Food Safety News was founded in 2009 to fill a void. At the time, both print and broadcast media were facing consolidation and budget cuts. Dedicated reporters on the food, health and safety beats were being reassigned or seeing their positions disappear altogether.
Food safety attorney Bill Marler saw an opportunity to pull together a team of journalists and give them the resources to provide timely reporting on food safety issues like no other news outlet could. Today, our original, in-depth reports are published daily, and are complemented by contributed articles and opinion pieces written by food safety leaders from every sector of the industry. Our reporters have been granted access to the White House, the Supreme Court, and multiple Congressional offices alongside the nation’s leading newspapers and media networks. Marler’s law firm, Marler Clark, continues to support Food Safety News as it moves toward greater financial independence through advertising revenue.
Our annual traffic grew to over 2.2 million unique visitors in 2012—up 35 percent from the previous year. That tells us Food Safety News is providing much-needed coverage of topics important not only to our core audience of government agency personnel and food industry leaders, but to all individuals who care about the safety of the food supply.
Food Safety News will enter its fifth year of publication in September 2013. Our reporters will continue to bring you outstanding coverage of topics ranging from policy and politics to foodborne illness outbreaks to sustainability, science and research. Your suggestions and comments help inspire us to dig deeper into food issues as we continue to expand our scope, audience, and impact on the dialogue around food in the world today.
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The Food Safety News Team
Editor in Chief
West Coast Correspondent