September 2010

0128_superman_485x340.jpgScreen shot 2010-09-30 at 9.15.28 PM.pngIt was reported today that Mustang Public School officials and the Oklahoma State Department of Health are investigating a Salmonella outbreak among elementary children in Canadian County.  Officials said 10 cases have been confirmed in Mustang (see A) among elementary-aged children.  Health investigators are interviewing parents and children in order to track down the source

s510notdead.jpgLike a vampire in the books my daughters like to read, S. 510 keeps coming back to life.  According to the AP, the Senate will consider a food safety bill (S. 510) after the November elections that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to prevent foodborne illness.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,

fdaidiot.jpgI spend a lot of time supporting the FDA and the need for more resources. Come on FDA, please give me a little bit of help here. Willy Neuman and the New York Times crack another story about the seemingly error prone FDA in today’s story, “Oop! F.D.A. Error Is Talk of Henhouse.”

According to Neuman, apparently. “[a] delay in sending safety inspectors to egg farms after this summer’s salmonella outbreak and egg recall can be traced in part to a parking mistake outside a pair of Pennsylvania henhouses, according to industry executives and state government officials.”

Well, that is “eggasperating.” Here is the rest of the sad story of “eggo” and “eggcompetence:”


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2010-Top-25.JPGI found out today that I’ve been honored with a nomination for the LexisNexis Top 25 Business Law blogs – sweet! Evidently, folks now get to vote on the nominations to decide on the winners. Voting involves going to the LexisNexis communities site, and commenting with your vote on the nominees. If you aren’t on

Wednesday, October 27 to Thursday, October 28, 2010

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

Alan Maxwell and I are co-chairing this year’s conference – again. This time, in addition to our two man show:

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There is a star-studded group of speakers:


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