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Legally Speaking By Shawn Stevens
Shawn Stevens is an equity member of the Milwaukee law firm Gass Weber Mullins LLC.

 

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