Food safety attorney William (Bill) Marler is available to consult those affected by the ongoing Listeria outbreak in the European Union. EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) announced today that frozen corn is the likely source of the Listeria outbreak affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. As of March 8, 2018, there have been 32 confirmed cases and 6 deaths.
The implicated frozen corn was packed in Poland and processed and produced in Hungary. The products have been withdrawn and recalled by food operators in Poland, Finland, Sweden, and Estonia.
Bill Marler is the United States’ leading expert in food safety litigation and a major force in food policy in the U.S.A. and around the world. Bill recently returned from South Africa where he is consulting on a historic class action lawsuit against Tiger Brands for causing the largest Listeria outbreak with almost 1,000 ill with 200 deaths. Bill was interviewed today for the BBC show “The Food Chain” about the ongoing problem with processed foods and Listeria.
“Listeria is one of the most deadly foodborne pathogens whether it be in the U.S.A., South Africa or in the European Union,” said Bill Marler. “It is critical for the food industry to combat this menace or ready to eat foods, like frozen corn and deli meats,” added Marler.
Listeria is a serious foodborne illness that once in the blood stream can cause meningitis and/or encephalitis (brain infection). In pregnant women, the fetus can become infected with Listeria, leading to spontaneous abortion, stillbirths, or sepsis in infancy. Listeria has an approximate 20% mortality rate. For victims who survive they may be left with life-altering damage.
An accomplished attorney and national expert in food safety, Bill Marler has become the most prominent foodborne illness lawyer in America and a major force in food policy in the U.S.A. and around the world. Bill will be speaking in Italy, Spain and England this year on food safety topics.
Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the United States’ leading law firm representing victims of Listeria outbreaks. The Listeria lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Listeria and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $650 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Marler Clark has litigated Listeria cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as deli meat, cantaloupe, cheese, celery and milk.