The nationwide salmonella outbreak has hit Miami-Dade County. Three cases were reported here in an outbreak that is believed to have started with a chicken producer all the way in California.
Short Order recently published part one of our interview with Bill Marler, attorney, blogger, and food safety advocate. He discussed food safety concerns and foodborne illness.We wrap up our interview today with Marler discussing his most difficult cases and lobbying Congress to pass the Food Modern ... More >>
When we first heard of Marler Clark, the "food safety law firm," we pictured a dozen ambulance chasers strategically posted outside of establishments that served spinach in large quantities throughout the day. After a few conversations with Bill Marler, however, we realized that our assumption could ... More >>
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, but it should be renamed the "Year of the Salmon--ella outbreak and consequent civil suits."Too long?Two lawsuits due to salmonella poisoning have been filed against Taco Bell this year. The second lawsuit, also filed by Marler Clark, ... More >>
2 million: Dogs and cats abused and killed by the international fur industry each year -- including by the Burlington Coat Factory, which used to sell "Mongolian Dog Fur" that was made from domesticated dogs. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).24: Number of cats it takes to make a fur coat i ... More >>
Michael Batz, head of food safety programs at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI).The University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) has named the foods commonly responsible for food-related illness.Contrary to what most people think, those huge outbreaks of con ... More >>
Salmonella bacteriaBritish soccer stadium Forest Green Rovers Football Club recently instituted a ban on burgers and sausages. Its vegan owner first barred the team's players from partaking in red meat for "health and performance reasons," and then extended the policy to patrons as well, reasonin ... More >>
image via portorikan on flickr.Food poisoning.Blech! We used to think food recalls were a rare phenomenon. Turns out American factory culture may not have changed enough since Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle," to stop bacterium-infected food products from hitting store shelves.The last year has ... More >>
Nina Mathews on flickr Eat me at your own risk.Last year it was peanut butter. Last month it was eggs. Who knows what food-borne illness outbreak will hit us this month. Seems like outbreaks are coming at us faster than New Jersey-based reality TV shows these days. But besides satisfying ... More >>
A young mother suffered an unhappy fate at a classic Miami-Dade greasy spoon.
via flicker ccTacos from some other restaurant.On a Sunday night last January, a bubbly brunette waitress named Courtney Rhon stopped for takeout at El Toro Taco in Homestead. The 32-year-old mother of two ordered a beef chimichanga and a taco dish for her 14-year-old son. There was food at home for ... More >>
Never use the Internet when you're laid up with food poisoning, and never trust your own legal defense. Those are the lessons supposedly learned from the bizarre criminal saga of former WSVN Channel 7 weatherman Bill Kamal, who was released from jail last week. In actuality, Kamal, using the screen ... More >>
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