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Attention, Allergy Sufferers: Beware of Natural Flavors

Opinion

(This article was originally posted here and is reposted with permission.) People with allergies know how important it is to stay away from allergens to which they are sensitive. But what if those substances are in your food and you don’t know it? You can check the food label for certain allergens. The Food Allergen Labeling and… Continue Reading

Dishing Up Disease: Food Server Follies

Opinion

(This article was originally posted here and is reposted with permission.) Few jobs are busier than being a food server during peak eating hours. And for many waiters and waitresses, the job includes more than just taking orders and delivering food. It also includes busing tables, taking money to the cashier, and some minor food preparation, such… Continue Reading

The Snack Attack and Finger Food Flu

Opinion

(This article was originally posted here on Nov. 2, 2015, and is reposted with permission.) We all connect with the world around us with our hands, touching all sorts of objects, surfaces, and other hands, which is why diseases are often transmitted by hand contact. Of course, dirty hands can be washed. The problem is when we don’t… Continue Reading

Hold the Bacteria: Made-to-Order Disease

deli worker

(This article by Sydney Ross Singer was originally posted on his blog Sept. 30, 2015, and is reposted here with his permission.) The next time you are in a sandwich shop or deli where workers make your sandwich in front of you as you select items to be included, check out their hands. According to law, there should be… Continue Reading

Coffee, Tea, or Diarrhea? How to Handle Food on Flights

Opinion

(This article by Sydney Ross Singer was originally posted on his blog May 1, 2015, and is reposted here with his permission.) Airplane food has been under scrutiny for food safety breaches. But even the best prepared food can become a vector of disease when it is consumed using contaminated hands. Airline travel exposes people to extremely germ-infested conditions,… Continue Reading

Bacterial Buffet: All-You-Can-Eat Illness

Opinion

(This article by Sydney Ross Singer was originally posted on his blog April 21, 2015, and is reposted with his permission.) Disease prevention specialists warn against shaking hands as a form of greeting since this is a common way people spread disease. Eating at a buffet exposes people to the hands of everyone who came to the restaurant and… Continue Reading