The Food Poison Journal is one of Marler Clark’s many frequently updated blogs on food-borne illnesses. This blog comments on related news stories and offers information on food poisoning illnesses, outbreaks and other food poisoning resources.
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The Billings Gazette reported today that Montana senator Jon Tester plans to introduce a bill in Congress to Modify the Federal Meat Inspection Act. Interestingly, Senator Tester is not new to the beef slaughtering business. He operated a small-scale slaughtering establishment on his...
Your tasty bagel falls on the floor. You hate to waste food, and you'd rather not toast a new one. Can you call "five second rule" and consume it without risk of food-poisoning? Not according to research from Clemson scientists reported in National Geographic....
E. coli outbreaks and college life are becoming more and more synonymous. Most parents of incoming freshman worry about alcohol and other extracurricular activities, but several recent E. coli outbreaks might cause a shift in the worry paradigm. Maybe not. Nevertheless,...
As most readers of the Food Poison Journal are aware, change is afoot in Washington, D.C. over the future regulation of the US’s food safety system. From President Obama’s recently-formed Food Safety Working Group to Congress’s proposed Food Safety Enhancement Act and FDA...
The Raw Milk Beat Goes On: A Look at the Literature and the 60-Day Raw Milk Cheese Aging Rule William D. Marler, J.D. Introduction Some say raw milk cheeses are being beat-up by US regulators this year. Indeed, if there was a Food Safety Zodiac, 2010 would be the Year of the Cheese (shell...
Other Requests: Harmonize Regulations and Avoid Duplicate Fees Although unpasteurized, or raw, milk products pose a significant food safety hazard, facilities producing these products are not covered by any of the food safety regulations proposed so far this year by Congress. These facilities also...
I really was not going to jump too much further into the Wisconsin Raw Milk debate until I read this quote the other morning: "We just don't see that as an issue.” That’s what Kathy Kramer, nutritionist and office manager at the Weston A. Price Foundation in...
Not much new to report: as many as 47 people sickened byE. coli O145 in an outbreak with recognized foodpoisoning cases in Michigan, Ohio, and New York. There are 15 lab-confirmed cases of E. coli O145 in the three states, and 32 people whose illnesses are thought to be related to the...
It is a crime to sell raw milk in the state of Wisconsin, and one farmer may be going jail for doing just that. According to an article in Walworth County Today, the Walworth County District Attorney's Office is evaluating whether to file charges against the owners of an Elkhorn farm...
Strange bedfellows (maybe not) in the fight over Wyoming residents' "fundamental right to eat whatever they want"
Tongue firmly planted in his cheek, Bill Marler recently teed off on a Wyoming legislator's (Sue Wallis (R-Recluse, WY)) sponsorship of a bill that would exempt food producers in Wyoming from licenses, inspections and certifications when selling directly to consumers. Ms. Wallis asserts that...