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Bill Marler is an accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert on foodborne illness litigation. He began representing victims of foodborne illness in 1993, when he represented Brianne Kiner, the most seriously injured survivor of the Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, resulting in her landmark $15.6 million settlement. Marler founded Food Safety News in 2009.

Opinion

This past week the CDC declared an outbreak of Cronobacter infections over after the FDA received four complaints of Cronobacter infections in infants beginning on September 20, 2021, through January 11, 2022. Two of


Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Abbott caused the infant formula crisis, but the FDA and public health enabled it – Congress needs to fix it

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From September 2021 to February 2022, the CDC received reports of Cronobacter bacteria cases in infants in Minnesota, Ohio and Texas that resulted in four illnesses with two deaths.  These illnesses were
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Abbott and public health officials have failed in their duty to protect the most vulnerable

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“In the United States, Escherichia coli O157:H7 causes ≈73,000 infections and 60 deaths annually (1). Infection progresses to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in 2% to 15% of cases (2).”

In France, STEC
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Frozen pizzas from the Nestlé Buitoni brand Fraîch’Up likely have sickened several hundred