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November 12, 2022

How Do Chickens Become Infected With Salmonella?

Chickens can become infected with Salmonella the same way humans get it – through the oral route. In addition to the oral route, chickens can become infected with Salmonella through their navel. Eggs can also become infected with salmonella even before their shells form. …

November 12, 2022

E. coli in Lakes: Why It Happens and What You Should Know

The CDC makes a clear warning about E. coli and water – especially, unchlorinated water: “Don’t swallow water when swimming and when playing in lakes, ponds, streams, swimming pools, and backyard “kiddie” pools.” …

November 12, 2022

Tips for Avoiding a Hepatitis A Infection

Hepatitis A is totally and completely preventable. Although outbreaks continue to occur in the United States, no one should ever get infected if preventive measures are taken. For example, food handlers must always wash their hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, and certainly before …

October 28, 2022

Strict Liability and Negligence and when they apply and chain of distribution liability.

A consumer buys a food item at a store, handles it appropriately, eats it and gets sick from Salmonella or E. coli. Who is legally responsible? The store, the distributor, the manufacturer, the supplier of the particular ingredient that was contaminated? As with most things legal, it depends. The …

October 20, 2022

The Link Between Canned Food and Botulism

Most of the botulism events that are reported annually in the United States are associated with home-canned foods that have not been safely processed. Very occasionally, however, commercially- processed foods are implicated as the source of a botulism events, including sausages, beef stew, canned vegetables, and seafood products. …

October 20, 2022

Why Is Norovirus More Common During Winter?

Humans are the only host of norovirus, and norovirus has several mechanisms that allow it to spread quickly and easily. Norovirus infects humans in a pathway like the influenza virus’ mode of infection. Norovirus can survive a wide range of temperatures and in many different environments. Moreover, the viruses can …

September 27, 2022

Chipotle E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

Marler Clark, the E. coli attorneys, represented several victims in this E. coli outbreak. All claims were settled, including compensation for medical bills, wage loss and any future medical complications. The initial, larger STEC O26 outbreak was first detected by public health officials in Washington and Oregon through local foodborne …

September 24, 2022

What to do if you get infected by E. coli

The colitis caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 is characterized by severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea that typically turns bloody within 24 hours, and sometimes fever. The incubation period—that is, the time from exposure to the onset of symptoms—in outbreaks is usually reported as 3 to 4 days but may …

September 24, 2022

When to file a claim after contracting Food Poisoning

The short answer is as soon as you know, “more likely than not,” what the cause of the food poisoning illness is. However, that is not necessarily as easy as it may sound. …

September 24, 2022

Ways Restaurants respond to Food Poisoning Claims

Over the last 30 years I have spoken to dozens of restaurants and restaurant associations about “why it is a bad idea to poison your customers.” Some still do not heed my advice. So, how should a restaurant respond to a food poisoning claim by one or many of its customers? …

August 31, 2022

What does Salmonella Poisoning feel like?

Salmonella infections can have a broad range of illness, from no symptoms to severe illness. The most common clinical presentation is acute gastroenteritis. Symptoms include diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, often accompanied by fever of 100°F to 102°F (38°C to 39°C). Other symptoms may include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, headache and body …

August 11, 2022

What Happens if E. coli Goes Untreated

In most infected individuals, symptoms of a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection last about a week and resolve without any long-term problems. Antibiotics do not improve the illness, and some medical researchers believe that these medications can increase the risk of developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Therefore, apart from supportive …

August 11, 2022

How to Prevent Infection if You Have Been Exposed to Norovirus

Common settings for norovirus outbreaks include restaurants and events with catered meals (36%), nursing homes (23%), schools (13%), and vacation settings or cruise ships (10%). Proper hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of norovirus. …

August 11, 2022

5 Quick Tips for Preventing Salmonellosis

In general, safe cooking and preparation of food can kill existing Salmonella bacteria and prevent it from spreading – remember Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. Additionally, safe choices at the grocery store can greatly reduce the risk of Salmonella. …

June 09, 2022

Citterio Salame Stick Lawsuit

As of December 12, 2021, a total of 36 Salmonella confirmed cases were reported from 11 states (CA, IL, KS, MD, MI, MN, NJ, NY, PA, and VA). Illnesses onsets ranged from September 18, 2021, to October 30, 2021. Cases ranged in age from 1 to 75 years (median 8) …


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