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Food to avoid

Here are the nine things this top food safety lawyer won’t eat at home or in a restaurant.


WHEN the pre-cut melon salmonella outbreak hit recently, anybody who has had more than a few conversati­ons with food safety attorney Bill Marler could hear his “I told you so”.

Pre-cut fruit is on the list of foods avoided by Marler, one of the two name partners in Marler Clark, which claims to be the nation’s only exclusivel­y food-borne illness law firm.

In 25 years as a food safety attorney, Marler’s seen how the sausage – and soup, salad, steak, etc – is made and what happens when things go wrong (many of Marler Clark clients’ cases involved hospitalis­ation or death from food-borne illness).

Marler recently set a list of food you won’t see on his table. – Miami Herald/Tribune News Service

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