Listeria Expert Bill Marler Talks on 8th Day about The Dangers of Bagged Salads and Sprouts

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Listeria Expert Bill Marler Talks on 8th Day about Recent Listeria Outbreak in Michigan, the Midwest, and Canada

Listeria Expert Bill Marler Talks on 8th Day about Recent Listeria Outbreak in Michigan, the Midwest, and Canada

Marquette, MI – Todd Paz interviewed famed food-borne litigator Bill Marler about the recent deadly multistate outbreak of Listeriosis that has been linked to packaged salads (lettuce)  produced at Dole’s Processing Facility in Springfield, Ohio.  According to the CDC website, “On January 27, Dole voluntarily recalled all salad mixes produced in the Springfield, Ohio processing facility.”

Based in Seattle, Washington,  Bill Marler, managing partner at Marler Clark LLP, a law firm specializing in food safety, spoke with Todd Paz on the 8th Day Radio Show this last Saturday on Sunny 101.9 FM, explaining the challenges of maintaining food safety and how improvements in detection may foster a public perception of more outbreaks when, in fact, early detection and alerts are better for public safety.

The CDC also reports that in addition to the 15 people confirmed infected in the United States, “people in five Canadian provinces [are] infected with the same outbreak strain of Listeria.”  Bill Marler discusses some of legal options of Canadian citizens sickened in this recent cross-border outbreak as well as the difficulty with enforcement of food safety in countries like China, where litigators are more likely to be arrested for bringing lawsuits than to get help for their harmed clients. Because there are few if any official consumer safety agencies or regulations in China, it is quite disturbing to realize how much food consumed in North America originates or is fully or partially processed in China.

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The 8th Day airs each Saturday 9a-10a on Sunny 101.9 / Sunny.FM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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