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Jewel hit with another suit over Salmonella outbreak at Tinley Park deli

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 2, 2015

Another Tinley Park woman is suing Jewel over claims she got sick after eating food she bought from the grocery store's deli.

In the lawsuit she filed Feb. 17 in the Cook County Circuit Court, Janet Lewis alleges she purchased food from Jewel's deli on May 16,2014 and two days after consuming it, suffered severe gastrointestinal symptoms.

She claims that the Cook County Health Department on June 11 learned of a Salmonella outbreak linked to food from the deli that apparently infected at least 15 people. Jewel, the suit notes, temporarily closed its deli the same day.

Lewis accuses Jewel of failing to properly maintain its deli and prevent the transmission of Salmonella, as well as making, distributing and selling food adulterated with Salmonella.

In December, another Tinley Park woman filed a lawsuit against Jewel over the same alleged Salmonella outbreak.

Lewis is seeking damages and is represented by Frank S. Cservenyak Jr. of Rathbun Cservenyak & Kozol in Joliet.

Cook County Circuit Court Case. No. 2015L001664.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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