The Packer’s National Editor Tom Karst on Nov. 1 chatted with Bill Marler, Seattle, Wash.-based lawyer with the food safety law firm Marler Clark. Read the entire chat on the Fresh Talk blog.
Marler2:02 p.m. Tom Karst: You are involved with the (Jensen Farms) cantaloupe case. What makes that case notable in your perspective? I know every outbreak is different in ways, but what are the unique things about this one that you see?
2:04 p.m. Bill Marler: From a personal perspective — more so than from a legal perspective — it is just sort of stunning of the number of people who have died and the number who are still hospitalized. I’m sort of stunned by the severity of the outbreak and that’s a hard thing to quantify.