Rhode Island Bakery Pastry Recall: DeFusco’s Zeppoles Salmonella Lawsuit

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted March 30, 2011


The food poisoning lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential salmonella lawsuits for individuals who became sick after eating zeppoles from DeFusco’s Bakery or other bakeries in the Rhode Island area.

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A Rhode Island zeppoles pastry recall was issued this week by the Rhode Island Department of Health after a number of people have suffered food poisoning illness after eating pastries that may be contaminated with salmonella. The pastry shells used in the zeppoles, which were made at DeFusco’s Bakery in Johnston, Rhode Island, were stored in egg crates and they may have come in contact with raw eggs.

The pastry shells were used in zeppoles sold at DeFusco’s Bakery locations in Rhode Island as well as at other area bakeries, such as Crugnale Bakery, Colvitto’s Bistro, Sal’s Bakery and Focaccia World. The contaminated zeppoles may have also been sold to a distributor, where they may have been sold to Roch’s Market in West Warwick, Meal Works in Coventry and Touch of Class Catering in West Warwick.

More than three dozen people have already reportedly suffered salmonella poisoning from the recalled zeppoles made by the Rhode Island bakery, with many requiring hospital treatment due to the illness. State health officials are also investigating the death of a many who tested positive for the same strain of salmonella linked to the pastry recall.


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for individuals who suffered serious illness after consuming zeppoles or pastries that may have been manufactured by DeFusco’s Bakery. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation if you, a friend or family member required medical treatment for salmonella poisoning after consuming a pastry from a Rhode Island bakery.


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