLC, No. CIV. 11-00795HG-RLP, 2015 WL 1117677 (D. Haw. Feb. 12, 2015)(needle injection of ozone into fish)

Ass’n des Eleveurs de Canards et D’Oies du Quebec v. Harris, No. 2:12-CV-5735-SVW-RZ, 2015 WL 191375 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2015)(foie gras adulterated)

Compassion Over Killing v. Food & Drug Admin., No. 13-CV-01385-VC, 2014 WL 7336231 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 23, 2014)(egg production safety) Text

Ruiz Food Products, Inc. v. Catlin Syndicate Ltd., 588 F. App’x 704 (9th Cir. 2014)(insurance salmonella) Text

Missouri v. Harris, 58 F. Supp. 3d 1059 (E.D. Cal. 2014)(egg production standards) Text

Onsager v. Frontera Produce Ltd., No. CV 13-66-BU-DWM-JCL, 2014 WL 3828374 (D. Mont. Aug. 4, 2014)(cantaloupe listeria)

Bernacki v. Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc., No. 5:13-CV-02140-EJD, 2014 WL 3090815 (N.D. Cal. July 3, 2014) Text

Ass’n des Eleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Quebec v. Harris, 729 F.3d 937 (9th Cir. 2013) cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 398 (2014)(foie gras production)

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Hamburg, No. C 12-4529 PJH, 2013 WL 5718339 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 21, 2013)(seeking declaratory and injunctive relief regarding failure of FDA to promulgate final regulations by mandatory deadlines contained in FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act)  Text

Animal Legal Def. Fund v. United States Food & Drug Admin., No. C -12-04376 EDL, 2013 WL 4511936 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2013)(food safety rules regarding egg producers) Text

Del Real, LLC v. Harris, 966 F. Supp. 2d 1047 (E.D. Cal. 2013)(alleging that Del Real’s products are packaged in violation of the nonfunctional slack fill) Text

Am. Licorice Co. v. Total Sweeteners, Inc., No. C-13-1929 EMC, 2013 WL 4396778 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2013)(contaminated molasses) Text

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Hamburg, No. C 12-4529 PJH, 2013 WL 4396563 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2013), appeal dismissed (Feb. 20, 2014)(seeking declaratory and injunctive relief regarding failure of FDA to promulgate final regulations by mandatory deadlines contained in FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act) Text

Animal Legal Def. Fund v. HVFG LLC, 939 F. Supp. 2d 992 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(foie gras as adulterated food) Text

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Hamburg, 954 F. Supp. 2d 965 (N.D. Cal. 2013)(seeking declaratory and injunctive relief regarding failure of FDA to promulgate final regulations by mandatory deadlines contained in FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act) Text

Animal Legal Def. Fund v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 2:12-CV-4028-ODW, 2013 WL 1191736 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 22, 2013)(promulgate regulations condemning force-fed foie gras as an adulterated food product under the Poultry Products Inspection Act) Text

Golden Eagle Ins. Corp. v. Moon Marine (U.S.A.) Corp., No. C 12-05438 WHA, 2013 WL 594283 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 14, 2013)(insurance over salmonella outbreak) Text

Del Real, LLC v. Harris, No. 1:12-CV-01669-LJO, 2013 WL 522805 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 11, 2013)(does not apply to meat and poultry products by its own term) Text

Gen. Mills Operations, LLC v. Five Star Custom Foods, Ltd., 703 F.3d 1104 (8th Cir. 2013)(selling recalled meat balls to soup maker) Text

NuCal Foods, Inc. v. Quality Egg LLC, 918 F. Supp. 2d 1023 (E.D. Cal. 2013)(Salmonella Enteritidis contamination) Text

Patrick v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. CV12-2633 PHX DGC, 2013 WL 685892 (D. Ariz. Feb. 25, 2013)(food poisoning) Text

Nucal Foods, Inc. v. Quality Egg LLC, No. CIV S-10-3105 KJM, 2013 WL 178143 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 16, 2013)(Salmonella Enteritidis contamination) Text

NuCal Foods, Inc. v. Quality Egg LLC, 918 F. Supp. 2d 1037 (E.D. Cal. 2013)( Salmonella Enteritidis contamination) Text

United States v. Undetermined Quantities of an Article of Food, Cheese, Labeled in Part Estrella Family Creamery, No. C10-5772 BHS, 2012 WL 5269324 (W.D. Wash. Oct. 24, 2012)(adulterated food forfeiture) Text

Ruiz Food Products, Inc. v. Catlin Underwriting U.S., Inc., No. 1: 11-CV-00889-BAM, 2012 WL 4050001 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 13, 2012) aff’d sub nom. Ruiz Food Products, Inc. v. Catlin Syndicate Ltd., 588 F. App’x 704 (9th Cir. 2014)(insurance recall salmonella) Text

Nucal Foods, Inc. v. Quality Egg LLC, No. CIV S-10-3105 KJM, 2012 WL 3205046 (E.D. Cal. July 31, 2012)(Salmonella Enteritidis contamination) Text

Khurana v. N. Cent. Dist. Health Defendants’ Dep’t, No. 3:10-CV-00579-BLW, 2012 WL 1288746 (D. Idaho Apr. 16, 2012) aff’d sub nom. Khurana v. N. Cent. Dist. Health Dep’t, 605 F. App’x 677 (9th Cir. 2015)(suspended food license three times for repeated Food Code violations.) Text

Nucal Foods, Inc. v. Quality Egg LLC, No. CIV S-10-3105 KJM, 2012 WL 260078 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 27, 2012)(Salmonella Enteritidis contamination) Text

United States v. Salyer, No. CR S-10-061 LKK, 2011 WL 6153204 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 12, 2011)(  mislabeled products that it sold to its customers, resulting in adulterated and falsely labeled tomato paste and other food products entering the stream of commerce) Text

United States v. Undetermined quantities of an article of food, cheese, labeled in part, Estrella Family Creamery (Red Darla), No. C10-5772BHS, 2011 WL 6012501 (W.D. Wash. Dec. 1, 2011)(forfeiture of adulterated food)

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Vilsack, No. 11-1310-SC, 2011 WL 5038500 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 24, 2011)(genetically engineered alfalfa)

Ruiz Food Products, Inc. v. Catlin Underwriting U.S., Inc., No. 1:11-CV-00889 OWW, 2011 WL 3323046 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 2, 2011)(insurance recall salomonella) Text

United States v. Rhody Dairy, L.L.C., 812 F. Supp. 2d 1239 (W.D. Wash. 2011)(FDA violations of milk cow) Text

Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Ready Pac Foods, Inc., No. CV 09-3220 RSWL MANX, 2011 WL 1790033 (C.D. Cal. May 9, 2011)(insurance e coli)

Gen. Mills Operations, LLC v. Five Star Custom Foods, Ltd., 789 F. Supp. 2d 1148 (D. Minn. 2011) aff’d, 703 F.3d 1104 (8th Cir. 2013)(selling recalled meat balls to soup maker) Text

Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Ready Pac Foods, Inc., 782 F. Supp. 2d 1047 (C.D. Cal. 2011) Text

Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. v. Ready Pac Foods, Inc., No. CV 09-3220 RSWL MANX, 2011 WL 1059284 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 18, 2011)

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Vilsack, No. C 11-00831 JSW, 2011 WL 996343 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 17, 2011)(genetically engineered variety of sugar beet)

Haake v. Safeway, 819 F. Supp. 2d 1132 (D. Haw. 2011)(contaminated tofu) Text

Paramount Farms v. Ventilex B.V., No. CV F 09-1027 LJO SKO, 2010 WL 3943599 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 4, 2010) (attempts to delay trial regarding almond pasteurization system)

Paramount Farms, Inc. v. Vintelex B.V., 735 F.Supp.2d 1189 (E.D. Cal. 2010) (pasteurization of almonds)

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Vilsack, No. C 08-00484, 2010 WL 3222482 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 13, 2010) (decision to deregulate genetically engineered sugar beets)

Campbell v. Cal. Dep’t of Corrections and Rehabilitation, No. CIV S-07-1419 WBS GGH P, 2010 WL 3238911 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 12, 2010) (unsanitary food preparation and handling at state prison)

Yumul v. Smart Balance, No. CV 10-00927 MMM (AJWx), 2010 WL 3359663 (C.D. Cal. May 24, 2010) (misleading claims regarding cholesterol by margarine manufacturer)

Meaunrit v. ConAgra Foods Inc., C 09-02220 CRB, 2010 WL 2867393 (N.D. Cal. July 20, 2010) (bacterial contamination of microwavable dinner)

Newkirk v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 727 F.Supp.2d 1006 (E.D. Wash. 2010) (alleged health problems from popcorn butter flavoring)

Meaunrit v. The Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC, No. C 09-04555 CW, 2010 WL 1838715 (N.D. Cal. May 05, 2010) (misrepresentation and adulteration of frozen dinners)

United States v. Organic Pastures Dairy Co., 708 F.Supp.2d 1005 (E.D. Cal. 2010) (sale of raw milk in interstate commerce)  Text

Nat’l Meat Ass’n v. Brown, 599 F.3d 1093 (9th Cir. 2010) (no federal preemption of state slaughter law)  Text

Nat’l Meat Ass’n v. Brown, No. CV-F-08-1963 LJO DLB, 2009 WL 426213 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 19, 2009) (preemption of state meat packing law; granting preliminary injunction)

Levine v. Conner, 540 F.Supp.2d 1113 (N.D. Cal. 2008) (exclusion of poultry and turkeys from Humane Slaughter Act)  Text

Ortiz v. Menu Foods, Inc., 525 F.Supp.2d 1220 (D. Haw. 2008) (contaminated pet food class action suit)  Text

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 499 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir. 2007) (upholding final BSE rule)  Text

Levine v. Johanns, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63667 (N.D. Cal. 2006) (humane slaughter)

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Johanns, 451 F.Supp.2d 1165 (D. Haw. 2006) (genetically modified corn and sugar cane)  Text

Geertson Farms, Inc. v. Johanns, 439 F. Supp. 2d 1012 (N.D. Cal. 2006) (challenge to genetically-engineered alfalfa deregulation)  Text

Thacker v. Kroger Co., 155 Fed. Appx. 946 (8th Cir. 2005) (escherichia coli case)

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. USDA, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 17360 (9th Cir. 2005) (BSE final rule case, amended)

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of Am. v. USDA, 415 F.3d 1078 (9th Cir. 2005) (BSE final rule)  Text

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 2004 WL 1151970 (D. Mont. 2004) (challenge to mad cow regulation)

In re Wash. State Apple Adver. Comm’n, 257 F.Supp.2d 1290 (D. Wash. 2003) (constitutionality of assessments collection)  Text

Vons Cos. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 58 F.App’x 689 (9th Cir. 2003) (escherichia coli outbreak)

United States v. Narte, 197 F.3d 959 (9th Cir. 1999) (violation of state sanitary shellfish laws)  Text

Shamrock Farms Co. v. Veneman, 146 F.3d 1177 (9th Cir. 1998) (dispute over milk composition standards)  Text

Wilson v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 104 F.3d 366 (9th Cir. 1996) (withdrawing meat inspection services)  Text

Chidsey v. Buffets, Inc., CIV. 95-383-FR, 1996 WL 172734 (D. Or. Apr. 9, 1996) (food borne illness claim)


 

TENTH CIRCUIT

New Mexico ex rel. Balderas v. Valley Meat Co., LLC, No. CIV 14-1100 JB/KBM, 2015 WL 3544288 (D.N.M. May 20, 2015)(horse slaughter) Text

Front Range Equine Rescue v. Vilsack, 782 F.3d 565 (10th Cir. 2015)(action alleging that Food Safety Inspection Service’s decisions to grant inspection services for slaughter and processing of horses) Text

In re Sunland, Inc., No. 13-13301-TR7, 2014 WL 7011747 (Bankr. D.N.M. Dec. 11, 2014)(insurance salmonella peanut butter) Text

Faber v. Townsend Farms, Inc., 54 F. Supp. 3d 1182 (D. Colo. 2014)(alleged exposure to Hepatitis A)  Text

In re Sunland, Inc., 508 B.R. 739 (Bankr. D.N.M. 2014)(insurance salmonella peanut butter) Text

Underwood v. Jensen Farms, No. 6:11-CV-348-JHP, 2013 WL 6903751 (? Dec. 31, 2013) on reconsideration in part, No. 6:11-CV-348-JHP, 2014 WL 934807 (? Mar. 10, 2014)(Listeria outbreak allegedly linked to contaminated cantaloupe) Text

Republic Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Moore, 493 F. App’x 907 (10th Cir. 2012)(insurance coverage from e coli outbreak) Text

Leprino Foods Co. v. Factory Mut. Ins. Co., 653 F.3d 1121 (10th Cir. 2011)(flavoring compounds derived from nearby-stored fruit products contaminated a large quantity of cheese, insurance coverage) Text

Watson v. Dillon Companies, Inc., 797 F. Supp. 2d 1138 (D. Colo. 2011)(alleging that his bronchiolitis obliterans was caused by his inhalation of butter flavoring ingredients contained in microwave popcorn) Text

United States ex rel. Bahrani v. Conagra, Inc., No. 00-cv-1077 JLK-KLM, 2009 WL 2766805 (D. Colo. Aug. 28, 2009) (awarding attorneys’ fees; claim of altering export certificates)

United States ex rel. Bahrani v. Conagra, Inc., 465 F.3d 1189 (10th Cir. 2006) (USDA export certificate obligations)  Text

United States v. Swan, 100 F.App’x 727 (10th Cir. 2004) (violation of Lacey Act)

Bullington v. IBP, Inc., 49 F.App’x 870 (10th Cir. 2002) (corporation, meat inspector, and USDA at fault for inspector’s injuries)

Murphy v. SmithKline Beecham Animal Health Group, 898 F. Supp. 811 (D. Kan. 1995) (dispute over diseases in cattle)  Text

Mineral Res. Int’l v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Human Services, 53 F.3d 305, 306 (10th Cir. 1995) (challenging the validity of labeling regulation)  Text


 

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

In re Conagra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2015 WL 847430 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 26, 2015)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

United States v. Parnell, No. 1:13-CR-12 WLS, 2014 WL 4388523 (M.D. Ga. Sept. 5, 2014)(indictment arising from the sale of salmonella contaminated peanuts) Text

Hernandez v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 11 F. Supp. 3d 1177 (S.D. Fla. 2014)(employee termination after complaining about conduct he believed violated a law, rule, or regulation, and which actually violated a law, rule, or regulation) Text

In re Conagra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2014 WL 3767793 (N.D. Ga. July 30, 2014)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

United States v. Parnell, 32 F. Supp. 3d 1300 (M.D. Ga. 2014)(seventy-six-count indictment arising from the sale of salmonella-contaminated peanuts) Text

United States v. Parnell, No. 1:13-CR-12 WLS, 2014 WL 1653397 (M.D. Ga. Apr. 24, 2014)(indictment arising from the sale of salmonella-contaminated peanuts) Text

WTI, Inc. v. Jarchem Indus., Inc., 11 F. Supp. 3d 1274 (N.D. Ga. 2014)(sodium diacetate) Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2013 WL 4216472 (N.D. Ga. Aug. 14, 2013)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re Grand Jury Subpeona 2009R00030 Served on Jan. 19, 2012, No. 1:13-CR-12 WLS, 2013 WL 3990655 (M.D. Ga. June 2, 2013)(peanut producer for damages resulting from salmonella contamination) Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2013 WL 1010642 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 13, 2013)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

Kidd v. Conagra Foods, Inc., 503 F. App’x 844 (11th Cir. 2013)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

United States v. Izurieta, 710 F.3d 1176 (11th Cir. 2013)(conspiracy to import food circumventing food safety checs) Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2012 WL 3779088 (N.D. Ga. Aug. 29, 2012)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-1415-TWT, 2012 WL 39790 (N.D. Ga. Jan. 9, 2012) aff’d sub nom. Kidd v. Conagra Foods, Inc., 503 F. App’x 844 (11th Cir. 2013)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

Mitchell v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 448 F. App’x 911 (11th Cir. 2011)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

Precourt v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., 280 F.R.D. 462 (D.S.D. 2011)(beef e-coli) Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-1415-TWT, 2011 WL 1704457 (N.D. Ga. May 4, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2011 WL 1377114 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 12, 2011) aff’d sub nom. Mitchell v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 448 F. App’x 911 (11th Cir. 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-2692-TWT, 2011 WL 1377106 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 12, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2011 WL 6960816 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 7, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)

Ware v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. CIV.A. 1:07-MD-1845, 2011 WL 6960748 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 7, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2011 WL 6960813 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 1, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)

In re Conagra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2011 WL 1100092 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 23, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-3058-TWT, 2011 WL 1060990 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 23, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-3058-TWT, 2011 WL 1048610 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 17, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In Re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-3058-TWT, 2011 WL 1048327 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 17, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-3058-TWT, 2011 WL 705165 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 18, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

In Re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-2801-TWT, 2011 WL 710678 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 17, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella)  Text

In re ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-MD-1845-TWT, 2011 WL 710702 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 17, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

In re Conagra Peanut Butter Products Liab. Litig., No. 1:07-CV-3058-TWT, 2011 WL 693597 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 14, 2011)(peanut butter salmonella) Text

Fitzer v. American Inst. of Baking, Inc., No. CV 209-169, 2010 WL 1955974 (S.D. Ga. May 13, 2010) (food poisoning from contaminated peanut butter)

In re Conagra Peanut Butter Prods. Liab. Litig., 251 F.R.D. 689 (N.D. Ga. 2008) (salmonella bacteria in peanut butter)

IBP, Inc. v. Hady Enters., 267 F. Supp. 2d 1148 (D. Fla. 2002) (false designations of origin violating 15 U.S.C.S. § 1125)  Text

United States v. Sigma Int’l, Inc., 244 F.3d 841 (11th Cir. 2001) reh’g en banc granted, opinion vacated, 287 F.3d 1325 (11th Cir. 2002) (adulteration of imported shrimp)  Text

Dunkin’ Donuts Inc. v. Kashi Enterprises, Inc., 106 F. Supp. 2d 1325 (N.D. Ga. 2000) (violations of sanitation and safety requirements)  Text

United States v. 302 Cases, 321 Cases, & 420 Cases, More or Less of Frozen Shrimp, Currently Located at Americold Corp., 25 F. Supp. 2d 1358 (M.D. Fla. 1998) (motion to re-export contaminated shrimp to country of origin)  Text

United States v. 302 Cases, 321 Cases, & 420 Cases, More or Less of Frozen Shrimp, Currently Located at Americold Corp., 25 F. Supp. 2d 1352 (M.D. Fla. 1998) (adulterated shrimp)  Text


 

D.C. CIRCUIT

Am. Fed’n of Gov’t Employees, AFL-CIO v. Vilsack, No. 14-CV-1753 (KBJ), 2015 WL 4602956 (D.D.C. July 31, 2015)(challenge the federal government’s recent adoption of a new National Poultry Inspection System) Text

Food & Water Watch, Inc. v. Vilsack, No. 14-CV-1547(KBJ), 2015 WL 514389 (D.D.C. Feb. 9, 2015)(poultry inspection procedure) Text

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 841 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2012) aff’d, 707 F.3d 394 (D.C. Cir. 2013)(California almond producers brought action challenging Department of Agriculture rule requiring almonds produced in the United States to be pasteurized) Text

Doe v. United States, 797 F. Supp. 2d 78 (D.D.C. 2011)(exposure of scientist to BSE) Text

Abedrabbo v. Topps Meat Co., No. 09-01838, 2010 WL 5157890 (D. D.C. Dec. 21, 2010) (E.coli-contaminated ground beef)

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 614 F.3d 532 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (regulation requiring treatment of almonds to prevent salmonella outbreaks)  Text

Nat’l Corn Growers Ass’n v. E.P.A., 613 F.3d 266 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (revoking all “tolerances,” under FDCA for carbofuran residue)  Text

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 626 F.Supp.2d 4 (D.D.C. 2009) (challenging USDA regulation to require treatment of raw almonds)  Text

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 601 F.Supp.2d 238 (D.D.C. 2009) (challenging regulations for the treatment of raw almonds)  Text

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 539 F.3d 492 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (denial of mad cow testing on all cattle slaughtered)  Text

Munsell v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 509 F.3d 572 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (claim of retaliatory actions by USDA inspectors)  Text

Humane Soc. of U.S. v. Johanns, 2007 WL 1810103 (D.D.C. 2007) (ante-mortem horse slaughter inspection system)

Humane Soc. of U.S. v. Johanns, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27674 (D.D.C. 2007) (interim final rule regarding horse slaughterhouse inspections)

Humane Soc. of U.S. v. Johanns, 520 F. Supp.2d 8 (D.D.C. 2007) (ante-mortem horse slaughter inspection system)  Text

Int’l Ctr. for Tech. Assessment v. Johanns, 473 F. Supp. 2d 9 (D.D.C. 2007) (Plant Protection Act)  Text

Consumer Fed’n of Am. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 455 F.3d 283 (D.D.C. 2006) (FOIA request during pending food-safety rule)  Text

Munsell v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 435 F. Supp. 2d 149 (D.D.C. 2006) (suspension of USDA inspections)  Text

Int’l Ctr. for Tech. Assessment v. Thompson, 421 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2006) (NEPA and unregulated commercialization of genetically engineered fish)  Text

Consumer Fed’n of Am. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 383 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2005) (interim final rule regarding Listeriamonocytogenes exposure)  Text

AFGE v. Veneman, 284 F.3d 125 (D.D.C. 2002) (meat and poultry inspection)  Text

Am. Fed’n of Gov’t Employees, AFL-CIO v. Glickman, 127 F. Supp. 2d 243 (D. D.C. 2001) aff’d sub nom. Am. Fed’n of Gov’t Employees, AFL-CIO v. Veneman, 284 F.3d 125 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (post-mortem inspection of carcasses)  Text

Caldwell v. Caesar, 150 F. Supp. 2d 50 (D. D.C. 2001) (prisoner’s unsafe food claim)  Text

James V. Hurson Associates, Inc. v. Glickman, 229 F.3d 277 (D.C. Cir. 2000) (approval of food labeling)  Text

Alliance for Bio-Integrity v. Shalala, 116 F. Supp. 2d 166 (D. D.C. 2000) (dispute over genetically modified foods)  Text

United States v. Schaffer, 183 F.3d 833 (D.C. Cir. 1999) vacated as moot, 240 F.3d 35 (D.C. Cir. 2001) (violation of the Meat Inspection Act)  Text

Original Honey Baked Ham Co. of Georgia, Inc. v. Glickman, 172 F.3d 885 (D.C. Cir. 1999) (retail stores are subject to federal inspection requirements)  Text


 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Dimare Fresh, Inc. v. United States, 118 Fed. Cl. 455 (2014)(FDA warnings and media briefing linking salmonella outbreak to certain types of tomatoes) Text

Ecolab, Inc. v. FMC Corp., 569 F.3d 1335 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (patent infringement suit on patents on chemical products used to reduce pathogens in meat processing)  Text

Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. United States, 559 F.3d 1260 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (no taking because of salmonella regulations; restricted egg sales)  Text

Rose Acre Farms, Inc. v. United States, 75 Fed. Cl. 527 (Fed. Cl. 2007) (regulatory taking)

N. Am. Processing Co. v. United States, 236 F.3d 695 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (classification of bovine fat trimmings)  Text

Quiman, S.A. de C.V. v. United States, 40 Fed.Cl. 107 (Fed. Cl. 1997) aff’d, 178 F.3d 1313 (Fed. Cir. 1999) (testing of imported fetal bovine serum)

Banfi Products Corp. v. United States, 40 Fed.Cl. 107 (Fed. Cl. 1997) aff’d as modified, 90-3981X, 1998 WL 515738 (Fed. Cl. Aug. 14, 1998) (recall of wine contaminated with diethylene glycol)


 

UNITED STATES JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION

In re: Ne. Contaminated Beef Products Liab. Litig., 856 F. Supp. 2d 1354 (U.S. Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2012)(e coli ground beef) Text


 

ALABAMA

Flagstar Enterprises, Inc. v. Davis, 709 So.2d 1132 (Ala. 1997) (failure to exercise reasonable care in the preparation and packaging of food)  Text


 

ALASKA

Miller v. State, Dep’t of Envtl. Conservation, No. S-15370, 2015 WL 4496271 (Alaska July 24, 2015)( An oyster farmer closed his farm after dozens of people became sick from eating his oysters) Text

Tinker v. Veco, Inc., 913 P.2d 488 (Alaska 1996) (food poisoning)  Text


 

CALIFORNIA

Envtl. Law Found. v. Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., 235 Cal. App. 4th 307, 185 Cal. Rptr. 3d 189 (2015), as modified on denial of reh’g (Apr. 16, 2015), review denied (July 8, 2015)(warning of lead in products) Text

Windsor Food Quality Co., Ltd. v. Underwriters of Lloyds of London, 234 Cal. App. 4th 1178, 184 Cal. Rptr. 3d 477 (2015), review denied (May 20, 2015)(use of prohibited non-ambulatory disabled cattle in ground beef was not “contamination” or “tampering” of the beef under insured’s policy) Text

People v. Santorsola, 225 Cal. App. 4th Supp. 12, 170 Cal. Rptr. 3d 819 (Cal. App. Dep’t Super. Ct. 2014)(improperly moved a nonambulatory animal in violation) Text

Physicians Comm. for Responsible Med. v. Applebee’s Int’l, Inc., 224 Cal. App. 4th 166, 168 Cal. Rptr. 3d 334 (2014)(to prevent the restaurants from continuing to sell grilled chicken products to consumers without clear and reasonable warnings about the carcinogenic effects of those products) Text

Food Safety Net Servs. v. Eco Safe Sys. USA, Inc., 209 Cal. App. 4th 1118, 147 Cal. Rptr. 3d 634 (2012)(company that did a study of a food disinfection system) Text

Union Int’l Food Co. v. Harris Freeman & Co. Inc., No. A132384, 2012 WL 758276 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 8, 2012)(salmonella white pepper) Text

Fresh Express Inc. v. Beazley Syndicate 2623/623 at Lloyd’s, 199 Cal. App. 4th 1038, 131 Cal. Rptr. 3d 129 (2011), as modified on denial of reh’g (Oct. 4, 2011)(FDA alert regarding E-coli in spinach, recall insurance) Text

Physicians Comm. For Responsible Medicine v. McDonald’s, 114 Cal. Rptr.3d 414 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) (health warnings)  Text

Am. Meat Inst. v. Leeman, 102 Cal. Rptr.3d 759 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009) (state labeling law preempted by federal law)

Organic Pastures Dairy Co. v. California, No. H033022, 2009 WL 3321379 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 15, 2009) (challenging state limits on coliform bacteria in raw milk)

California ex rel. Brown v. Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC, 90 Cal. Rptr.3d 644 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009) (no failure to label to tuna to show contained methylmercury)

California ex rel. Lockyer v. Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC, 2006 WL 1544384 (Cal. Superior, 2006) (maximum allowable dose levels for methylmercury in tuna)

County Sanitation Dist. No. 2 v. County of Kern, 127 Cal. App. 4th 1544 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005) (use of sewage sludge in food production)   Text

Shade Foods, Inc. v. Innovative Products Sales & Mktg., Inc., 78 Cal. App. 4th 847, 93 Cal. Rptr. 2d 364 (Cal. Ct. App. 2000) (contamination of almonds)  Text

Livingston v. Marie Callender’s, Inc., 72 Cal. App. 4th 830, 85 Cal. Rptr. 2d 528 (Cal. Ct. App. 1999) (failure to warn)  Text

Vons Companies, Inc. v. Seabest Foods, Inc., 37 Cal. App. 4th 1090, 44 Cal. Rptr. 2d 258 (Cal. Ct. App. 1995) review granted and opinion superseded, 905 P.2d 419 (Cal. 1995) and rev’d, 926 P.2d 1085 (1996) (escherichia coli bacteria in fast-food hamburgers)


 

COLORADO

Liebnow by & through Liebnow v. Boston Enterprises Inc., 2013 CO 8, 296 P.3d 108(case against a restaurant resulting from an alleged food-borne illness) Text

In re Title, Ballot Title & Submission Clause, & for 1999-2000 No. 265, 3 P.3d 1210 (Colo. 2000) (labeling of genetically engineered foods)  Text


 

CONNECTICUT

Cardinale v. Quorn Foods, Inc., No. X05CV096002022S, 2011 WL 2418628 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 19, 2011)(allergic reaction to fungal ingredient “mycoprotein”)

Red Apple II, Inc. v. Hartford Courant, CV 95547043, 1996 WL 40952 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jan. 17, 1996) (dispute over food contamination)


 

DELAWARE

ConAgra Foods, Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 21 A.3d 62 (Del. 2011)(insurance coverage peanut butter salmonella) Text

Conagra Foods, Inc. v. Lexington Ins. Co., No. 09C-02-170 FSS, 2009 WL 3688014 (Del. Super. Ct. Oct. 30, 2009) (salmonella outbreak in peanut butter; duty to defend)

Albu Trading, Inc. v. Allen Family Foods, Inc. 2002 WL 531203 (Del. Super. 2002) (chicken contaminated with salmonella)

Albu Trading, Inc. v. Allen Family Foods, Inc., CRIM.A. 00C-05-131-J, 2001 WL 1398638 (Del. Super. Ct. Aug. 30, 2001) aff’d, 829 A.2d 141 (Del. 2003) (action to recover the price of contaminated chicken)

In re Nash v. McDonald’s Corp., 96C-09-045-WTQ, 1997 WL 528036 (Del. Super. Ct. Feb. 27, 1997) (escherichia coli bacteria case)


 

KENTUCKY

Boskovich Farms, Inc. v. Taco Bell Corp., No. 2010-CA-000754-MR, 2011 WL 2935373 (Ky. Ct. App. July 22, 2011)(e coli in green onions)Text


 

 

FLORIDA

Boca Burger, Inc. v. Forum, 912 So. 2d 561 (Fla. 2005) (food labeling)  Text

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. v. Hagan, 750 So. 2d 83 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1999), remanded, 804 So. 2d 1234 (Fla. 2001) (action to recover emotional distress damages)   Text

McFadden v. Staley, 687 So. 2d 357, 360 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1997) (food poisoning case)  Text

N. Star Int’l Seafood Co., Inc. v. Banner Beef & Seafood Co., Inc., 677 So. 2d 1003 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1996) (food poisoning claim against restaurant)   Text


 

GEORGIA

Worthy v. Beautiful Rest., Inc., 556 S.E.2d 185 (Ga. Ct. App. 2001) (food borne illness case)  Text

Mann v. D.L. Lee & Sons, Inc., 537 S.E.2d 683 (Ga. Ct. App. 2000) (products liability action against meat packing company)   Text

Chambley v. Apple Restaurants, Inc., 504 S.E.2d 551 (Ga. Ct. App. 1998) (“adulterated” within meaning of State law)  Text

Thomasson v. Rich Products Corp., 502 S.E.2d 289 (Ga. Ct. App. 1998) (injury action against bagel distributor)  Text

Meyer v. Super Disc. Markets, Inc., 501 S.E.2d 2 (Ga. Ct. App. 1998) (food poisoning claim against grocery store and packing plant)  Text

Edwards v. Campbell Taggart Baking Companies, Inc., 466 S.E.2d 911 (Ga. Ct. App. 1996) (food poisoning claim against seller and preparer of bread)  Text

Sirmons v. Derst Baking Co., 470 S.E.2d 515 (Ga. Ct. App. 1996) (consumer’s action to recover damages against store)  Text


 

IDAHO

Massey v. Conagra Foods, Inc., 156 Idaho 476, 328 P.3d 456 (2014)(pot pies salmonella) Text


 

 

ILLINOIS

Johnston v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., 2011 IL App (5th) 100465-U (salmonella from peanut butter)

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. v. Lumpkin, 96 C 2748, 1996 WL 495554 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 1996) (labeling of products free from rBGH)


 

INDIANA

TDM Farms, Inc. of N. Carolina v. Wilhoite Family Farm, LLC, 969 N.E.2d 97 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012)(intentionally introduced a highly contagious virus, which spread to neighbor’s farm) Text

Holloway v. Bob Evans Farms, Inc., 695 N.E.2d 991 (Ind. Ct. App. 1998) (action to recover damages against restaurant) Text

Connerwood Healthcare, Inc. v. Estate of Herron, 683 N.E.2d 1322 (Ind. Ct. App. 1997)   Text


 

LOUISIANA

Landreneau v. Copeland’s Cheese Cake Bistro, L.L.C., 7 So.3d 703 (La. Ct. App. 2009) (burden of proof in food poisoning case)  Text

Anderson v. Piccadilly Cafeteria, Inc., 804 So. 2d 75 (La. Ct. App. 2001) writ denied, 2002-0359 La. 4/19/02, 813 So. 2d 1084 (food borne illness claim)  Text

Burnett v. Essex Ins. Co., 773 So. 2d 786 (La. Ct. App. 2000) (food poisoning claim)  Text

Hickman v. Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Co., Inc., 768 So. 2d 812 (La. Ct. App. 2000) (action for damages against chewing gum manufacturer)  Text

Hairston v. Burger King Corp., 764 So. 2d 176 (La. Ct. App. 2000) (food poisoning claim)  Text

Cain v. Winn-Dixie Louisiana, Inc., 757 So. 2d 712 (La. Ct. App. 1999) writ denied, 752 So. 2d 858 (action for damages resulting from a hair found in a cake)  Text

Arbourgh v. Sweet Basil Bistro, Inc., 740 So. 2d 186 (La. Ct. App. 1999) writ denied, 99-2942 La. 12/17/99, 751 So. 2d 883 (food poisoning claim against restaurant)  Text

McGinnis v. Piccadilly Cafeteria, Inc., 732 So. 2d 659 (La. Ct. App. 1999) (“worm-like” organisms in food at restaurant)  Text

Bullara v. Checker’s Drive-In Rest., Inc., 736 So. 2d 936 (La. Ct. App. 1999) (customer’s suit for damages against restaurant)  Text

Cooper v. Borden, Inc., 709 So. 2d 878 (La. Ct. App. 1999) (dispute over penicillin-contaminated milk)  Text

Melady v. Wendy’s of New Orleans, Inc., 673 So. 2d 1094 (La. Ct. App. 1996) writ denied, 675 So. 2d 1088 (patron’s suit against restaurant)  Text


 

MARYLAND

Oyarzo v. Md. Dep’t of Health & Mental Hygiene, 978 A.2d 804 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2009) (ban on selling raw milk; farmer precluded from selling shares in herd for raw milk)  Text


 

MASSACHUSETTS

Brooks v. Grosse, 1998 Mass. App. Div. 235 (Mass. Dist. Ct. 1998) (food contamination case)  Text


 

MICHIGAN

Holley v. Clark Seed, Inc., 223749, 2001 WL 1134845 (Mich. Ct. App. Sept. 21, 2001) (salmonella food poisoning claim)

Marin v. Michigan State Univ., 212208, 2000 WL 33529619 (Mich. Ct. App. Mar. 3, 2000) (yersinia enterocolitica bacteria case)

Boulahanis v. Prevo’s Family Mkt., Inc., 583 N.W.2d 509 (Mich. Ct. App. 1998) (escherichia coli case)  Text

Sanchez v. Lagoudakis, 552 N.W.2d 472 (Mich. Ct. App. 1996) rev’d, 581 N.W.2d 257 (1998) (dispute over AIDS testing for food service employee)  Text


 

MINNESOTA

Gold’n Plump Farms Ltd. P’ship, LLP v. Midwest Warehouse & Distribution Sys., Inc., No. CIV. 12-3198 JRT/LIB, 2014 WL 107777 (D. Minn. Jan. 10, 2014)(alleged accidental shipment of an unapproved processing ingredient to a poultry company) Text

Sonstegard Foods Co. v. Wellington Underwriting, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37027 (D. Minn. 2007) (E3A requirements)

State v. Hartmann, 700 N.W.2d 449 (Minn. 2005) (inspection of farm-sold meat)  Text

Gen. Mills, Inc. v. Gold Medal Ins. Co., 622 N.W.2d 147 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001) (alleged unapproved pesticide treatment of oats)  Text

Falde v. Bush Bros. & Co., C2-01-435, 2001 WL 1117801 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 25, 2001) (case of allegedly tainted food)

Maple Island, Inc. v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co., C8-96-2352, 1997 WL 406647 (Minn. Ct. App. July 22, 1997) (insurance policies for salmonella contamination)

Heller v. Schwan’s Sales Enterprises, Inc., 548 N.W.2d 287 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996) (products liability suit against ice cream manufacturer)   Text


 

MISSISSIPPI

Slay v. Spell, 882 So. 2d 254 (Miss. Ct. App. 2004) (food safety reporting)  Text

Slay v. Spell, 828 So. 2d 1257 (Miss. Ct. App. 2001) (violation of meat inspection laws)  Text

Spell v. Muhammad, 756 So.2d 748 (Miss. 2000) (animals slaughtering while engaged in religious ceremony)  Text


 

MISSOURI

In re S.M.R. ex rel. Ryan, 404 S.W.3d 369 (Mo. Ct. App. 2013), reh’g and/or transfer denied (Mar. 7, 2013), transfer denied (Apr. 30, 2013)(consumption of a cheeseburger containing E. coli bacteria) Text

Missori ex rel. McDonald’s Corp. v. Midkiff, 226 S.W.3d 119 (Mo. 2007) (escherichia coli case and franchisee liability)  Text

Sanders v. Hartville Mill. Co., 14 S.W.3d 188 (Mo. Ct. App. 2000) (action against feed producers)  Text

Silvey v. Mallinckrodt, Inc., 976 S.W.2d 497 (Mo. Ct. App. 1998) (action to recover damages caused by contaminated vaccine)  Text

Carmack v. Dir., Missouri Dep’t of Agric., 945 S.W.2d 956 (Mo. 1997) (destruction of livestock carrying highly contagious disease)  Text

Rustco Products Co. v. Food Corn, Inc., 925 S.W.2d 917 (Mo. Ct. App. 1996) (coconut oil supplies action against nacho chip maker)  Text


 

MONTANA

James v. McDonalds of Libby, 2004 ML 429 (Mont. Dist. Ct. 2004) (food-borne illness claim)

Clover Leaf Dairy v. State, 948 P.2d 1164 (Mont. 1997) (contaminated milk case)   Text


 

NEBRASKA

Schafersman v. Agland Coop, 631 N.W.2d 862 (Neb. 2001) (action against feed seller)   Text


 

NEW JERSEY

Carroll v. Friendly Ice Cream Corp., A5499-97T5, 1999 WL 399908 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Apr. 13, 1999) (action to recover damages caused by food poisoning)


 

NEW YORK

Animal Legal Def. Fund, Inc. v. Aubertine, 119 A.D.3d 1202, 991 N.Y.S.2d 482 (2014)(seeking declaration that force-fed foie gras was adulterated food product) Text

Trans Packers Servs. Corp. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, 34 Misc. 3d 1229(A), 951 N.Y.S.2d 84 (Sup. Ct. 2012)(product contamination policy) Text

Cohen v. Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., 35 Misc. 3d 1205(A), 950 N.Y.S.2d 721 (Sup. Ct. 2012)(ground beef e-coli) Text

Humane Soc’y of U.S., Inc. v. Brennan, 881 N.Y.S.2d 533 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009) (standing; declaration that foie gras is adulterated food product)  Text

Cillo v. Resjefal Corp., 16 A.D.3d 339 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005) (escherichia coli claim)  Text

Santorelli v. Apple & Eve, L.P., 282 A.D.2d 731 (N.Y. App. Div. 2001) (action to recover damages for injuries caused by contaminated juice consumption)  Text

McCrory v. State, 281 A.D.2d 797 (N.Y. App. Div. 2001) (prison inmates’ food poisoning claim)  Text

Sledge v. Hesson, 274 A.D.2d 777 (N.Y. App. Div. 2000) (food contamination case)  Text

Adams ex rel. Adams v. Gristede Bros., Inc., 270 A.D.2d 180 (N.Y. App. Div. 2000) (alleging “cross contamination” by salmonella)   Text

Knaust v. Staten Island Univ. Hosp., 256 A.D.2d 203 (N.Y. App. Div. 1998) (salmonella bacteria case)   Text

Brown v. City Sam Restaurants, Inc., 246 A.D.2d 301 (N.Y. App. Div. 1998) (contaminated food case)  Text

Montalbano v. Tri-Mac Enterprises of Port Jefferson, Inc., 236 A.D.2d 374 (N.Y. App. Div. 1997) (customer’s action against fast food restaurant)  Text

Matthews v. UsAir, Inc., 92-CV-1424(FJS/GJD), 1996 WL 772724 (N.D. N.Y. May 29, 1996) order aff’d in part, vacated in part, Matthews v. USAir, Inc., 92-CV-1424(FJS)(GJD), 1997 WL 31484 (N.D. N.Y. Jan. 22, 1997) (salmonella poisoning case)

Vamos v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of New York, Inc., 627 N.Y.S.2d 265 (N.Y. Civ. Ct. 1995) (consumer’s against soft drink manufacturer)   Text


 

NORTH CAROLINA

Phillips v. U.S. Air, Inc., 463 S.E.2d 259 (N.C. Ct. App. 1995) aff’d, 469 S.E.2d 552 (1996) (salmonella infection caused by contaminated water)  Text


 

OHIO

Paramount Farms Int’l, L.L.C. v. Ventilex B.V., 2014-Ohio-986 appeal not allowed sub nom. Paramount Farms Internatl., L.L.C. v. Ventilex B.V., 2014-Ohio-3012, 139 Ohio St. 3d 1471, 11 N.E.3d 1193(almond industry rule requiring the pasteurization of all almonds sold within the United States) Text

Caraballo v. Cleveland Metro. Sch. Dist., 2013-Ohio-4919 appeal not allowed, 2014-Ohio-1182, 138 Ohio St. 3d 1450, 5 N.E.3d 667(metal binder clip in food) Text

Cleveland v. State, 2013-Ohio-1186, 989 N.E.2d 1072(local trans-fat ban, conflict with state law) Text

Stowers v. Ohio Dep’t of Agric., 2011-Ohio-2710 (application of food safety laws did not violated companies due process) Text

Elwer v. Carrol’s Corp., 2006 Ohio 6085 (Ohio Ct. App. 2006) (escherichia coli claim)

West American Ins. Group v. Springfield Poultry, Inc. 2005 WL 1491460 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005) (restaurant’s failure to pasteurize eggs)

Wygonski v. Medina County Agric. Soc’y, 785 N.E.2d 831 (Ohio Ct. Com. Pl. 2002) (soft drinks made with contaminated water)  Text

Mitchell v. T.G.I. Friday’s, 748 N.E.2d 89 (Ohio Ct. App. 2000) (products liability action)  Text

Farrenholz v. Mad Crab, Inc., 76456, 2000 WL 1433956 (Ohio Ct. App. Sept. 28, 2000) (food poisoning class action

Massey v. Riser Foods, Inc., 98CA007260, 2000 WL 670669 (Ohio Ct. App. May 24, 2000) (chicken contamination with salmonella)

State v. Venditti, 731 N.E.2d 184 (Ohio Ct. App. 1999) (first-degree felony contamination of food)

Jackson v. Ohio Dep’t of Rehab. & Corr., 684 N.E.2d 386 (Ohio Ct. Cl. 1997) (inmate’s adulterated food claim)

City of Cleveland v. Muntaser, 67947, 1995 WL 517085 (Ohio Ct. App. Aug. 31, 1995) (contaminated food case)

City of Cleveland v. Saah, 67996, 1995 WL 328447 (Ohio Ct. App. June 1, 1995) (violations by grocery store)


 

OREGON

Fort v. Palmateer, 10 P.3d 291 (Or. Ct. App. 2000) (inmate’s food contamination claim)  Text

Gladhart v. Oregon Vineyard Supply Co., 994 P.2d 134 (Or. Ct. App. 1999) rev’d, 26 P.3d 817 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (dispute over phylloxera-infested vine)  Text


 

PENNSYLVANIA

Grady v. Frito-Lay, Inc., 789 A.2d 735 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2001) rev’d in part, 839 A.2d 1038 (2003) (products liability action)  Text

U.S. Sugar Co., Inc. v. Am. Sweeteners, Inc., 750 A.2d 344 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2000) (contaminated sugar case)  Text

Reigert v. Giant Food Stores Inc., 37 Pa. D. & C.4th 515 (Pa. Com. Pl. 1997) (salmonella poisoning case)  Text


 

RHODE ISLAND

Tateosian v. Celebrity Cruise Services, Ltd., 768 A.2d 1248 (R.I. 2001) (food poisoning claim)  Text


 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Creach v. Sara Lee Corp., 502 S.E.2d 923 (S.C. Ct. App. 1998) (consumer’s action against food producer)  Text


 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Wiersma v. Maple Leaf Farms, 543 N.W.2d 787 (S.D. 1995) (action for loss of unborn child caused be salmonella)  Text

Moss v. Guttormson, 551 N.W.2d 14 (S.D. 1995) (product mislabeling case)  Text


 

TENNESSEE

Bissinger v. New Country Buffet, No. M2011-02183-COA-R9CV, 2014 WL 2568413 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 6, 2014), appeal denied (Oct. 20, 2014)(blood infection after eating raw summer oysters, improper temperature) Text

Bean v. Bredesen, 2005 Tenn. App. LEXIS 267 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005) (constitutionality of deer ban)

Burgess v. Floyd, 01A01-9609-CV-00436, 1997 WL 249955 (Tenn. Ct. App. May 14, 1997) (product liability case)

McCarley v. W. Quality Food Serv., 02A01-9505-CV-00107, 1996 WL 331128 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 13, 1996) rev’d, 948 S.W.2d 477 (Tenn. 1997) superseded, 960 S.W.2d 585 (Tenn. 1998) and rev’d, 960 S.W.2d 585 (Tenn. 1998) (food poisoning claim against restaurant)


 

TEXAS

Ctr. for Food Safety v. Lakey, No. 03-13-00094-CV, 2014 WL 711622 (Tex. App. Feb. 19, 2014)(suit to enforce animal welfare standards against egg producers) Text

Johnson v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 05-10-01296-CV, 2012 WL 1139079 (Tex. App. Apr. 3, 2012)(food poisoning as a result of consuming a pot pie) Text

Nahidmobarekeh v. State, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 7403 (Tex. App. 2006) (tampering with a consumer product)

Univ. of N. Tex. v. Harvey, 124 S.W.3d 216 (Tex. App. 2003) (escherichia coli claim)  Text

Nat’l Sports & Spirit, Inc. v. Univ. of N. Tex., 117 S.W.3d 76 (Tex. App. 2003) (food-borne illnesses)  Text

Watkins v. Golden Corral Corp., 11-00-00074-CV, 2000 WL 34234267 (Tex. App. Dec. 13, 2000) (food poisoning case)

Duffy v. Denny’s Rest., 05-96-01929-CV, 1999 WL 23215 (Tex. App. Jan. 22, 1999) (food poisoning claim)

In re Perritt, 973 S.W.2d 776 (Tex. App. 1998) (food contamination claim)  Text

Ayala v. Bartolome, 940 S.W.2d 727 (Tex. App. 1997) (food borne illness case)  Text


 

VIRGINIA

Parker v. Virginia, 42 Va. App. 358 (Va. Ct. App. 2004) (operating a food manufacturing plant without inspection)  Text

McClellan v. Virginia, 39 Va. App. 759 (Va. Ct. App. 2003) (misbranded foods)  Text


 

WASHINGTON

Almquist v. Finley Sch. Dist. No. 53, 57 P.3d 1191 (Wash. Ct. App. 2002) (escherichia coli claim)   Text

Burckhard v. Seabest Foods, Inc., No. 41383-0-I, 96 Wash. App. 1027 (Wash. Ct. App. July 6, 1999) (escherichia coli bacteria case)


 

WISCONSIN

Estate of Kriefall v. Sizzler USA Franchise, Inc., 2012 WI 70, 342 Wis. 2d 29, 816 N.W.2d 853 (estate suit against restaurant E. coli-contaminated meat)Text

Estate of Kriefall v. Sizzler USA Franchise, Inc., 2011 WI App 101, 335 Wis. 2d 151, 801 N.W.2d 781 aff’d, 2012 WI 70, 342 Wis. 2d 29, 816 N.W.2d 853(estate suit against restaurant E. coli-contaminated meat) Text

Estate of Kriefall v. Sizzler U.S. Franchise, 2003 WI App 119 (Wis. Ct. App. 2003) (escherichia coli claim)  Text

Butteris v. Christiansen, 589 N.W.2d 456 (Wis. Ct. App. 1998) (action to recover damages caused by salmonella poisoning)

Richland Valley Products, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Cas. Co., 548 N.W.2d 127 (Wis. Ct. App. 1996) (dispute over the term “contamination”)  Text

Bay View Packing Co. v. Taff, 543 N.W.2d 522 (Wis. Ct. App. 1995) (recall of products produced with contaminated city water)  Text