Claire Mitchell

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Claire received her J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law with a concentration in Energy and the Environment in May 2010. She received her B.A., majoring in English, from Villanova University, magna cum laude. During law school, Claire served as Articles Editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, was elected President of the Legal Emergency Aid Project and elected Treasurer of Hofstra Law Women. She is currently pursuing an LL.M. degree in Food and Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. In August 2010, Claire was selected as the recipient of the Marler Clark Graduate Assistantship, part of a new public/private partnership that will allow the University of Arkansas School of Law to partner with leaders in the food and agricultural legal communities. Although she began the LL.M. Program in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Claire is now living in Seattle in order to devote more time to her work at Marler Clark and is completing her LL.M. degree through distance learning. In addition to her academic and professional commitments, Claire blogs on Food Poison Journal and has been published in the Food and Drug Law Institute's Update and the American Agricultural Law Association's Update.

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After the news came out on September 14, 2011, that anyone who ate at Cheddar’s Casual Café, located on 4009 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock, Texas anytime from August 31 through September 8 may have been exposed to Hepatitis A through a restaurant employee, the City of Lubbock Texas has announced that it will host an immunization clinic to offer free Hepatitis A vaccines at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, starting Friday, September 16th through…
The City of Lubbock issued a news release Wednesday warning that anyone who ate at Cheddar’s Casual Café, 4009 S. Loop 289, in Lubbock, Texas from August 31 through September 8 may have been exposed to Hepatitis A through a restaurant employee. According to local TV station KCBD and the news release: An employee of the restaurant, who has not worked at the restaurant since September 8, has been diagnosed with the viral illness…
Jon Ebelt of the Clark Fork Chronicle reported today that the Montana Department of the Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is currently investigating two cases of listeriosis identified in Gallatin and Yellowstone counties. According to Montana health authorities, one case, in Yellowstone County, has been definitively linked to the outbreak of listeriosis linked to the consumption of Rocky Ford cantaloupes that has affected at least 22 people from 7 states, including Colorado (12),…
The City of Lubbock issued a press release yesterday warning anyone who ate at Cheddar’s Casual Café, located on 4009 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock, Texas anytime from August 31 through September 8 may have been exposed to Hepatitis A through a restaurant employee. According to the press release: An employee of the restaurant, who has not worked at the restaurant since September 8, has been diagnosed with the viral illness and may have passed…
According to reporter Steven Elbow of The Capital Times, health officials from State and Green counties in Wisconsin are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has claimed the life of a 1-year-old girl and has sickened several others. Elbow wrote: “The Wisconsin Division of Public Health and our department here in Green County are investigating a cluster of nine confirmed E. coli O157:H7 infections,” said RoAnn Warden, director of the Green County Health Department.…
According to a news article today by Steven Elbow of The Capital Times, it appears that health officials from State and Green Counties in Wisconsin are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has claimed the life of a 1-year-old girl and has sickened several others. Elbow wrote: “The Wisconsin Division of Public Health and our department here in Green County are investigating a cluster of nine confirmed E. coli O157:H7 infections,” said RoAnn Warden,…
An FDA press release announced that Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colorado is coordinating with the State of Colorado to voluntarily recall their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because of possible Listeria contamination. The whole cantaloupes in question were shipped between July 29, 2011 and September 10, 2011, and distributed to the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,…
Sanith Ourn Farm of Indiantown, Florida is recalling Fresh Hot Basil herb because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. This issue was identified through routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration. The recalled Fresh Hot Basil was distributed to retailers and one wholesale location in Washington, Oregon, and Rhode Island on August 23, 2011 and August 30, 2011.  Hot Basil has a 5 day shelf life. Three hundred and ninety pounds (390 lbs)…
Fine Mexican Food Products, Inc. (FMP), located in the City of Ontario in California, is recalling 1,423 Cases of 12/2 lb. Frozen Avocado Pulp and 1,820 Cases IQF 8/3 lb. IQF Avocado Halves as distributed since June 2010 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company initiated the recall after it received multiple positive results for Listeria monocytogenes in 20 lbs. size avocado pulp manufactured at the same facility in Peru. The frozen…
CDC announced that it is currently collaborating with public health officials in several states, including Colorado, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of listeriosis that has been linked to a type of cantaloupe, called Rocky Ford cantaloupes, which are grown in the Rocky Ford region of southeastern Colorado. These cantaloupes were harvested in August and September, distributed widely in the United States, and are currently available in grocery…