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Contaminated Food Still a Substantial Health Burden

Although there has been a greater push for food safety in the last ten years, the number of people sickened by contaminated food grew in 2017, according new data from FoodNet, a collaborative program involving the CDC, FDA, USDA and…

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Large Trucks with Bad Brakes are Roadway Hazard

Faulty truck brakes cause tractor-trailers to crash into passenger vehicles in places where reliable equipment would have saved lives. It’s a devastating safety lapse that has inspired a North American group of law enforcement agencies to focus attention on large…

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Limbrel Lawsuit: Law Firm Calls for Recall

Our law firm is offering a free confidential Limbrel lawsuit evaluation. We are investigating a product liability lawsuit for injuries from Limbrel, a product made by Primus Pharmaceuticals, an Arizona firm. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that…

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Toyo Tire Salmonella Outbreak Investigated by Lawyer

A number of people contracted Salmonella food poisoning after eating ate at a catered meal at Toyo Tire in White, Georgia, last week. Ryan Osterholm, a Salmonella lawyer at our law firm, has been contacted regarding this outbreak and is investigating a…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Risk Prompts YMCA in Lawrenceville, GA to Close

A YMCA in Lawrenceville, Georgia has been forced to close its pool, hot tubs, steam room, sauna, and shower areas because the facility may harbor dangerous levels of Legionella pneumonia bacteria. According to news sources, the J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA,…

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E. coli at MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton, Lawyers Investigate

Our E. coli lawyers are investigating an E. coli outbreak at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego and Camp Pendleton. As of the November 3, 2017 MCRD press release, about 69 recruits are symptomatic for E. coli poisoning. Those sickened are…

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13-Case Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster in Flushing, NY

The New York City Department of Health (NYCDH) has alerted the public that 13 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been diagnosed in Flushing, Queens over the past two weeks. The victims, ranging in age from the 30s to late 80s,…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Returns to Quincy, IL Veterans’ Home

In 2015, 53 residents of the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, Illinois were sickened with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia that is most often deadly when it is contracted within a long-term health care environment. 12 of these…

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CRE Infection from ERCP Endoscope

People undergoing a medical procedure known as ERCP may have been exposed to a deadly superbug called Carbapenum-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). This multidrug-resistant bacterium is highly transmissible in healthcare settings. There are currently few antibiotic options for treating CRE infections. Invasive…

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Hand Washing a “Regulatory Burden,” Says Senator Tillis

It’s hard to fathom the dangerous and idiotic comments of some of our elected officials. A case in point: newly elected U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, R-N.C., who suggested that restaurants shouldn’t have to make their employees wash their hands after…

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Underpaid Workers, Social Injustice and Food Safety

A few weeks ago, I blogged about how paying low wages and offering few benefits to food workers increases the risk of foodborne illness. Simply put, if people want safe food, they have to pay for it. Mark Bittman’s opinion…

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Sick Leave for Restaurant Workers Necessary for Food Safety

The history of food safety, corporate irresponsibility, and workers’ rights is long and tortuous (as well as tortious). From the days of Upton Sinclair (rotten and diseased meat), unpasteurized and tuberculosis-laden milk, all the way through the present, the dangers…