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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.

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Today the Roanoke Times reported that owners of Famous Anthony’s filed bankruptcy for two of their Roanoke five restaurant locations after a hepatitis A outbreak originating from one of their food service
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: whether it is for moral or business reasons, offer hepatitis A vaccination to your employees

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I will spare you the list of hepatitis A cases that I have been involved with since 1998 when I represented 30 people exposed in a Seattle, Washington Subway restaurant, including one
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Message to Public Health — It is time, past time, to change views on hepatitis A vaccines for food handlers

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On Dec. 29, 2021, The CDC Announced That 13 People Infected With The Outbreak Strain Of E. Coli O157:H7 Have Been Reported From Six States. Illnesses Started On Dates Ranging From Nov.


Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Another E. coli outbreak in leafy greens – given the time of the year likely linked again to Yuma

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I suppose it should not be a surprise. Outbreaks associated with lettuce, specifically the “pre-washed” and “ready-to-eat” varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, the frequency with which this
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: 53 sick, 30 hospitalized, 4 with kidney failure and 3 dead

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The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) late Saturday told consumers not to eat the following brand of fresh enoki mushrooms after a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

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Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Enoki mushroom recall a reminder of 2020 deadly Listeria outbreak