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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.

Organic Pastures Dairy Company was founded in 2000 and changed its business name to Raw Farm in 2020. Here is a brief history of raw milk and raw milk products that the company has recalled or had linked to outbreaks. 
Started OPDC in 2000 https://certifiedhumane.org/mcafee-farms-organic-pastures-dairy-company/
Changed name to Raw Farm

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The CDC has been reporting on an ongoing person to person outbreak of Hepatitis A for years. Since the outbreaks were first identified in 2016, 37 states have publicly reported the following as of October 6, 2023:

            •           Cases: 44,915

            •           Hospitalizations: 27,445 (61%)

            •           Deaths: 423

Now, the CDC has just reported

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People always ask me why do leafy green E. coli outbreaks keep happening. I think the bottom line is that retailers, restaurants, growers, processors and the government simply do not give a cow’s pie about the sickened and/or dead consumers – they are simply the cost of

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A new journal article on the polony tragedy was just published: “Cost estimation of listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) occurrence in South Africa in 2017 and its food safety implications.”

Some main points:

Estimate the loss of 204 that died was at least $240,000,000 US

Hospitalization costs were at least $10,400,000 US

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: It has nearly been six years since over 1,000 people were sickened and over 200 died from Listeria-tainted Polony in South Africa

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Over two months ago, while watching the premiere of the documentary, “Poisoned,” at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, I got thinking again about how little in the past 30 years I feel I have moved the needle on food safety – pathogens and certainly, human nutrition.  

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When you are sitting comfortable at home feeding your kids or going out to dinner, remember that there are a lot of people that have your back. I will be profiling them over the coming days as ‘Poisoned’ begins streaming on Netflix. Darin Detwiler has always been

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When you are sitting comfortable at home feeding your kids or going out to dinner, remember that there are a lot of people that have your back. I will be profiling them over the coming days as Poisoned begins streaming on Netflix. One of my favorite parts

Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Rosa DeLauro is just one of the heroes of ‘Poisoned’

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Ground Beef tainted with Salmonella can knowingly be sold as approved by the USDA/FSIS. 

It has caused a Salmonella Outbreak that has sickened 16 in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

As of July 24, 2023, 16 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul

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