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Doug Powell

Beach Beat: Outbreak lottery — If you don’t play …

Opinion

Forty years worth of outbreak statistics can be summed up in a twisted version of the infamous Powerball slogan, but the researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t come right out and say “if you don’t look, you can’t see outbreaks.” The bottom line from the CDC’s report “Foodborne (1973–2013) and Waterborne… Continue Reading

From the ‘What were they thinking?’ files

Opinion

Note on content: Doug Powell originally published this photo and column on BarfBlog.com under the title “Killer of old people and ‘everyone’s too anal’ about produce given awards by Canadian grocers” Pete Luckett (right in photo) and is one of this year’s recipients of the “Life Member Designation,” awarded for lifetime contributions to independent grocery… Continue Reading

Keep Food Safety Out of AIB, Kansas State Proposal

Opinion

(This was posted April 10, 2014, at barfblog.com and is reposted here by permission.) A former colleague at Kansas State University asked me yesterday if I would deliver my annual talk with summer public health students despite being unceremoniously dumped last year. I said, “Sure, I’ll always talk with students: they shouldn’t have to suffer from… Continue Reading