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Son’s death from E. coli infection spurs activist

Barbara Kowalcyk (former client and friend), the former president of Safe Tables Our Priority (S.T.O.P.), a national grassroots organization dedicated to preventing foodborne illness, was interviewed by the Daily Record.  She recently co-founded a new nonprofit, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI). Kowalcyk and her husband, Michael, came to S.T.O.P. in late 2001 after their 21⁄2-year-old-son, Kevin, died from an E. coli infection.

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