Major food safety strides made due to PulseNet, PFGE (commentary)

Major food safety strides made due to PulseNet, PFGE (commentary)

IN 1993, America had what the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention still refers to as the "western states outbreak" of Escherichia coli O157:H7 linked to hamburger from a fast-food restaurant.

During that outbreak, 700 people — mostly children — fell ill, four died and Bill Marler began a very successful career in food safety litigation. You can read the details on Poisoned.

It took a very long t

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