Suzanne Schreck

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Suzanne Schreck is Web Producer of Food Safety News and a contributing writer.  She served as Project Manager for Food Safety News, bringing todays’ publication through conceptualization, design, development and deployment.  She has acted as Managing Editor and currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the publication.  In addition to her role with Food Safety News, Suzanne is Communications Director for Marler C lark, the law firm that underwrites Food Safety News.

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Iguana Joe’s now faces litigation brought by 10 people who allege they suffered Salmonella infections after eating at the restaurant’s Humble, Texas location. HOUSTON, TX—Nine plaintiffs who claim they fell ill with Salmonella infections after eating contaminated food purchased from a Houston-area Iguana Joe’s were added to a lawsuit against the restaurant late last week. The original lawsuit was filed last July by Seattle-based Marler Clark and Houston attorney John Ramsey on behalf of a…
Bill Marler, attorney for victims of the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak traced to a frozen berry and pomegranate mix made by Townsend Farms, called on the company again to pay all outbreak victims’ out-of-pocket medical costs and lost wages to cover missed time off work while caring for themselves or family members suffering from hepatitis A infections.  According to the recent update to the CDC website, “Multistate outbreak of Hepatitis A infections potentially associated…
This London conference will examine the latest research on Campylobacter and Listeria focusing on how controls can be implemented from farm through to fork using innovative technology, enforcement, education and behavioral change to ensure the risks from these bacteria are eliminated if not reduced. Delegates will hear from expert speakers, including representatives from the Food Standards Agency and the Health Protection Agency, who will be looking at how we can get Campylobacter and Listeria under control. Speakers will also be able to…
Food safety advocate William “Bill” Marler, Marler Clark, L.L.P., P.S. will open the Center for Produce Safety 4th annual Produce Research Symposium on Tuesday, June 25, with a keynote presentation on “The evolving legal and financial realities of produce food safety: what it means for you.” Marler, the leading plaintiff’s attorney in food safety, will describe the evolving legal and financial implications when foodborne illness outbreaks occur. Mr. Marler will share his experiences and provide…
Seattle-based Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, has filed 17 lawsuits against Townsend Farms, the Oregon company whose frozen berry and pomegranate seed blend has been identified as the source of a hepatitis A outbreak among 100 residents of 7 states. Individual Lawsuits Arizona:  Maricopa County Superior Court Case No. CV2013-008589, and Pima County Superior Court Case No. 2:13-CV-001146-MEA California:  San Diego County Superior Court Case No. 37-2013-00051417-CU-PL-CTL,…
Seattle-based Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, has filed 17 lawsuits against Townsend Farms, the Oregon company whose frozen berry and pomegranate seed blend has been identified as the source of a hepatitis A outbreak among 100 residents of 7 states. Individual Lawsuits Arizona:  Maricopa County Superior Court Case No. CV2013-008589, and Pima County Superior Court Case No. 2:13-CV-001146-MEA California:  San Diego County Superior Court Case No. 37-2013-00051417-CU-PL-CTL,…
CHICAGO, IL—Seattle-based Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, filed a lawsuit today against Los Burritos Mexicanos.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of DuPage County, Illinois resident Elizabeth Bernardi, who alleges she fell ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating food from the restaurant.  Also representing Ms. Bernardi in the case is attorney Gary Newland the Chicago-area law firm Newland & Newland. According to a…
A Washington state resident filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Townsend Farms of Fairview, Oregon, claiming he fell ill with a hepatitis A infection after eating the company’s frozen berry and pomegranate seed blend.  The complaint was filed in Snohomish County Superior Court (Case No. 13-2-05597-8) by Marler Clark, the Seattle-based law firm that has filed 14 previous lawsuits against Townsend Farms. According to the complaint, Brian Brothers consumed “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend” on…
Today, Lynne Terry of the Oregonian reports that a restaurant in Ashland, just blocks from the hub of the Shakespeare Festival, served food that could have been contaminated with hepatitis A as recently as this past Wednesday.  Oregon health officials said Evo’s Coffee Lounge was using Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend in its Radically Free smoothie, potentially contaminating customers.  “They were still using the product when the FDA called them on Wednesday,” said William Keene,…
Last week Erin Ivie of the Mercury News reported that the frozen berries from Costco recently linked to hepatitis A cases continued to cause problems this week, when Target stores in Hayward and San Leandro alerted some customers that prescriptions were filled by a technician who may have contracted the disease after eating the berries.  The pharmacy employee, who wasn’t identified, was hospitalized with the only reported case of hepatitis A in Alameda County linked…