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Judge Says No More FDA Extensions on FSMA Deadlines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may no longer extend deadlines on releasing policies set forth by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, according to a ruling by a judge in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. Judge Phyllis Hamilton has sided with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in a lawsuit against FDA over… Continue Reading

Industry Lawyers Tell Big Food How Not to Get Sued

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Last week I attended a conference in Washington DC with the lofty title: “3rd Advanced Regulatory and Compliance Summit on Food & Beverage Marketing & Advertising.” The event’s main sponsor was the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels, whose numerous mega-corporate food clients include Cargill, Dean Foods and Nestlé. In addition, the firm represents (under the heading of “crop… Continue Reading

Another Suit Filed Against Mexican Restaurant Linked to June E. coli Outbreak

An Illinois man has filed suit against the Mexican Restaurant thought to be the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens in the state in June of this year. Quinten Hayley of Lombard, IL is seeking damages from Los Burritos Mexicanos, Inc., located in Lombard, where he allegedly contracted an E. coli infection… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Restaurant in E. coli Outbreak

A lawsuit was filed today against Los Burritos Mexicanos in Lombard, Ill., on behalf of a woman who fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating at the restaurant. According to a complaint filed in DuPage County Circuit Court, Elizabeth Bernardi ate at the restaurant on June 6, 2013 and fell ill with symptoms of… Continue Reading

San Diego Man Sues Townsend for Hepatitis A Infection Linked to Berries

Marler Clark, Gordon & Holmes and Keeney, Waite & Stevens have filed another lawsuit against Oregon berry producer Townsend Farms in San Diego County Superior Court.  The suit, filed Tuesday, was the second individual lawsuit filed on behalf of a hepatitis A outbreak victim from the San Diego area by the three law firms. The… Continue Reading

Lawsuits Filed Against Townsend Farms for Hepatitis A Outbreak

Two lawsuits have been filed against Oregon-based Townsend Farms, the producer of Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berry products sold at Costco and Harris Teeter stores. One personal injury case has been filed on behalf of a San Diego woman who alleges she fell ill with a hepatitis A infection after eating the berries…. Continue Reading

Two Lawsuits Filed in NC Holiday Inn Salmonella Outbreak

Case count grows to 99

Two women have filed lawsuits in Fayetteville, N.C., against the Holiday Inn Bordeaux alleging that they fell ill with Salmonella poisoning after eating food served at the hotel. The lawsuits come the same day the case count of those sickened in the outbreak rose again. The plaintiffs, Lucille Thompson and Tara Foster, are two of… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against Seattle Restaurant for E. coli Outbreak

Two patrons sickened with E. coli at Ambassel Restaurant in Seattle filed a lawsuit against the restaurant on Thursday. Both are represented by food safety law firm Marler Clark, which underwrites Food Safety News. Plaintiffs Sarah Schacht and Alison Cardinal ate at Ambassel on February 8 and 15, respectively. They fell ill with symptoms of E…. Continue Reading