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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

FDA Flexes Muscles To Achieve Kasel Pet Treat Recall

The extensive ‘voluntary’ pet treat recall announced on February 19th by Kasel Associated Industries (Denver, CO) was triggered by FDA’s threat to invoke its new mandatory recall authority, according to Siobhan DeLancey, spokesperson for FDA’s Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine. Earlier today, DeLancey informed eFoodAlert by email that Kasel chose to voluntarily recall its… Continue Reading

Taco Bell Source of Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health confirmed yesterday that food served at Taco Bell restaurants is the source of Salmonella Hartford and Baildon outbreaks.   At least 155 people in 21 states have been confirmed with salmonellosis and are part of the outbreak.  A state spokesperson from… Continue Reading

Q&A With Food Safety Expert Phyllis Entis

As a microbiologist and former Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) official, Phyllis Entis knows an awful lot about food safety. Her blog, eFoodAlert is an excellent resource for anyone who eats, manufactures, or regulates food. The blog keeps up-to-date recall alert information and provides insight and analysis on food safety issues–and it’s now read in… Continue Reading