When Nevada’s Green Valley High School held its winter sports award banquet last week, Seattle-based food safety law firm Marler Clark was there to announce a donation of $100,000 to the Henderson-based school.

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The donation was made in honor of Green Valley’s former teaching assistant, E. coli victim Linda Rivera, and her family.

  

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The Food Safety Act of 2010 (an amalgam of S. 510, with the Tester/Hagen Amendment, and H.B. 2749) was quietly signed into law, along with a few dozen other bills, by President Obama upon his return from his Christmas and New Year holiday in Hawaii.  The quiet signing ceremony of legislation that passed overwhelmingly in both houses,

“Pain is fear leaving the body.”

I am not sure who coined the phrase originally, but a friend of mine says it is on a sign that hangs over the entrance of the pool where his daughter swam during high school.  I thought of it again while I was visiting Linda and Richard Rivera in …

  

The Senate needs to pass the Linda Rivera Act.

 Linda Rivera (Senator Harry Reid’s Nevada constituent) ate premade cookie dough that was contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  She has suffered liver and kidney failure, a stroke and the removal of her large intestine.  She has been hospitalized since May 2009 and has incurred over …

Linda Rivera, a Reno, Nevada woman who contracted E. coli from cookie dough and has been battling for her life for the past fifteen months, has been promised the Senate will move on the pending food safety bill, S. 510–the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. 

A constituent of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rivera …

Part II in a II-part series on Linda Rivera’s battle with E. coli O157:H7. 

Once a week, Jeanine Iyala loads her two kids into the car and makes the roughly 60-mile round trip from Pleasanton to San Francisco to visit her step-mother at Davies Medical Center. Traveling any distance with a 2-year-old and a 9-month-old…

Part I in a II-part series on Linda Rivera’s battle with E. coli O157:H7.

It’s one of those glorious, fogless summer days in San Francisco when the winds whisk the skies clear and everyone is outside basking in sunlight.  From Linda Rivera’s hospital room at Davies Medical Center, you can see the city’s skyline–including the…