In the past weeks, we have seen outbreaks of Salmonella in sprouts and lettuce, E. coli O145 in lettuce, E. coli O157:H7 in raw milk, Salmonella in raw milk, and campylobacter in raw milk. Still, as Lynn Terry wrote Friday in the Oregonian, many severe food poisoning incidents are never connected with
Marler Clark Creating Searchable Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database
Over at the Des Moines Register, Phil Brasher has written a great piece on Marler Clark’s efforts to create a searchable foodborne illness outbreak database.
The nation’s top private food regulators, otherwise known as the Marler Clark law firm out of Seattle, are putting together a database for tracking food-borne illness. That’s something you
Modern Food Production Provides the Perfect Machanism For Mass Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
The health staff writers over at the LA Times have written a great article, Eating With the Enemy, on the growing prevalence of widespread foodborne illnesses stemming from products as seemingly disparate as ground beef, romaine lettuce, cilantro, Anaheim peppers, granola nut clusters, alfalfa sprouts and of course, peanuts. The article serves as a preface to a fantastic and…
Continued Proliferation of Organic Farms in U.S.
In this last Sunday’s New York Times, there was a fascinating set of maps that showed the geographic location of organic farms across the United States. The article noted that organic vegetables now account fro five percent of all vegetables sales.
This increase is interesting. But what I find much more interesting is that the…