WinCo recalls tainted beef because of efforts of trial lawyer
My hat is off to Bill Marler, the Seattle attorney behind this beef recall. I also hope his efforts to add additional strains of E. coli to the verboten list.
These days, food recalls are commonplace. But when the supermarket chain WinCo Foods announced last Friday it was recalling thousands of pounds of ground beef for potential E. coli contamination, there was a twist.
The E. coli came to light not because of testing by the government or by WinCo or its suppliers. Instead, it was because a Seattle lawyer is conducting a private study, testing ground beef from retailers all over the country.