July 2010

CNN reports that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele was forced to cancel an appearance Friday before a national meeting of black journalists due to – you guessed it – food poisoning.

"While traveling out West the Chairman came down with a bad case of food poisoning," an RNC spokesman said in an email to

Linda Rivera, a 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 has

After being in the fog of Seattle for the better part of the day working on my slides for the International Association for Food Protection conference (with a little bit of help), I am looking forward to an excuse to go to sunny California next week.

Slide 10 – Larry King Video – https://www.marlerblog.com/2009/11/articles/lawyer-oped/larry-king-and-e-coli-o157h7-deaths/

Linda has been hospitalized since May 2009 due to a severe E. coli O157:H7 infection.  The below is a picture I took of her yesterday. Three weeks ago she appeared to be suffering from a bowel blockage, but it was decided that it was medication induced. Since then she has been in ICU and was

I am in San Francisco today to visit with a client who is still suffering the devastating impact of an E. coli O157:H7 infection fifteen months after first becoming ill.  She still remains hospitalized – today in rehab, but a few days ago in was in ICU.

Checking my emails this morning, I found this

From KBIA Public Radio Missouri:

Time is running out for new food safety regulation legislation to receive a senate debate. If it becomes law, regulations in the Senate Food Safety Modernization Act would drastically affect the way food safety is monitored in the United States. The legislation would standardize regulation for imported food products and

According to the Quad-City Times, anyone who received immunizations as a result of possible exposure to hepatitis A at a McDonald’s restaurant in Milan, Ill., can make a claim in a $500,000 settlement that is pending approval in Rock Island County Circuit Court.  The settlement, titled Patterson v. JKLM, Inc. d/b/a McDonald’s, is pending in