Lawyer Comments on Report Entitled "Investigation of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak Associated with Dole Pre-Packaged Spinach"

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Lawyer Fred Pritzker examines the need for mandatory federal rules to prevent similar outbreaks. "Until we force companies to take these precautions before their food products harm consumers, we will continue to see more of the same. Stringent rules and site specific analyses are required for every individual and entity along the production continuum extending from farm to table," states Pritzker. "National standards are necessary to police agricultural practices and make sure they are finally made as safe as science and human ingenuity permit."

Fred Pritzker, a leading E. coli lawyer, comments on the report entitled "Investigation of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreak Associated with Dole Pre-Packaged Spinach" issued by the California Department of Health Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 21, 2007.

Mr. Pritzker continues, "I have spent years representing seriously injured people harmed by foodborne illness outbreaks. In virtually every case, after the source of the outbreak has been identified, the producer responsible for the tainted product expends a great deal of time, energy and money trying to minimize the damage to the firm's reputation. This damage control usually involves the hiring of experts and gnashing of teeth along with promises and commitments to implement new policies and procedures. Usually these are policies and procedures well known to but not practiced by the industry.

Until we force companies to take these precautions before their food products harm consumers, we will continue to see more of the same. Stringent rules and site specific analyses are required for every individual and entity along the production continuum extending from farm to table. . . . National standards are necessary to police agricultural practices and make sure they are finally made as safe as science and human ingenuity permit."

For the full text of E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker's opinion piece, please see the Pritzker | Ruohonen Web site, http://www.pritzkerlaw.com.

Fred Pritzker is founder and president of Pritzker | Ruohonen & Associates, P.A., one of the few law firms in the United States that practices extensively in the area of foodborne illness litigation. The firm has collected millions of dollars on behalf of victims of E. coli O157:H7 poisoning and other foodborne illnesses. You can contact Fred Pritzker at (612) 338-0202. His offices are at Pritzker | Ruohonen & Associates, P.A., Plaza VII, Suite 2950, 45 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-1652.

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