Poisoned by Jeff Benedict
The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat

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In POISONED, Jeff Benedict delivers a jarringly candid narrative of the fast-moving disaster drawing on access to key documents and exclusive interviews with the real-life characters at the center of the drama - the families whose children were infected, the Jack in the Box executives forced to answer for the tragedy, the physicians and scientists who identified E. coli as the culprit, and the legal teams on both sides of the historic lawsuits that ensued. This is the story of the permanent transformation of our food supply chain, and the young maverick lawyer, Bill Marler, who staked his career on bringing the victims justice without compromise. Fast Food Nation meets A Civil Action in this riveting account of how we learned the hard way to truly watch what we eat.
 

About Jeff Benedict

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Jeff Benedict conducted the first national study on sexual assault and athletes. He has published three books on athletes and crime, including a blistering expose on the NFL, Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL, and Public Heroes, Private Felons: Athletes and Crimes Against Women. He is a lawyer and an investigative journalist who has written five books.
 
Published May 16, 2011 by Inspire Books. 336 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Law & Philosophy, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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With accounts of his firsthand interviews and observation, Benedict provides a powerful reminder that food safety is a matter of life and death, as in the case of Suzanne Kiner and her daughter Brianne: “Desperate, she turned to a few vials of holy water that had been given to her by women of fai...

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In the years since the Jack in the Box outbreak, Bill Marler has become one of the country’s leading legal authorities on food safety.

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I am not a fan of the fast food industry at all, and I have become very cynical towards the commercial food industry/factory farms with thousands of cattle and thousands of chickens where they produce a mass of food cheaply and they sell it cheap.

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Oregon Live

The historic Jack in the Box settlements, which Marler wrangles, hoist his firm solidly into the black and allow him to create his own firm specializing in food poisoning cases.

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Deseret News

“Poisoned” is the true account of the most seminal food-borne-illness outbreaks in the past 50 years.

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The Roanoke Times

He helped provide security as they faced a lifetime of extraordinary medical expense, and he has since become the leading legal authority on food contamination and advocate for food safety.

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Daily Camera

An exploration of the 1990s meat contamination case that brought Jack in the Box to its knees reveals the personal costs to families whose children ate bad hamburgers, but also the medical sleuthing, legal maneuvering, corporate damage control and public policy reforms that resulted.

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Politics of the Plate

coli, Food Poisoning .

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