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Stay away from the sprouts!
I always loved getting alfalfa sprouts on sandwiches, but then there was that whole sprout-salmonella thing, and it became difficult to find sandwiches with sprouts. I had forgotten all about that until I read in the newspaper today about a salmonella outbreak involving clover sprouts. The sprouts are produced by Sprouters Northwest of Kent, WA,… read more
Research Shows Tort Reform Laws to be Harmful
The topic of medical negligence has made front page news in recent weeks, specifically in states where patient safety has eroded due to strict immunity or “tort reform laws.” In a recent Huffington Post blog titled: “ How Tort ‘Reform’ Ruins Health Care for Everyone” author Joanne Doroshow outlines new research that shows how the… read more
We hear about food borne illnesses relatively frequently, but hepatitis A outbreaks tend to be quite rare. Unfortunately, some 87 people have gotten sick with hepatitis A after consuming tainted frozen fruit purchased at Costco. The tainted fruit, attributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pomegranate seeds imported from Turkey, was in… read more
Mega Problems for Megabus
Obviously Portland is not the only city that has issues with buses. There’s a bus company in the Midwest and East called Megabus that offers low-price tickets that has had its share of accidents. In 2010 a Megabus hit and killed a man, and in 2012 a Megabus hit and killed a woman in downtown… read more
Death by poultry?
A 73-year-old man died while traveling on American Airlines, and his family blames the airlines and the chicken he ate on board. The family has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines and Sky Chefs, whom they claim provided the in-flight food. The 73-year-old, Othon Cortes, was flying from Spain to New York and then on… read more
Last summer 15-year-old Caleb Jordan Justice of Vancouver, WA, accidentally drowned when attending Experience the Valley Summer Camp, a weeklong church camp. Justice and his fellow campers were on a walk by White River Falls near Maupin, OR, when Justice slipped on some rocks, fell into the water, and drowned. A wrongful death lawsuit has… read more
[Don’t] Say Cheese!
It’s summer, which means more foodborne illnesses! Unfortunately, cheese lovers recently took a hit, as the Crave Brothers line of cheeses were part of a voluntary recall issued by Whole Foods Markets. The cheeses, including les freres, have been associated with a listeria outbreak that has resulted in one death and sickened a small handful… read more
When fruit isn’t good for you
There’s been a rash of norovirus outbreaks lately. Last month there was a norovirus outbreak at a meeting for the Oregon Department of Forestry that was held in Forest Grove. The meeting was catered by Forest Grove restaurant Maggie’s Buns, which has been in business for some 16 years. The outbreak was likely caused by… read more