Publisher’s Platform: Time for More Criminal Prosecutions in Food Poisoning Cases?

November 29, 2015

It has been a busy past several weeks for public health investigators (and lawyers) and uncomfortable (and sometimes deadly) for food poisoning victims, as well as for the management of several companies. Here are just a few of the outbreaks hitting the news:

Salmonella Cucumbers: As of Nov. 18, 2015, 838 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Poona have been reported from 38 states.

The number of ill people reported from each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Alaska (17), Arizona (129), Arkansas (13), California (232), Colorado (19), Connecticut (1), Florida (1), Hawaii (1), Idaho (24), Illinois (9),…