January 2008

In 1998 when I started Marler Clark, Al Gore had only recently invented the internet (only kidding).  Search Engines were new and Google was probably being run out of someone’s basement.   Because I was in the middle of many of the earliest food poisoning battles, like Jack in the Box and Odwalla, I had

So, first some facts:  the CDC reports that Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a leading cause of foodborne illness.  Based on a 1999 estimate, 73,000 cases of infection and 61 deaths occur in the United States each year.   The CDC found also that from 1996-2004, the incidence of E. coli O157:H7 infections decreased 42 percent.  However

My insomnia got the better of me this morning.  So, as I cruised the Internet for tidbits on food poisoning I found a few interesting morsels.  Lately I have been obsessing about how the safety of raw milk has become so tied up with anti-big Ag, save the family farm and the un-verified health benefits.

Advanced Strategies for Managing and Defending Food Contamination Claims

Thursday, February 28, 2008 to Friday, February 29, 2008
Millennium Resort, Scottsdale McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ, United States


2007 was the year of the recall, with E. coli contamination increasing sharply in 2007 over the previous two years. And it’s not just beef recalls and