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Michelle Greenhalgh

Michelle Greenhalgh

Michelle Greenhalgh works as a researcher at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. She began writing for Food Safety News while completing her graduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.  Her professional interests include food safety, drug policy, and informed consent regulations while her personal interests include cooking, running, and sailing. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and is a proud native of the Ocean State.

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New Trade Group Center to Focus on Food Safety

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the 1,500-member trade association for retailers and wholesalers of food and consumer products, has announced the creation of a Center of Excellence for Food Safety and Protection.   FMI says the intent of the center is to bring together food safety experts and professionals from government relations, asset protection, food defense,… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed in Apple Cider E. coli Case

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Baugher’s Orchard and Farm of Westminster, MD on behalf of Baltimore resident Nicholas Fickel, who became ill after drinking unpasteurized apple cider contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The lawsuit was filed on Fickel’s behalf in Carroll County Circuit court by the Seattle food safety law firm Marler Clark. Baugher’s… Continue Reading

Grocery Industry Leads APEC Food Safety Training

In an effort to help improve the safety and security of the global food supply, several major American companies and food industry groups have helped lead training seminars in the Asia-Pacific region. At an event held last week in Beijing, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Partnership Training Institute Network (PTIN) for Food Safety and the… Continue Reading

Florida Growers Develop Food Safety Standards

Florida citrus growers will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a good agricultural practices document that demonstrates how the industry is working to assure that the fruit they pack is safe.   In a proactive move, the Indian River Citrus League, the Florida Citrus Packers Inc., and Lakeland-based fresh packers trade association teamed up to… Continue Reading

California Mussels Quarantine Lifted

California’s annual quarantine on sport-harveted ocean mussels ended at midnight Oct. 31, the California Department of Health (CDPH) announced. A sampling of mussels confirmed that shellfish-borne paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, as well as domoic acid, remained at safe or undetectable levels — with the exception of the northern Channel Islands region (which includes Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa… Continue Reading

Guidelines for Safely Processing Wild Game

With the 2010 hunting season under way, the Michigan Departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNRE) have issued a press release reminding hunters and retail food establishments to follow safe handling guidelines when processing wild game. “By following safe handling and processing protocols for wild game, venison processors can help minimize the risk of… Continue Reading

Food Safety Firm Supports Education

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation, a nonprofit education foundation in Illinois, recently received a $25,000 donation towards its Science Scholarship for high school seniors. The Science Scholarship will be offered to Rock Island High School students who are interested in pursuing a college degree and then a career in a science field.  Seattle-based food safety… Continue Reading

Is Flooding Cause for Food Safety Concerns?

After torrential downpour soaked their fields, some soybean farmers are being advised that they may have to destroy their crops as a food safety precaution. At issue is a 2009 notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the effect of natural disasters on food safety.  Because flooding can cause crops to be contaminated by… Continue Reading

Tracking Food Back to the Field

On today’s grocery shelves, it’s commonplace for produce from all over the world to be displayed side by side, regardless of the season.  It’s not unusual, in fact it’s expected, to see lettuce or tomatoes from California in New England grocery stores even as the snow begins to fall. With produce traveling further than ever… Continue Reading