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Publisher’s Platform: A Bit(e) of history of outbreak criminal prosecutions


I thought it might be helpful to see a few cases where a food borne outbreak brought the attention of the US Attorney’s office. “Forwarded is Forearmed.” Odwalla:  In 1998 in what was the first criminal conviction in a large-scale food-poisoning outbreak, Odwalla Inc. pleaded guilty to violating Federal food safety laws and agreed to pay… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Chipotle – Parallels with Jack-in-the-Box and Odwalla


The more things change the more things stay the same. Friday a Chipotle stockholder brought suit against the company, filing a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. In the complaint, the investor accused Chipotle of failing to disclose that its “quality controls were inadequate to safeguard consumer and… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: E coli and HUS Sites Updated


Shortly after I resolved the 1996 Odwalla E. coli O157:H7 outbreak on behalf of five kids who suffered Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), and long before Google became synonymous with searching on the Internet, we had compiled more information about this nasty bug, and its frightening and potentially deadly impact, than anyone outside a few major… Continue Reading

Odwalla Recalls Chocolate Protein Monster Drink

Reports from consumers who said they had allergic reactions to Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster have prompted the company to issue a nationwide allergy alert and recall. In a news release Friday, Odwalla said it was contacted by four individuals who were not known to be allergic to soy and milk but said they were allergic… Continue Reading