Off to England and Wales later this week after a stop in lovely Sacramento, California to continue the ongoing battle over the 2006 Dole Spinach E. coli cases.  Here are some of the details of the trip to the "mother land."

Dear Colleagues:

We are delighted to invite you to attend: ‘Caused Food Poisoning? : See you in Court?

What every business should know about the costs of food poisoning’ – the Inaugural British Food Journal Annual Lecture, to be held at the Royal Institute of Public Health, London, on the 17th June 2008 from 11.00 am.

The Keynote Address will be given by Bill Marler.

Bill Marler is the world’s foremost lawyer in the recovery of compensation following outbreaks of food poisoning, and to date has recovered over $0.5 billion for his clients. Bill Marler is the managing partner in the law firm of Marler Clark and has represented thousands of victims of food poisoning. He frequently speaks on food safety around the world and has helped to form Outbreak, a non profit making business dedicated to training companies on how to avoid food borne illness.

An introduction will be provided by Professor Chris Griffith, Editor of the British Food Journal and Head of the Food Research and Consultancy Unit at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, followed by the lecture. Refreshments will be provided during which time delegates will have the chance to network and talk to the world‘s foremost authority on the financial consequences of food poisoning. This is a unique UK opportunity for delegates to both learn and potentially save lives, money and businesses. The lecture will be of interest to anyone involved in food safety including businesses, trainers, environmental health practitioners and many others.

I will also be doing a similar lecture in Cardiff, Wales the following day – ‘Hot Topics in the Agri-Food Industry."