An appeals court in Ontario, Canada is reviewing the 2009 conviction of two men for “serving food unfit for human consumption.” A central question on appeal is the incubation period for E. coli O157:H7 infections–in
Dave Babcock graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1991 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Washington Law School, graduating with Honors in 1997. Since joining Marler Clark in 2001, Dave's practice has focused on multiple party complex litigation, most commonly related to food-borne illness outbreaks. He has written several articles about food-borne illnesses and food-borne illness litigation for such publications as The Journal of Environmental Health and Trial Magazine.
When contaminated food is placed into the stream of commerce, it is not only those who consume the food who will become injured. For every serving of lettuce or ground beef contaminated with E. coli
Memorial Day will soon be here. Where I grew up, this meant greeting the sunshine and warm weather with the first barbecue of the season. Here in Seattle, we still pull out the grill, but
A senate panel last week unanimously approved the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” clearing it for a final vote. The legislation is a re-vamping of the Child Nutrition Act, originally passed in 1966. Portions
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which makes up part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has issued a press release recognizing World Kidney Day on March 11. The
With the U.S. Congress back in session, there is hope that work on food safety legislation will soon pick up steam. One of the issues that will be part of that discussion is “traceability.” In
It’s time to add another entry on the list of outbreaks of bacterial pathogens linked to petting zoos and animal exhibits. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment announced that an outbreak of
So, let’s say I was making you dinner, and in preparing one of the ingredients was “fixed to a column by the use of a synthetic fixing agent, glutaraldehyde.” Even if I told you that
I know you already knew this, but it’s National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week.
All sarcasm aside, the importance of safe food handling practices for healthcare workers is likely underrated. While safe food is important…
Fresh off the first weekend of the return of college football, and with kids heading back to school, the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) has two useful press releases to keep our food safe this