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Legally Speaking By Shawn Stevens
As principal of Food Industry Counsel LLC, Shawn Stevens helps food industry clients protect their brand by proactively reducing their food safety exposure.

 

October 15, 2014 | FSIS recall investigations are about to change

June 11, 2014 | Controlling risk and exposure by rethinking training

April 16, 2014 | Forbidding the sale of raw meat?

March 20, 2014 | Compassion, commitment and culture

February 19, 2014 | Your next FSA won’t be any easier

January 29, 2014 | Insuring against the inevitable

November 27, 2013 | An almost perpetual state of listeria

October 30, 2013 | No asylum from allergens

October 10, 2013 | E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks, recalls and lawsuits continue to disappear

August 28, 2013 | Still aiming for greener “pasteurs”

July 31, 2013 | Preparing for your next Food Safety Assessment

July 03, 2013 | Responding appropriately to NRs

June 19, 2013 | Developing stronger supplier specifications

May 30, 2013 | Ensuring your programs are being executed as written

May 08, 2013 | Finding the hidden gaps in your food safety plan

April 17, 2013 | Train like you fight

March 27, 2013 | The food safety “Culture Club”

March 06, 2013 | Top 10 ways to protect the long-term survival of your brand

February 14, 2013 | Is it time yet for a single food safety agency?

December 13, 2012 | Just a little more tender, loving care

November 22, 2012 | Turkeys and Twinkies

November 01, 2012 | The last thing I ate…

October 04, 2012 | Let’s STEC it to the enemy

September 13, 2012 | The danger of resistance to change

August 23, 2012 | Is your company recall-ready?

July 26, 2012 | Monkey see, monkey do…

July 12, 2012 | FSIS validates its validation standards

June 21, 2012 | Are beef recalls about to multiply?

April 19, 2012 | Food Safety and Confirmation Bias

March 29, 2012 | T-bones are pink too

March 22, 2012 | Tax credits for testing?

March 15, 2012 | GAO’s ideas to reduce STECs are … SO foreign

March 01, 2012 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part X – Proving your innocence)

February 23, 2012 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part IX – Preparing A Defense)

February 16, 2012 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part VIII – The Right Insurance)

February 02, 2012 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part VII - The FSA and NOIE)

January 19, 2012 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part VI – The Recall)

January 12, 2012 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part V - The Questions)

January 05, 2012 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part IV - The Conclusions)

December 29, 2011 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part III - The Investigation)

December 08, 2011 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part II - The Illnesses)

December 01, 2011 | Anatomy of an Outbreak (Part I - Outbreak Surveillance)

November 25, 2011 | A serving of Thanksgiving history

November 17, 2011 | Not a happy campylobacter

October 13, 2011 | Biting off more than we can chew

September 29, 2011 | Getting to the CORE of foodborne illness outbreaks

September 22, 2011 | Rules are (now) rules: FSIS and non-O157:H7 STECs

September 15, 2011 | Big six declared Adulterants: Is it a good thing?

September 08, 2011 | Review your playbook in advance of football season

September 01, 2011 | Carcass irradiation petition gets nuked

August 18, 2011 | Comments are like condiments

August 04, 2011 | The health of a nation

July 28, 2011 | Some processors to begin testing for the “Big Six”

July 14, 2011 | Are airport foodborne illness rates sky high?

June 30, 2011 | Now we’re cooking …

June 16, 2011 | Recombination

June 09, 2011 | Ghost Strain Haunts Europe

June 02, 2011 | War of the worlds?

May 19, 2011 | Aiming for a greener pasteur

May 12, 2011 | From Rags to Riches: The Non-O157:H7 STEC Employment Act

May 06, 2011 | American meat: Is it really at half staph?

April 14, 2011 | What the STEC is a STEC?

April 07, 2011 | What’s the beef with FSIS product testing?

March 31, 2011 | The question isn’t WHY the chicken crossed the road…

March 24, 2011 | The firing at Fort Sumter: Locals declare federal food safety laws unconstitutional

March 17, 2011 | OIG and trim testing – What would you propose?

March 03, 2011 | Preserving your products – and your evidence

February 24, 2011 | Can the meat industry enhance the safety of all foods?

February 18, 2011 | Testing to find

February 10, 2011 | What do Super Bowls and meat packers have in common?

February 03, 2011 | Does USDA policy discourage finished product testing?

January 27, 2011 | What’s your (insurance) policy?

January 06, 2011 | What would 12 jurors think?

December 30, 2010 | Safer food means fewer outbreaks, recalls and lawsuits

December 23, 2010 | A good year can only get better

December 16, 2010 | Are Mandatory Recalls In Our Future?

December 09, 2010 | Another investigation gone astray (Part II)

November 18, 2010 | Another investigation gone astray (Part I)

November 11, 2010 | Food for thought from Shanghai

November 04, 2010 | Raising the bar – intuitive readers pose insightful questions

October 21, 2010 | An outbreak investigation gone terribly wrong: Part two

October 14, 2010 | An outbreak investigation gone terribly wrong: Part one

October 07, 2010 | Innocent companies wrongly accused

September 30, 2010 | NRs: What you say can and will be used against you

September 23, 2010 | Don’t wait for an outbreak to find out if you’re covered

September 16, 2010 | When someone else’s problems become your own

September 09, 2010 | Why crying “you’re blaming the victim” can undercut the cause of food safety

August 26, 2010 | Salmonella: Surveying the science and sensationalism

August 19, 2010 | Class actions against food makers receive failing grades

August 12, 2010 | Plaintiffs’ lawyers have to eat too

August 05, 2010 | Despite best efforts, pathogens and lawyers remain difficult to eliminate