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Foodborne Illness Web Site Offers Resources on Common Causes of Food Poisoning

Foodborne illnesses, such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and Hepatitis A, have been the topic of news reports across the nation in recent months. With media attention on product recalls and outbreaks comes consumers’ need to know about foodborne pathogens. Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm that has represented thousands of victims of foodborne illness outbreaks across the country, re-launched its Web site about foodborne illness, www.foodborneillness.com, in mid-April.

The site’s focus is to inform consumers and the media about food illness-related viruses and bacteria, such as the Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Norovirus, Salmonella, and Shigella. Since the site was re-designed and launched on April 14, 2005, over 15,500 unique visitors have used the site.

"FoodborneIllness.com offers practical information about several forms of food poisoning, including the symptoms and risks associated with infection, how infections are diagnosed, and possible ways to prevent infection," said Bill Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. "The information on this site lends itself to the media, individuals, and the families of individuals who have been affected adversely by eating bad food."