News from 2016



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Marimoto Napa Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - California (2016)

The Napa County Public Health Department (NCPHD), announced on October 20, 2016 that is was collaborating with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to...

Matador Restaurant E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Washington (2016)

In September 2016, Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) and the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred...

Michigan State University (2016)

Bill Marler spoke to 100 individuals in academia, the food industry, and local regulators at Michigan State University about the past, present, and future of...

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Oregon Environmental Health Association (2016)

Bill Marler spoke to 80 state and local environmental health professionals in Florence, OR about his experience with foodborne illness outbreaks and investigations. ...

Oscar's of Breckenridge Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits - Colorado (2016)

19 cases of Salmonella were identified and traced to Oscar's of Breckenridge. Upon investigation, substantial food handling deficiencies were found. Unfortunately, the restaurant did not...

Oak Grove Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Ohio (2016)

In May 2016 state and local public health officials in Ohio investigated a foodborne illness outbreak among customers of Oak Grove Eatery, a restaurant located...

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Western Growers Association (2016)

Bill Marler traveled to Kauai, HI to speak on a panel discussing foodborne illness criminal and civil liability. ...

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Canadian Institute for Public Health (2016)

Bill Marler spoke to public health inspectors in Niagara Falls, Ontario about the gaps and improvement in outbreak investigation and his experiences with class action...

Costco Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Washington (2016)

In September 2016, local, state, and federal agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of rotisserie chicken salad purchased at the Costco Warehouse...

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Illinois (2016)

On June 28, 2016, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) received five reports of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia Coli (STEC) through routine surveillance. By June...

Conference for Food Protection (2016)

Bill Marler spoke to 400 food industry professionals and academia and consumer organizations from across the United States at the Conference for Food Protection in...

California Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Symposium (2015)

Managing partner Bill Marler traveled to Oakland, CA to speak to 300 health inspectors about the ethics in the environmental health profession. ...

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Indiana Environmenal Health Agency (2016)

Bill Marler traveled to Michigan City, IN to speak about criminal prosecutions related to food safety. His presentation was titled, "Litigating the food poisoning case...

Intermountain Institute of Food Technologists Symposium (2016)

Bill Marler spoke to 100 IFT section members and suppliers, and quality and R&D from Idaho food producers in Sun Valley, ID on the topic...

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - Multistate (2016)

In 2016, 134 cases of Hepatitis A were reported from nine states. 129 of these people reported eating a smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Café. Epidemiologic...

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Genki Sushi Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuits - Hawaii (2016)

Marler Clark represented 87 individuals in claims against Genki Sushi restaurants after their Oahu and Kauai locations were identified as the source of the outbreak...

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Fresh Produce Safety Conference (2016)

Managing partner Bill Marler traveled to Sydney, Australia to speak about what he has learned from recent food safety crises. ...

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Pipfruit New Zealand (2016)

Bill Marler traveled to New Zealand to speak to Pipfruit New Zealand about how to availed the lawyers coming calling on food safety issues. ...

PT Farms E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit - Multistate (2016)

PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, recalled approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products due to contamination by E. coli O157:H7. Based on...

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DeLauro Policy Dinner (2016)

Bill Marler traveled to Washington, DC to speak to 30 democratic members of Congress at the DeLauro Policy Dinner. ...

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Alejandro's Taqueria Campylobacter Outbreak Lawsuits - California (2016)

In June 2016, Solano County Public Health (SCPH) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni linked to consumption...

American Conference Institute (2016)

Bill Marler spoke at the American Conference Institute in San Francisco, CA about the cutting edge testing methods you need to understand to defend your...

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Long Beach Department of Health (2016)

Bill Marler spoke to 500 local community agencies, healthcare professionals, public and private sector agencies, elected officials, business and community leaders, and the general public...

Listeria Lawsuit Filed Against Dole After Two Dozen Sickened

Dole Fresh Vegetables faces first lawsuit from victims of Listeria outbreak originating from Springfield, Ohio processing plant.Ohio resident Constance Georgosta this has filed suit against...

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Sprouts Extraordinaire Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit - Colorado (2016)

CDC collaborated with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading...

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University of Washington (2016)

Bill Marler spoke to a Food Safety Class at the University of Washington about the cases that he has handled and his experiences with food...

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Bella Blu Restaurant Norovirus Outbreak Lawsuit - New York (2016)

On January 11, 2016, the New York Office of Environmental Investigations (OEI) received a complaint about a party of four people who became ill after...