Empire Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Lawyer

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$3.99 Million

In a products liability case for the family of a 54 year old man who died.

Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $1,716,886.29.

$3.6 Million

In a products liability case for the family of a 58 year old woman who died.

Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $1,623,284.90.

Empire Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Lawyer

Did you or a loved one develop a Salmonella infection after eating Empire Kosher chicken?

If so, The Lange Law Firm, PLLC can help.  We understand how to investigate and handle food poisoning cases and can help you and your family with a legal claim for serious illness.  We believe that food producers, restaurants, and stores need to be held accountable for selling contaminated food.  The consultation is free and we never charge a fee unless we recover money on your behalf. Call 833.330.3663 for a free consultation.

How Do I Know If I Have a Salmonella Infection from this Outbreak?

Only a doctor can make a diagnosis of Salmonella infection. If you have eaten Empire Kosher chicken and have become sick, urgent medical attention is highly recommended. Also, early medical treatment can greatly reduce the risk for long-term complications.

It is best not to panic, but it is a good idea to monitor your health and symptoms in the days after eating at the restaurant.

The Outbreak

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a warning on August 24, 2018 that Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, including raw whole chicken, raw chicken parts, were linked to Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- illnesses in the northeastern  and mid-Atlantic United States. At this time, there are 16 confirmed illnesses, and one person in New York has died. The number of cases is expected to grow, as more reports come in.

The products were produced and sold to consumers from September 2017 to June 2018.

On August 29, 2018, the CDC confirmed it too was investigating the outbreak, stating that “epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicates that some kosher chicken products are contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- and have made people sick.” The CDC further states that, in interviews with those who were ill, several people reported Empire Kosher brand.

The notice further confirmed that the outbreak strain was found and isolated in samples of raw chicken products collected from two facilities – including one facility that processes Empire Kosher chicken products.

The illnesses linked to the outbreak started on dates from September 25, 2017, to June 4, 2018.

Even if you are not sick, it is a good idea to monitor your symptoms for the time being. It is also a good idea though to hang onto your receipt, just in case you do develop symptoms of a Salmonella illness.

"Candess & Jory were extremely valuable resources for me when I contracted food poisoning. They guided me through every step of the legal process from start to finish, always willing to answer questions and be fully transparent. They were able to secure a settlement for me, but what I valued more was how truly concerned they were about my health and well-being beyond my case. I would gladly recommend Candess & Jory to anyone looking for attorneys who will fight on their behalf and really care about their clients."


"I cannot recommend Jory Lange highly enough. When my father died, Jory was there and got an unbelievably great settlement (one of the highest settlements in America for for this type of case). I say this not only as a grateful client, but as a trial lawyer myself concentrating in personal injury with over 25 years experience. Jory has the knowledge, the skills, and the ability to handle big personal injury cases and my family and I are exceedingly pleased with the results and the justice that he obtained through very hard work for us. "


Salmonella – Quick Facts

* The onset of symptoms of a Salmonella infection occur between 6 hours and 3 days.

* Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Sick feeling in stomach
  • Cold and chills
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody Stools

*  In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the ill person requires hospitalization.

* Salmonella infections can spread to other body systems and into the bloodstream.

* Potential long-term complications of Salmonella infections include: reactive arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.

17 Cases Confirmed Illnesses
4 States Number of States
1 Death Number of Deaths

The Investigation

The CDC and FSIS are continuing to investigate this outbreak. The positive samples were collected by USDA-FSIS at the slaughter and processing establishments as part of routine testing.

If you fell seriously ill or were hospitalized after eating Empire Kosher chicken, call The Lange Law Firm, PLLC right away.  We’ll get to work on your case immediately and help hold the negligent parties accountable for your illness.

Meet the Attorney

When corporations sell food contaminated with Salmonella, Jory Lange helps the families who have been harmed.  One of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, Jory has helped families from California to Florida, from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, and in states across the nation.

Jory is offering free initial consultations to those infected with Salmonella about their legal rights.  For 15 years, Jory has dedicated his law practice to helping families who have been injured by corporations.

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