Origin of salad mix-linked outbreak remains a mystery; illnesses reported in 15 states

  • Article by: GRANT SCHULTE , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 31, 2013 - 8:20 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nearly 400 people across the country have been sickened by cyclospora, a lengthy intestinal illness usually contracted by eating contaminated food. But if you're looking to find out exactly where it came from, you may be out of luck.

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rlwr51Jul. 31, 13 7:07 PM

So no one will buy any packaged salad -

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johndontJul. 31, 13 9:23 PM

from the article "If you want the free market to work properly, then you need to let people have the information they need to make informed decisions," said Bill Marler, a Seattle attorney who specializes in class-action food-safety lawsuits.

Bill Marler was the attorney for the people who were sickened by undercooked hamburger at Jack in the Box restaurants in the 1990's. He has become somewhat of an expert on food safety. I once saw him interviewed on television where he said there are three foods he won't eat anymore. They are 1)hamburger 2)sprouts 3)some prepackaged salads.

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