A total of thirty cases of Salmonella illness linked to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, are being reported in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick Yet no recall warnings
Drew Falkenstein joined Marler Clark in January, 2004 and has concentrated his practice in representing victims of foodborne illness. He has litigated nationwide against some of the biggest food corporations in the world, including Dole, Kellogg's, and McDonald's. He has worked on landmark cases that have helped shape food safety policy, HACCP protocol, and consumer rights, such as the E. coli outbreak in fresh spinach in 2006 and the 2008 Peanut Corporation of America outbreak of Salmonella. A frequent speaker for the not-for-profit organization Outbreak, Inc, Mr. Falkenstein travels the country to address public and environmental health organizations as well as food safety meetings and annual educational conferences.Â He speaks on the intersection of law and public health, and addresses companies on how to prevent food borne illness outbreaks.
As of Monday, the Rhode Island Department of Health reports 33 possible cases of Salmonella with 17 hospitalized in an outbreak linked to holiday pastries called zeppole. (Wednesday update: 43 ill, possibly including one fatality;
The judge’s full opinion in Commisioner of Minnesota Dept. of Ag v. Mike Hartmann et al. is the kind of read that makes you wish the feds and state governments took more seriously the notion
Sprouts . . . nutritionally dense, next to irresistable on sub sandwiches, and an exceptional medium for the proliferation of dangerous bacteria.
Sprouts have been called one of the 10 riskiest foods. They have been
It may be only a rarity that a widely contaminated food product distributed to a major grocery chain all over an entire region of the country does not cause many severe illnesses.
Even though there
Senator Coburn is wrong. The Senate needs to pass meaningful food safety legislation immediately, not keep it on the backburner through the lame duck session so that it can start from scratch again next term.
Certain times of year are associated with increased prevalence of foodborne disease–most notably, E. coli O157:H7 during summer months. Springtime, to the author’s knowledge at least, has not had any such specific association with a
Last week, in the wake of the State Supreme Court’s ruling in Brayton et al. v. Pawlenty et al., Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty issued Executive Order 10-07, which seeks to prioritize core government functions
One need not look far to grasp the scope of this country’s food safety problems, and the personal devastation that can happen when somebody is infected by E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, or any other foodborne…