DPI Specialty Foods Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating DPI Specialty Foods, Inc., regarding a recent data breach. The DPI Specialty Foods data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to more than 24,900 current and former employees.


DPI Specialty Foods is a wholesale food distributor known for working with perishable and non-perishable food items. Founded in 1963, DPI Specialty Foods has established itself as the premier Western United States specialty food distributor by integrating sales, marketing, logistics, and schematics into its services portfolio. Today, DPI Specialty Foods products include appetizers, meats, seafood, cheeses, cut-and-wrap goods, and more. Headquartered in Ontario, California, DPI Specialty Foods employs more than 1,000 individuals throughout its three divisions.


On February 20, 2021, DPI Specialty Foods discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its system may have been accessed and obtained. DPI Specialty Foods disclosed that the breach was a malware attack that may have impacted the sensitive information of its current and former employees between January 22 and February 20, 2021. In February 2022, DPI Specialty Foods began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. Recently, on September 6, 2022, DPI Specialty Foods sent out additional breach notification letters indicating that more individuals likely needed notification that their sensitive information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Address
  • Financial information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
  • Passport number
  • Health insurance information
  • Employment records
  • Username or password information
  • Health records

If you are a current of former employee of DPI Specialty Foods:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the DPI Specialty Foods data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by DPI Specialty Foods, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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