NYC shelter residents suing city after eating expired food, getting violently ill

>>> AS IF LIVING AT A HOMELESS SHELTER WERE NOT ALREADY FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS, TONIGHT A CASE OF FOOD POISONING AND MAY OF HAVE BEEN A CASE OF NEGLIGENCE BY FOOD VENDOR >> SEVERAL PEOPLE GOT SICK AFTER EATING SPOILED CHICKEN SALAD, THE USE BY DATE NOT EXPIRED BY A DAY OR TWO A MONTH

SOME OF THE VICTIMS WANT TO SEE >> THE FOOD POISONING HAPPENING AT FORT GREEN IN ONE HOW DID THIS HAPPEN X LAUREN GLASSBERG HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: IT WAS NOT ACCIDENTAL, WERE ITEMS MISLABELED ON PURPOSE? FOUR PEOPLE PLAN TO SUE FOR $2 MILLION EACH AND THEY TARGET NEW YORK CITY THE CITY OFFERED THE FOOD FOR LUNCH AT ONE OF ITS SHELTERS

>> IMMEDIATELY I GOT SICK RIGHT AFTER THAT I WENT OUTSIDE, I THREW UP VIOLENTLY >> Reporter: KENNETH GILMORE REMOVERS THE CHICKEN SALAD HE WAS SERVED AT THE FORT GREEN SHELTER ON OCTOBER 24 THAT MADE HIM AND PIERRE LANDRO SICK THAT DAY >> I NOTICED A SLIGHT DIFFERENT TASTE IN IT >> Reporter: THEY AND TWO OTHERS PLAN TO SUE THE CITY, THEY SAY THE CHICKEN WAS LABELED WITH THE BEST USED BY DATE OF OCTOBER 31, UNDER THE LABEL WAS ANOTHER LABEL WITH A DATE OF SEPTEMBER 20, 8 BEST BUY DATE MORE THAN A FULL MONTH BEFORE THEY HAD EATEN THE FOOD >> WE WOULD NEVER THINK THE SHELTER WOULD SERVICE FOOD OUTDATED BY MONTH, IT SHOULD NOT BE ONE DAY, THIS WAS OUTDATED BY A WHOLE MONTH

AND THEN TO PUT ANOTHER LABEL ON TOP OF IT, THAT SHOWS THIS WAS WITH INTENT >> ACTION WILL BE BROUGHT, A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY, THE DISTRIBUTOR OF THE FOOD, SALLY SHOWMAN FOODS AND THE DELIVERER >> Reporter: THE MAYOR RESPONDED TO THE ACCUSATIONS >> IT IS HORRIBLE, UNACCEPTABLE THANK GOD, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE FOLKS EXPOSED TO THAT FOOD WILL BE OKAY

NO, WE DON'T ACCEPT THAT ANY VENDOR WHO DOES NOT DO THEIR JOB, THEY WILL NOT BE A VENDOR WITH US THERE HAS TO BE AN INVESTIGATION >> Reporter: FOR NOW, THE CITY NOT ACCEPTING THE FOOD FROM THE VENDOR AT MOUNT VERNON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE SALLY SHOWMAN FOODS ARE NOT RESPOND TO OUR INQUIRIES

7 PEOPLE TREATED FOR FOOD POISONING BUT DAY >> IT IS VERY CLEAR THE FOOD POISONING WAS A RESULT OF