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Beach Beat: It’s not people, it’s algal flour and soy protein

Opinion

When the recall alert for Soylent brand “Food Bars” hit my email a couple of days ago I would have thought it was a colleague pulling my leg but for the standard coding and language from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The thought of the name Soylent applied to an “engineered food” designed to “expand… Continue Reading

Capitol crud or unpasteurized pathogens, a gut-wrenching tale

Opinion

What’s more ironic than a raw milk fan sharing unpasteurized milk with fellow legislators in celebration of a new herd-share law and having the toasts coincidentally followed by an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness? One of the reporters who broke the story is named Gutman. And I thought Coral Beach was a great byline. The gut-wrenching… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Superbugs and science projects

Opinion

Headlines out of the European Union this week warned that superbug versions of foodborne pathogens have become more resistant to antibiotics than was previously thought. Campylobacter is the most commonly reported cause of food poisoning in the EU and is increasingly able to survive ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic commonly used against foodborne pathogens, according to a… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Nuggets of news from recent days

Opinion

Welcome to Beach Beat — I figure when your mom gives you a great byline at birth, you should use it every chance you get. I couldn’t be happier about my byline being added to the list of journalists at Food Safety News. In case you missed it, or ICYMI as the millennials say, I… Continue Reading