Editor’s note: This is 2018 winner of the “Publisher’s Award” for essays written as part of a food safety litigation class at the University of Arkansas Law School. The course is taught by Bill Marler and Denis Stearns of the Seattle law firm MarlerClark LLP.


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ST. LOUIS — A scientist, a retiree and a lawyer walk into a seminar room. There’s no punchline. They’re no joke. They came to talk Salmonella and they are deadly serious. IAFP 2016 Denis Stearns speaking Attorney Denis Stearns discusses how the legal question about Salmonella as an adulterant in raw meat and poultry remains unanswered…

A Kenosha, WI, family has sued the local Supermercado Los Corrales store whose pork sales are now thought to be responsible for a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 60 people. Kenneth and Melissa Vela, on behalf of themselves and their three children (Andrew, Elizabeth and Jacob), electronically filed their lawsuit Wednesday against the…