Food Safety Atty Bill Marler on Tainted Chicken

bill_marler-2From the Food Nation Radio News Desk

Did the government shutdown, lenient food safety laws and lack of a quick response by federal agencies lead to a worsening of the salmonella outbreak that’s hit the United States?  This week on Food Nation Radio, we spoke with Attorney Bill Marler, one of the country’s leading experts on food safety issues. Marler was the attorney representing families during the E. coli Jack in the Box lawsuits years ago.

You’ll hear how chicken is allowed to be sold to the public with the knowledge that it could be contaminated with salmonella and how it’s time for a “zero tolerance” policy.

Hundreds of people have been sickened by the latest outbreak of salmonella  poisoning that goes back to 2012.   Foster Farms, the largest producer of chickens in California has apologized to consumers and says it is putting policies into place to ensure the safety of its products.

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.