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The Importance of Managing Food Safety Risk

Even though managing food safety risks is something of a gamble under the best of circumstances, the task is indeed manageable, and everyone needs to take food safety seriously in order to minimize the risk to the extent possible. Over the past couple of decades, there has been an increase in the use of risk…

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Food Poisoning

Norovirus Outbreak Hits the Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics hasn’t even started yet and already, dozens of private security guards at the Pyeongchang Olympic Village in South Korea have been hospitalized with norovirus. This has led organizers to call in South Korean soldiers to replace the guards. So far, 41 security personnel have reported symptoms of norovirus, including vomiting and…

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Food Poisoning

How Technology Could Limit Vehicle Crashes

The number of traffic accidents and fatalities nationwide has been increasing at an alarming rate in recent years, in part because of the rise in incidences of DUI and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6.3 million vehicle crashes nationwide in 2015 alone, a number that…

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Bus Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Injuries, Trucking Accidents

Are Truck Drivers Getting Adequate Training?

According to the Federal Highway Administration, in 2014, the last full year data is available, 31 million trucks carried 10.5 billion tons of freight more than 279 billion miles overall, nationwide. That is a lot of driving and that is a lot of road sharing with passenger cars. This is very true in Texas, of…

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Trucking Accidents

First Lawsuits Filed in Opioid Crisis

It is no secret that the entire country is suffering through a terrible drug crisis at the moment. The current crisis  involves drugs called opioids and, unlike previous drug crises, this one does not involve black market drugs smuggled into the country and sold on the street. This crisis involves prescription medications that are supposed…

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Concerns Over Lax Safety at Goodyear

A recent investigation and report is questioning the commitment of multi-national tire maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to safety. Unfortunately, their concerns run to both the customers who buy their tires as well as the people who make their various products. Over the course of six months, researchers looked at hundreds of state and…

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Product Liability, Workplace Safety

Health Departments Now Crowdsourcing Foodborne Illness

The fact of the matter is, the Internet has been a great thing for those who own and operate restaurants. It’s no secret that online reviews have been a major force in the restaurant industry for decades now. Restaurant owners covet great reviews from their patrons on websites and apps like Yelp and Google. They…

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Food Poisoning

The Ongoing Takata Airbag Recall: What You Can Do

As 2017 winds down, it is interesting to note that the largest vehicle recall in history is ongoing. In fact, last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed yet another fatality caused by faulty Takata airbag inflators. The NHTSA inspected a suspect vehicle the day after Christmas and confirmed the cause of death…

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Airbag Defects, Product Liability