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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

The E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak linked to raw milk produced by Foundation Farm in Oregon has sickened at least 19 people. Fifteen of those victims are children; four of those children have developed...

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Knowledge is Power

I’m often asked to speak at programs about food safety. A frequently asked audience question involves what foods I avoid eating (sprouts, raw oysters, undercooked meats, etc.). It occurs to me,...

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Individuals and Companies Should be Prosecuted for Foodborne Outbreaks

As one of the few food safety lawyers in America, I’m often asked whether I believe that America’s food supply is the safest in the world. The short answer is: “I have no idea” – and if you’re one of...

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NECC Steroid Products Associated with Meningitis Outbreak Sent to Pain...

A multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis has been associated with lumbar epidural steroid injections into the spinal fluid. The fungi involved in the steroid meningitis outbreak include Aspergillus,...

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New England Compounding Center Steroids Cause Meningitis Outbreak in FL, IN,...

Evidence is mounting against New England Compounding Center that steroid products made and distributed by the company caused patients to suffer fungal meningitis and stroke. To date the Centers for...

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Epidural Meningitis Outbreak Cases Climb to 105 in 9 States, Tennessee,...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural...

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Traci’s Story: The Human Cost of Corporate Greed and Government Malfeasance...

Attorney Fred Pritzker, the author of this post, is representing Traci (TM) and over 40 patients harmed in the national fungal meningitis outbreak. He can be contacted for a free consultation here. In...

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Pritzker Lawyers Represent Cleveland Fair E. Coli Petting Zoo Patients

The firm of Pritzker Olsen is representing victims of the Cleveland Fair E. coli petting zoo outbreak that happened last summer.  Most outbreaks involving this organism are caused by adulterated food....

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New Study Finds Antioxidant Supplements May be Counterproductive

A study from the University of Copenhagen, published in the Journal of Physiology has found that resveratrol supplements in older men may counteract the positive effects of exercise. This popular...

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Iowa Salmonella Outbreak Seen Early in Mason City

Mason City, Iowa, is the center of a Salmonella outbreak investigation that preceded a wider outbreak notice announced Friday by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Mason City is the seat of...

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TATFAR Study on Antimicrobial Resistance Frightening

Foodborne illness resulting from organisms that are resistant to antibiotics is an emerging problem and a facet of a much greater challenge that threatens the health and safety of entire populations....

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Restaurant Outbreaks: Not the Fault of Workers

The history of food safety, corporate irresponsibility, and workers’ rights is long and tortuous (as well as tortious). From the days of Upton Sinclair (rotten and diseased meat), unpasteurized and...

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Central Market Salmon Jerky Recalled for Undeclared Allergens

World Wide Gourmet Foods is recalling 2,916 packages of Central Market Teriyaki Salmon Jerky because it may contain undeclared wheat and soy, two of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to...

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Great Pacific Burritos Recalled for No Inspection

Vern’s and Sons Food Service of Oregon is recalling 450 pounds of beef and chicken burritos that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours. No reports of...

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Beef Jerky Recalled for Undeclared Allergens in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and East Coast Beef Jerky are recalling beef jerky for undeclared fish, milk, mustard, and wheat, four of the major food allergens. People who are allergic to those...

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Heinz Baby Food Recalled in Canada for Spoilage

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Heinz Canada are recalling Heinz brand Chicken with Broth from the marketplace because the jars may not have sealed properly, causing spoilage. No illnesses have...

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Cleveland Crops Chili Cheezy Kale Chips Recalled

Solutions at Work of Ohio is recalling Cleveland Crops Chili Cheezy Kale Chips because they may contain undeclared raw cashews. Anyone who is allergic to cashews, or tree nuts, could become seriously...

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Royal Frozen Food Blintzes Recalled for Undeclared Milk

Royal Frozen Food of California is recalling about 3,821 pound of beef and chicken blintzes because they contain undeclared milk, a food allergen. People who are allergic to milk could suffer a serious...

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Hines Recalls Walnuts for Possible Salmonella

Hines Nut Company is recalling walnut halves and pieces because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product was supplied by Gold State Nut...

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B & R Meat Recalling Pork Products for Possible Staphylococcal Contamination

B & R Meat Processing of Arkansas is recalling 2,129 pounds of pork products because of a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination. No reports of...

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