JULIUS SIMAS, JR. v. FRATELLI BERETTA USA, INC. and COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
A Massachusetts man sued New Jersey-based meat retailer Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. (Fratelli Beretta) and Costco after he was hospitalized for salmonella enterocolitis after eating a Fratelli Beretta antipasto tray that his wife had purchased at Costco and was later recalled for links to a salmonella outbreak. Plaintiff is alleging violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorneys’ fees and costs.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Costco and New Jersey-Based Meat Retailer Hit with Consumer Fraud Suit ” from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 195]