November 2011

Over Thanksgiving week, Cozy Vale Creamery’s raw milk products were recalled because they were linked to three E. coli O157:H7 illnesses and after environmental swabbing at the facility discovered that locations in the milking parlor and processing areas were contaminated with the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.  At least two of those cases were children who

Environmental testing also positive.

Cozy Raw Milk.jpgCozy Vale Creamery’s raw milk products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 after being linked to three illnesses.

The Cozy Vale Creamery’s whole and skim milk and cream are distributed through seven retail outlets in Pierce, Thurston and King counties. The products being recalled all

Screen Shot 2011-11-23 at 3.09.11 PM.pngBefore her Listeriosis illness, the decedent, Florence Wilcox, was a 96-year-old resident of Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico. Ms. Wilcox lived independently and remained very active. In fact, she was named 2011 “Patron of the Year” at the local public library. Ms. Wilcox frequently purchased and ate cantaloupes. On at least one occasion in the

According to the CDC, between April 1 to November 16, 2011, a total of 179 illnesses due to Salmonella Heidelberg with this PFGE pattern were reported in states where the “kosher broiled chicken livers” were distributed. The number of ill persons identified in each state the product is distributed to is as follows: New York

Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown stepped into a conflicted area in their story today – “Criminal charges hard to pin on farm where listeria-tainted cantaloupes originated” – although the headline writers got it wrong.

Although in my opinion the likelihood of felony charges is remote, misdemeanor charges are certainly a possibility.  Here is the law: