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Food Safety and Technology Jan 2009 FST 32 Good Food Safety Practices Managing Risks to Reduce or Avoid Legal Liability Elizabeth Haws Connally Esq 1 This publication was prepared for the CTAHR project Enhancing On Farm Performance in Food Safety to Market the Highest Quality Produce C USDA Economic Research Service estimates that more than 73 000 cases of illness caused by E coli strain O157 occur annually resulting in health related costs of more than 450 million 2 E coli is just one of several pathogens that have contaminated food and caused illnesses 3 Recent food scares such as the one involving spinach contaminated with E coli O157 H74 have heightened interest in food safety and awareness of food industry vulnerabilities In September 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed the U S Food and Drug Administration FDA that it linked the outbreak of E coli O157 H7 to contaminated prepackaged freshcut spinach packed for Dole Foods by Natural Selection Foods LLC a California specialty lettuce processing company 5 This E coli outbreak spread to 26 states and resulted in 204 confirmed illnesses and three deaths 6 This one incident caused economic losses in California estimated at 37 74 million 7 In addition everyone in the spinach supply chain was exposed to and or embroiled in litigation for more than two years The total amounts Foodborne illness origins and impacts paid out in legal settlements are not known The most harmful of potential contaminants that can Lawsuits in the food industry are on the rise as attorcause foodborne illness are disease causing microbes neys are becoming more successful in proving foodborne pathogens of human or animal origin these pathogens illness causation thanks to better science In February are commonly called germs Food 2008 one law firm in Seattle WashThis publication is intended for edusuppliers and handlers must do all ington claimed to be handling more cational and informational purposes they can to reduce the



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