The tragedy of a foodborne illness is often magnified by the ease with which it could have been prevented.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 13, 2011
Nationally recognized food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker has been elected to the Board of Directors of STOP Foodborne Illness, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens.
“The tragedy of a foodborne illness is often magnified by the ease with which it could have been prevented,” said Pritzker, founder and president of PritzkerOlsen P.A., one of the nation’s leading food safety law firms. “At STOP Foodborne Illness, prevention is the focus. I’m honored to be joining them and look forward to contributing to the good work they do.”
STOP Foodborne Illness, formerly S.T.O.P. Safe Tables Our Priority, is a national nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens by advocating for sound public policy, building public awareness and assisting those whose lives have been changed by foodborne illness.
STOP was created in 1993 by a group of people whose children and family members had been sickened or died from E. coli infections they contracted after eating at Jack in the Box restaurants.
Along with its partners in the Safe Food Coalition, STOP has become a major voice on food safety issues and a catalyst for change. In 1996, STOP was invited to help craft the nation’s first meat and poultry reforms since 1906. The organization also played a key role in crating the Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Obama signed into law in February 2011.
Fred Pritzker is the founder and president of PritzkerOlsen P.A. and publisher of Food Poisoning Law Blog. He can be reached at PritzkerOlsen, P.A., Plaza VII, Suite 2950
45 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1652 Telephone: (612)338-0202
Toll-Free: 1-888-377-8900, http://www.pritzkerlaw.com
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