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Touchdowns and toilet bowls

Opinion

Editor’s note: This is 2018 winner of the “Publisher’s Award” for essays written as part of a food safety litigation class at the University of Arkansas Law School. The course is taught by Bill Marler and Denis Stearns of the Seattle law firm MarlerClark LLP. When you think about high school football, you think about… Continue Reading

Friends don’t make friends sick on Super Bowl Sunday

Opinion

I come from a long line of, “Oh, just leave that leftover chicken – or pheasant, or scrambled eggs, or fried potatoes – on the counter. Someone will eat it later.” And there they’d sit – on a small saucer on the toaster – and people would nibble at them all afternoon and into the… Continue Reading

Suspect was charged with felony food poisoning after arrest

The suspect police arrested  for  a series of incidents involving tampering with self service food bars in South Lake Tahoe remains in custody charged with a felony. In the county lockup  is 43-year old Harry Dally, who was detained after police released store surveillance video showing a man who is believed to have doused act least… Continue Reading

FSA reports 54 ‘food incidents’ in United Kingdom in Q3

In case you’ve been wondering about “food incidents” across the pond, the Food Standards Agency for the United Kingdom is out with its report for the July through September 2016 period.  The report includes those incidents where an alert was issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw products from sales. This quarterly summary also… Continue Reading

More than 1,000 students in 10 schools hit with food poisoning

It began with school buses rushing vomiting students suffering from food poisoning to area hospitals — that was the scene earlier this week in King Williams Town in South Africa. Hundreds of grade school students were taken to two provincial hospitals as they experienced stomach aches and vomiting, just after eating their government-provided school lunches. Ambulances,… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: It’s not people, it’s algal flour and soy protein

Opinion

When the recall alert for Soylent brand “Food Bars” hit my email a couple of days ago I would have thought it was a colleague pulling my leg but for the standard coding and language from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The thought of the name Soylent applied to an “engineered food” designed to “expand… Continue Reading

Complaints about poor food hygiene up 14 percent in Ireland

How often during the course of last year did the 5 million people of Ireland lodge complaints related to their food?  The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is out with a report on its Advice Line for 2015 that provides some answers. The FSA of Ireland took 2,739 complaints by consumers relating to food, food… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Time for More Criminal Prosecutions in Food Poisoning Cases?

Opinion

It has been a busy past several weeks for public health investigators (and lawyers) and uncomfortable (and sometimes deadly) for food poisoning victims, as well as for the management of several companies. Here are just a few of the outbreaks hitting the news: Salmonella Cucumbers: As of Nov. 18, 2015, 838 people infected with the… Continue Reading