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Dr. Mansour Samadpour

Dream team ready to help South African listeriosis victims

A dream team of world-class food safety experts is ready to go on behalf of the victims and their family members, according to the mammoth 501-page lawsuit dropped on Tiger Brands this past Thursday by South African trial lawyer Richard Spoor. In the complaint, seeking $2 billion in damages in the worst listeria outbreak in… Continue Reading

Chipotle Installing New Food Safety Protocols From the Ground Up

After being responsible within a six-month window for five outbreaks sickening at least 355 people with various pathogens and viruses — and also closing at least 62 of its restaurants — there’s plenty of interest in Chipotle Mexican Grill’s next move. The company has a lot on its plate right now as it works to win back the… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Mansour to the Rescue

Opinion

With its stock price in the toilet, its fourth-quarter earnings dwindling, and more of its customers becoming outbreak victims, Chipotle Mexican Grill decided last week was a good time to announce a new food safety initiative. Believe it or not, there is precedent for that. Today is not as dire a time for Chipotle as two decades… Continue Reading

Putting Salad Bar Safety to the Test

A South Carolina TV station recently had 15 different salad bar items tested for pathogen contamination, and while lab results indicated that no E. coli, Listeria or Salmonella were present, relatively high numbers of microbes and total coliform bacteria were. WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, shipped a cooler packed with samples of four types of items… Continue Reading