The food safety advocate and attorney is number 40 on the annual list.

The Daily Meal has included prominent food safety attorney Bill Marler, of Marler Clark LLP, on their annual list of America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2017. Marler has made the list over the last several years, coming in this year at number 40. This ranking acknowledges Marler’s status in the field of food safety law, most notably his advocacy for the improvement of food safety standards and the defense of foodborne illness victims.

Marler joins the likes of industry CEOs, food and restaurant critics, and celebrity chefs on the seventh annual iteration of the list. “I’m deeply honored to be included on the list again for 2017,” said Marler. “The importance of prioritizing the health and standards of our nation’s food has never been higher, and I’m glad to continue to spread the message of food safety.” “It is unclear at this point what impact the Trump Administartion policies will have on food safety,” Marler added.

Seattle-based attorney Bill Marler rose to international prominence representing Brielle Kiner in the Jack-in-the-Box E. Coli outbreak of 1992. Since then, Marler has represented countless victims of foodborne illness, as well as serving as a lecturer for numerous legal and food safety conferences. In addition to representing clients and speaking to industry professionals, his blog keeps abreast of food poisoning outbreaks, legal outcomes of foodborne illness cases, and updates on food safety policy nationwide.

Marler Clark, LLC has been an advocate for victims of foodborne illnesses for decades. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Marler Clark attorneys have litigated cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods. The firm has brought lawsuits against companies such as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

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