When you eat out at any restaurant, you are at the mercy of that restaurant to properly cook, store, prepare and handle the food and there’s no way to monitor whether or not the restaurant is doing these tasks in a reasonable and safe manner. You have to trust them implicitly. You also trust… Read more »
The Food Poisoning Lawyers
Derek Merman: The Food Poisoning Lawyer
Derek Merman graduated from Baylor University in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology. Mr. Merman chose to focus his talents and attention on the law as the best way to affect positive social and environmental change. Mr. Merman attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center where he graduated cum laude in 2004. As a practicing lawyer, Mr. Merman specializes in food poisoning cases and has been lead attorney in more than a dozen trials and has already won two verdicts in excess of $10,000,000. Mr. Merman has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements during his career.
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Latest Food Borne Illness News
Have you ever dealt with the negative side effects of food poisoning? Not only can it ruin a few days, but it can also make you so sick that you’re unable to function at all during that time period. Some people who suffer from food poisoning ultimately pursue legal claims as a result. Depending on… Read more »
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CDC Updates the General Mills E. Coli Outbreak
July 12, 2016
On July 1, 2016, the CDC issued an update to the E. coli outbreak associated with flour produced by General Mills. The updates states that as of June 28, 42 people have been sickened by E. coli bacteria. There have been four more cases of illness since the original announcement in early June. Those sickened in the outbreak reported that their illnesses began between December 21, 2015 and June 8, 2016. Although the case count rests at 42, illnesses that began after June 2nd may not have been reported to the CDC as of yet. This is because it usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks for new cases to be reported to the CDC.
Shakes Recalled Due to Spoilage
June 24, 2016
On June 22, 2016, Bolthouse Farms issued a voluntary recall for a large amount of their Protein PLUS and Mocha Cappuccino shakes after it became clear that they may be spoiled. Products that are spoiled may appear to be lumpy, may taste bad, or may have a foul odor. About 3.8 million bottles have been affected by the recall. These bottles were distributed to retail locations across the United States. The recall was issued after Bolthouse Farms received multiple complaints from consumers. Cases of illness were reported, but no details have been provided. The investigation into the cause of the spoilage is ongoing.
Frozen Vegetables Recalled Again
June 21, 2016
Frozen vegetables have been recalled once again, this time by National Frozen Foods Corp. The Seattle based company released the voluntary recall on June 17, 2016, after concerns arose that some of their products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products include frozen green peas and frozen mixed vegetables. Six brands were affected by the recall, including Bountiful Harvest, First Street, Great Value, Live Smart, Market Pantry, and Sprouts. The recalled vegetables were distributed to retail locations across the United States between September 2, 2015 and June 2, 2016.
Ajuua’s Salmonella Outbreak Increases to 34 Sick
June 16, 2016
The Salmonella outbreak associated with Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant in Odessa, Texas, has now caused 34 cases of Salmonella poisoning. There have been 11 laboratory confirmed cases, with another 23 probable cases. Testing has also revealed that 7 employees have Salmonella poisoning. However, health officials have not confirmed these employees as the source of the outbreak. The remaining 23 probable cases are being tested to confirm the presence Salmonella bacteria. People sickened by the outbreak range in age from 36 to 84 years old.