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Norovirus isn’t rocket science: Wash your freakin’ hands

Opinion

It’s estimated that the average person will get norovirus five times during their lifetime. Globally, there are 685 million cases of norovirus each year, with approximately 20 million of those cases occurring in the United States. Norovirus is the number one foodborne illness – and the leading cause of foodborne illness outbreaks – in the… Continue Reading

Your life is in your hands: Global Handwashing Day is Oct. 15

Contributed

Editor’s note: In recognition of Global Handwashing Day today, we have compiled information from the CDC about why it is so important to promote this simple activity.  Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you and those around you can stay healthy. Proper hand washing at… Continue Reading

One look at the enemy and you’ll get serious about food safety

What could be more frightening than an unseen enemy — one so stealthy and powerful that it can send you to the hospital or even kill you? And what if that enemy is so small that you can’t see it, don’t even know that it’s there. Maybe right there on some food you’re about to… Continue Reading

CFP’s sidebars drive food safety in ‘No Action’ atmosphere

Opinion

Editor’s note: The Conference for Food Protection is managed by an executive board that includes 23 voting members who represent: state food regulatory agencies from each of the FDA regions; local food regulatory agencies from each of the FDA regions; the FDA; USDA/FSIS; the CDC, the food industry; an academic institution; and consumers. BOISE, ID —… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: The universal truth of gloves

Opinion

If you live Kansas City, you make it a point to know where your gloves are in February, even when a freakishly mild winter hands you a 73-degree Saturday like it did yesterday. I used to think the benefits of gloves were one of those universal truths that could in no way be misunderstood —… Continue Reading