This article by Denis Stearns appeared in the July/August 2002 issue of Food Quality Magazine. Mr. Stearns begins the article, "Let’s be honest: as an attorney who makes a substantial portion of his living by filing lawsuits against restaurants, it’s not in my financial interest to have the National Restaurant Association (NRA) change its position on mandatory hepatitis-A vaccinations for food-handlers," and goes on to argue that food handlers play a large part in hepatitis A outbreaks and that, if food handlers were vaccinated against hepatitis A, Marler Clark would represent fewer clients in claims against restaurants that are the source of hepatitis A outbreaks.Hepatitis Vaccinations (pdf)
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