Gate Gourmet Shigella Outbreak
The Hawaii Department of Health investigated a Shigella outbreak that effected as many as several hundred passengers on twelve flights that departed from Honolulu airport August 22 through August 24, 2004.
Passengers traveling to Australia, Japan, and American Samoa as well as 22 US states were confirmed by laboratory testing as having a genetically identical strain of Shigella. All passengers had traveled on flights with meals catered by Gate Gourmet's Honolulu location.
Marler Clark represented over a dozen Shigella victims in claims against Gate Gourmet. Their claims were resolved in late 2006.