Food borne illnesses that cause food poisoning and much worse side effects are relatively common according to food safety expert Bill Marler. Mr. Marler is a notable attorney who has specialized in food food borne illness cases for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience and first hand knowledge of the issues that surround food safety in America.
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He has handled cases like the notorious Jack In the Box outbreak of E. Coli in 1993 that unfortunately killed several children who ate the contaminated food. This case was one that prompted the FDA to take a tougher stance about pathogens in consumer foods. This case, however, is only one of the few that have actually been reported to the public.
You may be surprised to learn that the FDA has recalled over 8,000 food products and almost 100 were recalled by the USDA. This also includes organically produced food. These statistics were calculated in 2014, the very last time this type of food safety data has even been gathered.
Marler explains that there’s not a good food safety system in place to adequately protect the American public. He says, “You wouldn’t believe some of the things I have learned over the years. I have some crazy stories.” Because of his wide experience, he personally takes precautions about the most notoriously contaminated foods.
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In fact, he suggests that the health risks associated with eating these 6 foods are simply too great.
Here’s what he says he will never eat again:
1. Raw shellfish
2. Raw sprouts
3. Rare meat (always eat well done)
4. Raw or semi cooked eggs
5. Raw oysters
6. Unpasteurized milk and juice
As an attorney who has seen firsthand the worst of lax government oversight of food safety, Marler is convinced that pathogens like E. Coli and Salmonella often exist in America’s food supply. It’s wise to exert caution when buying, cooking or eating these particular foods in order to protect your health.