Seven Sick at Vermont Burger Joint

Seven people are sick with E. coli after eating at Worthy Burger in South Royalton, Vermont. Five of the cases have been confirmed. The restaurant was closed from September 17. 2015 to September 21, 2015, for cleaning. The restaurant has also changed suppliers. Health officials have yet to release any more information about the outbreak,… Read more »

Pork Recall Following Salmonella Outbreak

Massive Pork Recall Following Salmonella Outbreak Over 500,000 pounds of pork has been recalled following an outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- that has sickened 152 people. Kapowsin Meats of Graham, Washington has recalled both whole hogs and fabricated pork products. This recall is actually an expansion of an earlier recall that covered products made between… Read more »

California Chipotle Recall

California Chipotle Sickens 77 Sixteen employees and 60 customers have been sickened after eating at Chipotle in Simi Valley, California. So far one person has been hospitalized. Investigators are still searching for the pathogen responsible for the illness. The illnesses are associated with Chipotle products purchased and consumed on August 18 and August 19. After… Read more »

Deep Coriander Powder Recalled

Deep Coriander Powder Recalled Over Salmonella Deep brand Coriander powder has been recalled after it was discovered that the powder was contaminated with Salmonella. Deep brand Coriander powder is produced by Chetak New York LLC of Edison, NJ. The recall is limited to 300 jars of the powder, from the Lot# LE15152. On the bottom… Read more »

Macadamia Nut Recall & Salmonella

Salmonella Causes Macadamia Nut Recall Random testing has uncovered a potential Salmonella contamination in raw macadamia nuts distributed by Sid Wainer and Son. The company, based out of New Bedford, MA has issued a voluntary recall of their Jansal Valley brand macadamia nuts. The macadamia nuts are packaged in one and eight ounce size plastic… Read more »

Green Bean Recall for Listeria

Green Beans Recalled for Listeria Contamination   Frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans are being recalled by General Mills after a sample of the product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The voluntary recall covers a limited quantity of frozen green beans. Only ten ounce bags of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with “Better If… Read more »

Cyclosporiasis Outbreak in Texas

Foodborne illnesses are a serious issue. They can lead to weeks and even months of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. At The Merman Law Firm, P.C., we are concerned about the recent outbreaks of Cyclosporiasis across the country, which has affected more than 200 people in Texas. You should know what to look for and what… Read more »


Download PDF Read More Botulism   “Botulism” is a very rare, but very serious, paralytic illness. Strains of bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, Clostridium Butyricum, and Clostridium Baratii produce a toxin that disrupts the proper functioning of the nerves. Foodborne botulism occurs when an individual ingests food that contains the toxin, and illness can arise by ingesting… Read more »

Escherichia Coli (E. coli)

Download PDF Read More Escherichia Coli (E. coli) “E. coli” refers to a group of bacteria. Though human and animal intestines normally contain certain types of E. coli bacteria that are harmless, exposure to some strains can cause severe illness in humans – E Coli poisoning. There are six identified strains of E. coli known… Read more »


Download PDF Read More Salmonella “Salmonella” is the second most common domestic foodborne illness.  Approximately 42,000 confirmed cases are reported per year, but by scientific estimates, which include unreported infections, the number of actual infections reaches more than one million. Infections result in roughly 20,000 hospitalizations and 400 deaths per year.  Symptoms of Salmonella food… Read more »