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New Mealey title covers food liability suits.

Mealey Publications (King of Prussia King of Prussia, industrialized suburban area (1990 pop. 18,406), Montgomery co., SE Pa. It has glass and steel fabricating, food processing, printing and publishing, and varied manufacturing (textiles, liquified petroleum gas, water-treatment and electrical , PA), a unit of LexisNexis (Dayton, OH) has begun the publication of "Mealey's Litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
 Report: Food Liability," a new monthly information service that tracks the latest developments in food liability litigation. An annual subscription to the title costs $650.

Targeted to plaintiffs and defense attorneys as well as food industry executives, the monthly report covers the most notable cases of extreme food poisoning food poisoning, acute illness following the eating of foods contaminated by bacteria, bacterial toxins, natural poisons, or harmful chemical substances. It was once customary to classify all such illnesses as "ptomaine poisoning," but it was later discovered that , such as the recent E.coli spinach and lettuce contaminations and the salmonella outbreak blamed on peanut butter, lawsuits that challenge the content of food and its alleged link to health problems or obesity, and others that focus on the way food is labeled, packaged and advertised.

Mealey said the report focuses on litigation surrounding foodborne illnesses such as E. coli E. coli: see Escherichia coli.
E. coli
 in full Escherichia coli

Species of bacterium that inhabits the stomach and intestines. E. coli can be transmitted by water, milk, food, or flies and other insects.
 infections, hepatitis, salmonella poisoning Salmonella poisoning
Gastroenteritis that is caused by food contaminated with bacteria of the genus Salmonella which multiply freely in the gastrointestinal tract but do not produce septicemia.
 and the Norwalk virus. The premier issue includes information on such cases as: a federal suit against a food company for peanut butter salmonella poisoning; a dismissal of a federal suit involving negligence claims against a food distributor for "failure-to-warn" about mercury in canned tuna; a federal ruling that common law and consumer protection statute violations are preempted by FDA FDA
Food and Drug Administration

FDA, See Food and Drug Administration.

FDA, the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration.
 regulations; a dismissal of a federal case alleging negligence by McDonald's for the fat content of its french fries; the filing of a class action suit accusing a restaurant chain of negligence; and, a request for the FDA to remove the "generally regarded as safe" designation from some foods.

Other recent litigation report launches by Mealey include "Mealey's Litigation Report: Heart Drugs & Devices," "LexisNexis Real Estate Report" and "LexisNexis Antitrust Litigation Report."
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Date:Feb 1, 2007
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