February 18, 2020

Firefly Tapas Kitchen Lawsuit Puts Food Safety on Trial

A Salmonella lawsuit filed against the Las Vegas restaurant, Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar, is calling into question the establishment's past food safety discipline in an attempt to achieve justice for the people who suffered serious illnesses in an outbreak that received nationwide attention back in April and May. According to a legal complaint on file in Nevada's Clark County District Court, the restaurant's food safety inspection score was so overloaded with demerits at the time of the outbreak that the facility was shut down to minimize ongoing risk to public health. It has since reopened. At Pritzker Olsen Attorneys, the case has been assigned to the firm's Bad Bug Law Team, which has been working on pre-settlement issues surrounding insurance and the lawsuit's allegations of … [Read more...]

Raw Milk Gets A Veto From Nevada Governor

A bill that would have legalized the sale of raw milk in Nevada was vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval. The governor cited "significant public health risks" in his veto message. While the idea was popular in the Assembly, it wasn't popular with public health officials and dairy groups that urged the governor to veto the bill. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent a letter to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval saying that because potentially dangerous bacteria that are often present in raw milk, legalizing it would increase the risk of serious illness for some Nevadans. NMPF President and CEO Jerry Kozak likened drinking raw milk to playing Russian roulette. “Gambling with the health of your state’s residents – particularly its … [Read more...]

Nevada Shouldn’t Gamble With Raw Milk, Say Dairy Groups

Raw milk is a public health gamble Nevada shouldn't take, say two national dairy groups.  The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)  sent a letter to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval urging him to veto legislation that would allow raw milk to be sold directly to consumers. Because of potentially dangerous bacteria that are often present in raw milk,  Assembly Bill No. 209 would increase the risk of serious illness for some Nevadans, the groups maintain. MPF President and CEO Jerry Kozak likened drinking raw milk to playing  Russian roulette. “Gambling with the health of your state’s residents – particularly its children – is a bad bet,” said Kozak in the letter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), … [Read more...]

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