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Bill Marler is an accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert on foodborne illness litigation. He began representing victims of foodborne illness in 1993, when he represented Brianne Kiner, the most seriously injured survivor of the Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, resulting in her landmark $15.6 million settlement. Marler founded Food Safety Website in 2009.


Yesterday it was reported that a food handler at the White Steamer diner in Washington, Indiana who worked last week has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

The Daviess County Health Department says while it
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: CDC punts on recommending food service worker vaccinations – CDC, low risk perhaps, but at times, at a very high cost

The staff of Food Safety Website has always worked remotely across several time zones.  Social distancing is second nature to this crew.

Since late February, myself and my law firm has successfully transitioned from in
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Life and Death at work during the time of the Coronavirus – Where in the hell is the testing?

So says the press release from the Department of Justice today.

Here is something that I wrote almost 5 years ago today:


After watching the Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak unfold over the last months
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Blue Bell Creameries agrees to plead guilty and pay $19.35 million for ice cream Listeria contamination – former company president charged

We learned yesterday from a U.S. Attorneys’ Office Press Release that Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay $25 million to resolve criminal charges related to the company’s involvement in foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened more
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: So, why whack Chipotle for $25,000,000 but only send a nasty letter to Jimmy Johns?


Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer,

As Congress develops urgently needed additional legislation to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators must do much more to ensure that healthy,
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Please protect our food supply, food workers and those food insecure during COVID-19