The Lange Law Firm PLLC

We want to do our part to make our nation’s food system safer by providing information, awareness, education, and if needed, access to the courts.

We bring the most up-to-date news about food safety to the public. News about recalls of contaminated food, food poisoning outbreaks, and other food safety problems should not be swept under the rug. Food safety concerns should be brought to light sooner, so that outbreaks can be stopped in their tracks — before more unsuspecting families are harmed by the food they buy.

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Residents at the historic Rosemont Court senior living community face permanent relocation after a string of Legionnaires’ cases. Ten residents became ill in January, resulting in 3 hospitalizations and 1 death. Recently, two more people have become ill. Despite their best efforts, building managers have been unable to determine the source of the bacteria in this North Portland Senior Living Community Legionnaires Outbreak. Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA), the non-profit organization that sponsors the affordable housing
The Minnesota Department of Health announced today their investigation into a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to the Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea in Minnesota. Thus far, two cases have been confirmed as part of this Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea Legionnaires Outbreak. Early results suspect the spa is to blame. Here’s what we know… Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea Legionnaires Outbreak Minnesota Department of Health investigators have identified two laboratory-confirmed cases so far among people…
On July 2, 2021, the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced their investigation a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. This PreCooked Chicken Listeria Outbreak has already sickened 3 people, one who has died. The PreCooked Chicken Listeria Outbreak Here’s what we know: Fast Facts Illnesses: 3 Hospitalizations: 3 Deaths: 1 States: 2 Recall: No Investigation status: Active Location…
People contract food poisoning after consuming food or drink contaminated with harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins. Those most susceptible to foodborne illnesses are small children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune symptoms. Here we explore just how often food poisoning occurs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly one out of six Americans (that’s almost 48 million people) get sick, 128,000…
The holidays are typically paired with favorite festive foods that people do not cook or eat frequently. Many of those contain raw ingredients, leading to food safety pitfalls and an increased risk of food poisoning. Here are some of the most dangerous holiday foods that often cause foodborne illnesses.  Pre-Stuffed Turkey Pre-stuffed raw turkeys are not made under controlled conditions, which means you cannot ensure they were handled correctly. The stuffing could be contaminated with…
During the summer months, the number of food poisoning cases increases quite substantially. Barbecues and outdoor parties are breeding grounds for foodborne illness. Food is left out longer than it should, and certain harmful bacteria function better at high temperatures. Here is a list to keep in mind on the most dangerous summer foods that often lead to foodborne diseases.  Melon Germs live on the outside peel of melons, and watermelon and cantaloupes have been…
The CDC and FDA have identified another Salmonella outbreak – this one linked to Frozen Cooked Shrimp products. This Salmonella Shrimp Outbreak comes after an import alert back in March. Here’s what we know: Quick Facts: Illnesses: 6 Hospitalizations: 2 Deaths: 0 States: 2, Recall: Yes The Investigation of the Salmonella Shrimp Outbreak As of June 25, 2021, six people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Weltevreden have been reported from two states (see…
Several news outlets out of Maquoketa, Iowa are reporting severe E. coli illnesses in children – some of which have developed a rare, life-threatening complication. Some of these children have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, which can lead to kidney failure. At this time, it is unknown if the children’s cases are linked or a potential source to this potential Maquoketa Iowa Ecoli Outbreak. Here’s what we do know: Maquoketa Iowa Ecoli Outbreak Quick…
Today, the CDC linked a suspected outbreak of Salmonella illnesses to a source: Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken Products. As suspected last month, this outbreak of Salmonella Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are collecting different types of data to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products. The…
An outbreak of salmonella in Ontario, Canada has ended, according to local public health officials. The outbreak produced dozens of lab-positive salmonella tests and hundreds more people who reported symptoms. Here is what we know about the Food Truck Salmonella: Food Truck Salmonella Outbreak The outbreak was centered around Barakat, a restaurant in Sarnia, and an associated food truck in the suburb of Corunna. Lambton Public Health spearheaded the investigation in collaboration with Public Health…