With media attention on product recalls due to potential contamination with such bacteria and viruses as E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and hepatitis A and outbreaks of illnesses caused by these pathogens comes consumers’ need to know about foodborne pathogens. Marler Clark re-launched its Web site about foodborne illness, www.foodborneillness.com, in mid-April.
The site offers practical information about several forms of food poisoning, including the symptoms and risks associated with infection, how infections are diagnosed, and possible ways to prevent infection. The information on this site lends itself to the media, individuals, and the families of individuals who have been affected adversely by eating bad food.
Hundreds of people use this Web site every day to learn more about foodborne illness — its origins, consequences, and most importantly, victims’ rights.