2022

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Lucky Ladd Farms linked to tragic E. coli Outbreak sickened 14, killing 1

Bill Marler

The Tennessee Department of Health recently released a report from last Summer’s tragic E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak linked to goat contact. I sadly need to update www.fair-safety.com. Full disclosure, we are representing two families. Background. On Wednesday, June 22, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) was notified of an ill child hospitalized in Florida with Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 after attending a goat husbandry summer camp at a local farm in Rutherford County, Tenn

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5 Signs You Might Have a Bar Inventory Problem

Sculpture Hospitality

How are you managing your bar's inventory? No matter how in control you are of your bar's inventory, there's likely something you can do better.

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How Restaurant Operators Can Defend Against Ransomware

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s a restaurant operator’s worst nightmare. You have stores full of patrons, and no way to collect their money because the POS system has been hijacked by ransomware. That’s how the McMenamins restaurant and hospitality chain closed out 2021, a banner year for ransomware attacks. The bad news is that according to most predictions , 2022 will be worse as gangs organize and focus on SMBs.

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Lavu and Verifone Partner to Provide Unified Payments and Point of Sale Solutions to Restaurants

Lavu

Cross-Distribution Partnership Will Enable Card Present, Card Not Present, Mobile, Peer-To-Peer, and Cryptocurrency Payments at Restaurants Albuquerque, NM (May 19, 2022) — Lavu, a major … Lavu and Verifone Partner to Provide Unified Payments and Point of Sale Solutions to Restaurants Read More ». The post Lavu and Verifone Partner to Provide Unified Payments and Point of Sale Solutions to Restaurants appeared first on iPad Point of Sale System for Restaurants, Bars & More.

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Mothers know best: How Heritage Eats founders became 'taco purists'

Fast Casual

The founders of Heritage Eats are opening Mothers Tacos, a fast casual brand in California serving Mexico City-inspired tacos.

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What’s up with Raw Milk, New York and Listeria

Bill Marler

Two recalls from two farms in two weeks. April 29, 2022: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball today warned consumers not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from Thomas Miller DBA Miller Dairy Farm due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Thomas Miller DBA Miller Dairy Farm is located at 51 Transport Lane, Pine Island, New York 10969 in Orange County.

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In my opinion – it is criminal not to recall Revive Pineapple & Mango Smoothies

Bill Marler

Mr. Revive, what the hell are you thinking? Where are United States and Canadian health officials? As I said the other day, for nearly a month we have known about the likely link between Revive Mango & Pineapple smoothies and an ingredient known as Tara. To date, in addition to the nearly 350 Daily Harvest cases (also with an ingredient known as Tara), we are representing over two dozen people that have suffered acute liver failure linked to Mango & Pineapple.

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Your child should not get E. coli and kidney failure or die from eating a pizza

Bill Marler

Santé publique France reports that as of 13/04/2022, 53 confirmed cases have been identified, of which 51 are linked to O26 strains, and 2 to O103 strains. For 26 other cases of HUS and STEC infections notified to Public Health France, investigations are ongoing. These 53 cases occurred in 52 children and 1 adult, who presented symptoms between 01/18/2022 (week 3) and 03/16/2022 (week 11); for 1 adult, the date of onset of symptoms is under investigation.

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At least 210 sickened worldwide by Kinder Chocolate tainted with Salmonella

Bill Marler

United Kingdom and France have most illnesses to date. As of 04/22/22, According to EU health officials : The outbreak is characterized by an unusually high proportion of children being hospitalized, some with severe clinical symptoms such as bloody diarrhea. Based on interviews with patients and initial analytical epidemiological studies, specific chocolate products (Kinder) have been identified as the likely route of infection.

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After 470 reports of illnesses, Daily Harvest recalls French Lentil + Leek Crumbles

Bill Marler

According to the FDA, Daily Harvest has voluntarily recalled all French Lentil + Leek Crumbles due to consumer reports of gastrointestinal illness and potential liver function issues. . From April 28 to June 17, 2022, approximately 28,000 units of the recalled product were distributed to consumers in the continental United States through online sales and direct delivery, as well as through retail sales at the Daily Harvest store in Chicago, IL and a “pop-up” store in Los Angeles, CA.

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Why has Revive NOT recalled the Mango and Pineapple Smoothies that have sickened many??

Bill Marler

As I said the other day, for nearly a month we have known about the likely link between Revive Mango & Pineapple smoothies and an ingredient known as Tara. To date, in addition to the over 350 Daily Harvest cases (also with an ingredient known as Tara), we are representing over 30 people that have suffered acute liver failure linked to the Mango & Pineapple smoothies.

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Abbott enters Consent Decree with FDA on Cronobacter infant formula outbreak and recall

Bill Marler

Here are the highlights of the Consent Decree : Abbott has agreed to take corrective actions following an FDA inspection of its Sturgis, Michigan facility. Abbott Nutrition will be required to retain an independent expert to review the Sturgis facility’s operations to ensure compliance with the law. It also includes requirements for testing products, as well as ceasing production, and promptly notifying the FDA should contamination be detected.

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CDC adds 1 Hepatitis A illness to Strawberry Outbreak

Bill Marler

Of 28 with Hepatitis A in the United States and Canada, 17 have been hospitalized. We filed the first Hepatitis A Complaint – ArthurBrown – Complaint 6.2.22 Final WDM – To Be Filed. As of May 31, 2022, a total of 18 outbreak-associated cases of hepatitis A have been reported from 3 states – California (16), Minnesota (1) and North Dakota (1). Illnesses started on dates ranging from March 28, 2022, to May 6, 2022.

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All tara roads lead from Daily Harvest and Revive to Peru and Molinos

Bill Marler

And, did I say the the FDA appears to have closed its investigation after nearly 400 reported illnesses? Tara, you might remember that it is an ingredient in both Daily Harvest French Lentil and Leek Crumbles and in Revive Pineapple and Mango Smoothies. Tara, or Caesalpinia spinosa is a shrub or tree that can reach a height of 8 meters with spreading, grey-barked leafy branches.

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DeLauro Shares Whistleblower Report, Contaminated Infant Formula Led to Hospitalizations and Deaths

Bill Marler

Thank goodness for Rosa. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today submitted for the record a report acquired from a whistleblower who worked at the Abbott facility which produces infant formula recalled by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February. Chair DeLauro spoke about the report at the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) hearing.

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Norovirus Oyster update – now 431 sick in Canada and the United States

Bill Marler

Canada reports : As of April 8, 2022, there have been 328 cases of norovirus and gastrointestinal illness linked to consumption of British Columbia oysters reported in the following provinces: British Columbia (293), Alberta (3), Saskatchewan (1), Manitoba (15) and Ontario (16). Individuals became sick between mid-January and early April 2022, and no deaths have been reported.

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Another year, another continent, more horribly sick kids and the same E. coli

Bill Marler

53 confirmed and 26 suspected cases so far – there have been 2 deaths, but that is from update last week. I was reading (using Google Translate) Florence Méréo’s article – Bactérie E.coli : avant les pizzas Buitoni, Nestlé avait déjà été empêtré dans un scandale sanitaire – and could not help cringing about the injuries of the victims and the similarities for another Nestlé problem over a decade ago.

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Hey Daily Harvest and Stone Gate, it is time to be transparent to the victims of your food

Bill Marler

Understandably, my nearly 350 clients sickened by Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles (and possibly additional products) are frightened and angered by the lack of information about the contaminant in the tara, that according the the FDA, has hospitalized over 100 with symptoms consistent with acute liver failure. Dozens of people have had their gall bladders removed, as well as several with liver biopsies.

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Nestlé Buitoni’s Fraîch’Up Pizza linked to at least 75 with E. coli in France

Bill Marler

“If you have a Fraîch’Up pizza in your freezer, do not eat it and throw it away”. The French Directorate General of Health indicated on Wednesday that the link was confirmed between the resurgence of contamination with E. coli bacteria and Nestlé Buitoni’s “Fraîch’up” frozen pizzas, likely the dough. To date in France, 41 children have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which causes kidney failure, since February. 34 additional cases are being evaluated.

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Colonel Colon and his League of Fecal Fighters coming soon to help make your food safer

Bill Marler

Over a decade ago, the mom of two clients who both developed acute kidney failure after consuming E. coli O157:H7-tainted spinach sent me an unexpected present. The outbreak sickened over 205 people, killing five, sending hundreds to the hospital, many with life-altering complications. The gift was a bobble-head that bore a similarity to a younger version on me.

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Petting Zoos and County and State Fairs – a Toxic and Deadly Mix

Bill Marler

I was reminded about the below post when I saw this headline this morning; California pays out more than $4 million to settle lawsuit stemming from E. coli outbreak: Bill Marler, a Seattle attorney with decades of experience in food safety law who has represented dozens of families with loved ones sickened by E. coli infections, said the settlements generally seemed reasonable based on an expected judgment of between $3 million and $5 million at trial for the Cabezuela case alone.

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Is trying to sell a recalled food product illegal – Hell, yes!

Bill Marler

A week ago one of my food safety followers on Twitter sent me this photo that was apparently circulating offering for sale on eBay a product that was recalled over a decade ago. They asked if it was legal for someone to sell a recalled food product. First, after a quick search on eBay I did not see the product still for sale, but it did pique my interest in the question.

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You have to be S g me!

Bill Marler

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat any Kuntry Gardens produce or products containing produce from Kuntry Gardens of Homer, MI, as it may be contaminated with raw, untreated human waste. All product is expected to be labeled under the name Kuntry Gardens. During a routine produce safety inspection, MDARD staff identified that Kuntry Gardens was using raw, untreated human waste on the fields where produce was grown for sale to loca

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FDA, Leafy Green Industry, it is past time to get your s**t together

Bill Marler

Yet another E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens is burning through at least four states – Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan – in people that ate hamburgers – with lettuce – at Wendy’s. Hundreds are sick and those numbers will rise. There are several people – mostly kids – with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Here is an email that I just received: “My wife has been hospitalized with HUS after an E. coli infection verified O157.

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Hey, Daily Harvest, who made the Crumbles and where did you get the Tara?

Bill Marler

Inquiring minds, and people with acute liver failure, would like to know. After speaking with over 175 people in the last week who have suffered nearly identical symptoms, and who primarily ate the Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, we are sill at a loss as to what toxin, chemical, etc., are causing these symptoms and what, if any, are the long-term impacts.

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So, who made the Tara?

Bill Marler

So, who made the Tara, Daily Harvest, Stone Gate, Revive? As Maya Angelou would say – “when we know better, we do better”. For those who have been following my blog the last few weeks, there is little surprise that Tara has been the likely link to some or all the illnesses from Daily Harvest French Lentil + Leek Crumbles (and possibly other Daily Harvest products) and Revive smoothies – specifically, the Pineapple and Mango (which is not longer for sale).

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More sickened with Salmonella Senftenberg by Jif Peanut Butter – Questions need to be asked

Bill Marler

Will J.M. Smucker Company and/or the FDA release immediately all inspection reports on this Jif plant from 2010 (see below) to the present? Will J.M. Smucker Company and/or the FDA answer if other WGS Salmonella Senftenberg samples found on the public database NCBI from 2010 to the present (notably 2014) are or are not linked to the J.M. Smucker Company Jif Peanut Butter plant?

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2022 – FDA Investigating at least four Salad Outbreaks linked to E. coli or Listeria

Bill Marler

Well the bad news about outbreaks linked to leafy greens they are spilling over from 2021 to 2022. The more things change, the more things stay the same. Outbreaks associated with lettuce, specifically the “pre-washed” and “ready-to-eat” varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, the frequency with which this country’s fresh produce consuming public has been hit by outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria is astonishing.

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Over 100 French children sickened by Salmonella tainted Chocolate or E. coli tainted Pizza

Bill Marler

Salmonella Chocolate: According to Sante Publique reports , as of 04/27/2022 : 59 cases of salmonellosis with a strain belonging to the epidemic, Salmonella Typhimurium, have been identified by the National Reference Center (CNR) for salmonella at the Institute Pasteur in France. The 59 cases are spread over 11 regions (Ile-de-France (11 cases), Grand-Est (10 cases), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (9 cases), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (7 cases), Hauts-de-France (6 cases), Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (4 cases)

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Frozen pizzas from the Nestlé Buitoni brand Fraîch’Up likely have sickened several hundred

Bill Marler

“In the United States, Escherichia coli O157:H7 causes ?73,000 infections and 60 deaths annually (1). Infection progresses to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in 2% to 15% of cases (2).”. According to Sante Publique reports , as of 04/25/2022, 55 confirmed cases have been identified, of which 53 are linked to STEC O26 strains, and 2 to STEC O103 strains.

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Where were the Fresh Organic Strawberries with Hepatitis A grown? Hepatitis A is a Human Fecal Virus

Bill Marler

Canadian health authorities report that the strawberries were imported, but no additional details. The FDA says the strawberries were branded FreshKampo and HEB, but again give no indication were the strawberries were grown. Total United States Illnesses: 17 – Canada 10. United States Hospitalizations: 12 – Canada 4. Illness onset dates range from March 28 – April 30, 2022.