It 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
Like 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…
The ABA (a law group known primarily for protecting corporate interests – or at least leaning heavily in the direction of doing their bidding) is working on their list of the 100 best legal blogs (www.marlerblog.com made it last year). They are looking for some advice on which blawgs you think they should include.…
The Rock Island High School in Illinois is the recipient of a $25,000 donation from food safety law firm Marler Clark. The Seattle-based law firm works nationwide on behalf of victims of foodborne illness, and assisted many residents in the 2009 outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) traced to a Milan McDonald’s.
“Foodborne illness outbreaks…
I 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:”
I 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:
There is a star-studded group of speakers:
After nearly 18 years doing foodborne illnesses cases, I have been frustrated by the lack of any prosecutions against many of these corporations who poison and kill us. When will a prosecutor step-up? It really is left to the blunt instrument of civil litigation, and punitive damages in particular, to “punish” these bad actors in…
My chicken coop for my six chickens is a bit over budget.
With the purchase of the chickens, food, etc., and the coop, this is pressing on $5,000. I am beginning to question the price per egg, and I have not yet tested the chickens and the eggs for Salmonella.