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6 Jun 2022, 9:48 am by Bill Marler
I was reminded about the below post when I saw this headline this morning; California pays out more than $4 million to settle lawsuit stemming from E. coli outbreak: Bill Marler, a Seattle attorney with decades of experience in food safety law who has represented dozens of families with loved ones sickened by E. coli infections, said the settlements generally seemed reasonable based on an expected judgment of between $3 million and $5 million at trial for the Cabezuela case alone. [read post]
21 May 2022, 12:21 am by Bill Marler
References: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-peanut-butter-may-2022 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9744205/ https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5621a1.htm https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58e0129a1.htm https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bredeney-09-12/ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/braenderup-08-14/ https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/paratyphi-b-12-15/ https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2017/o157h7-03-17/index.html [read post]
20 May 2022, 8:33 pm by Bill Marler
This included residents of Arizona (4), California (5), Florida (2), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Maryland (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), Oregon (11), Virginia (2), Washington (2), and Wisconsin (1). [1]           https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2017/o157h7-03-17/index.html [2]           A 1996 Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak linked to peanut butter sickened at least 15 in Australia – Aust N Z J Public… [read post]
19 May 2022, 6:03 am by Kevin Kaufman
The Tax Foundation respectfully submits comment on the state tax and revenue implications of the proposed tobacco product standard for menthol in cigarettes. [read post]
22 Apr 2022, 10:53 am
  Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6402a6.htmRead More [read post]
6 Apr 2022, 4:08 pm by Bill Marler
Well, first, don’t eat British Columbia, Canada oysters for a bit. [read post]
19 Feb 2022, 7:13 pm by Patti Waller
Enterobacter sakazakii- E. sakazakii infections have been reported in a variety of locations over the past several years among infants fed milk-based powdered infant formula products from various manufacturers.Enterobacter sakazakii was first described as a new bacterial species in 1980, and over a hundred scientific papers have been written about it. [read post]
17 Jan 2022, 8:31 am
  Sources:  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5226a1.htm  https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp? [read post]
13 Jan 2022, 12:43 pm by Lawrence B. Ebert
link: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7101a4.htm But separately, recall a NYT article from a month previously https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/us/covid-deaths-elderly-americans.html [read post]
25 Sep 2021, 2:36 pm by Eugene Volokh
From a West Virginia Attorney General's opinion handed down two weeks ago, but just posted on Westlaw, the conclusion: [A] law requiring all state employees to be vaccinated or requiring all businesses to demand vaccine passports from all patrons would violate our State's constitution (as it should be properly understood) and violate both state and federal law. [read post]
3 Sep 2021, 2:05 pm by Bill Marler
Opinion Editor’s note: Following is a letter sent to the USDA’s deputy undersecretary for food safety regarding a petition filed by several consumer groups and individuals who are asking the government to declare certain types of Salmonella illegal in meat and poultry. [read post]
31 Aug 2021, 5:55 am by Kevin Kaufman
Key Findings: The Tobacco Tax Equity Act would double taxes on cigarettes and equalize rates on all other tobacco and nicotine products to match the new higher cigarette rate. [read post]
4 Jul 2021, 8:56 am by Bill Marler
An Introduction to Listeria Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. [4, 18] Of the six species of Listeria, only L. monocytogenes(pronounced maw-NO-site-aw-JUH-neez) causes disease in humans. [18] These bacteria multiply best at 86-98.6 degrees F (30-37 degrees C), but also multiply better than all other bacteria at refrigerator temperatures, something that allows… [read post]