My friend, Darin Detwiler, let me post this for him tonight for tomorrow:

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day the last of four young children died during the landmark 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak.

Riley Edward Detwiler

I learned about the reality of this foodborne pathogen…

Although the United States is know world-wide as having one of the safest food supplies, there have been instances where some of the foods most commonly consumed in our country have resulted in tragedy.

Jack-in-the- Box E. coli Outbreak – 1992 – 1993

708 ill, 171 hospitalized and 4 dead

An outbreak of E. coli…

I can hear a bit of silence in the board rooms of America.

Monday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeals of Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, without comment.

egg men illustration DeCosterIn April 2015 U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett sentenced the DeCosters to prison, saying they knew or should have known about…

Bill Marler testified before Congress in support of the Food Safety Modernization Act, asking the government and the food industry to put him out of business.
Bill Marler testified before Congress in support of the Food Safety Modernization Act, asking the government and the food industry to put him out of business.

From about 2011 though the summer of 2015 business was slower for The Food Safety Law Firm, which meant on average less people were sickened…

What can the 74 Hawaii victims do to help health officials? Be your own junior epidemiologist. Sitting in my hotel room on the shores of Waikiki in the remnants of tropical storm Darby, has given me time – perhaps too much – to think about this outbreak – especially after meeting with a few of…

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-fast-food-hamburger-image12143746New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has once again proposed a law that would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) the ability that it does not believe it already has to recall meat tainted with the pathogenic Salmonella bacteria. The law, in essence, would prompt FSIS to label Salmonella for…