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Timeline on Australian listeriosis outbreak has yet to expire

Government banking on best case scenario; says there shouldn't be any new cases after May 4

A woman who lived into her 90s in the Australian province of New South Wales (NSW) has become the sixth fatality in a rockmelon-caused listeriosis outbreak. With her death, the outbreak’s fatality rate is approaching 32 percent. Rockmelons, or what we call cantaloupes in North America, are again being sold in Australia. NSW Health officials… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: Saluting barfblog and eFoodAlert

Back in the day when I was at South Dakota State University, we had a name for our sister land grant universities to the south in Lincoln, Nebraska and Manhattan, Kansas. We called them graduate schools. And I’ve long thought Kansas State University in particular was a pretty smart place. That impression continued with my… Continue Reading

Prof Douglas Powell Says K State Doesn’t Want Him Back

Because of his Barfblog and associated Bites (Safe food from farm to fork) website, Professor Doug Powell is probably one of the best-known faculty members on the Kansas State University campus. Except Professor Powell has not been on campus lately. For the past couple years, he’s been living in Brisbane, Australia with his wife, Dr…. Continue Reading