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IAFP 2015: Interview with Lawrence Goodridge, Professor and Salmonella Researcher

Food Safety News sat down with McGill University Associate Professor Lawrence Goodridge, Ph.D., at IAFP 2015 in Portland, OR, in late July to discuss Salmonella and his team’s new $10-million research project aimed at significantly enhancing our understanding of the bacterium. Watch the interview here, or skip below for highlights from the conversation: Highlights from… Continue Reading

IAFP 2015: Interview with Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety for Walmart

Frank Yiannas, food safety expert and Vice President of Food Safety for Walmart, sat down with Food Safety News at IAFP 2015 in Portland, OR, to discuss how he manages his responsibilities, how technology influences food safety, and the role of litigation in cases of foodborne illness. Watch the interview here, or read the highlights… Continue Reading

Uncommon Veterinarian Podcast: Interview with Food Safety Veterinarian Dr. Romina Hennig

Opinion

This is Episode 4 of the Uncommon Veterinarian Podcast, originally published on Elliott Garber’s Uncommon Veterinarian website and printed here with permission. In this episode, I interview Dr. Romina Hennig, a 2009 veterinary graduate from the University of Florida. She currently works full-time in Washington, D.C., as an Enforcement, Investigations and Analysis Officer with the U.S…. Continue Reading

IAFP 2013: Interview on Food Traceability with Tejas Bhatt, Manager of Food Safety Programs at IFT

Food Safety News interviewed Tejas Bhatt, manager of food safety programs at the Institute of Food Technologists, about food traceability at the recent 2013 annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Bhatt discussed the challenges of traceability systems, the traceability provisions in the Food Safety Modernization Act, and the future of food traceability…. Continue Reading

IAFP 2013: Interview with Veterinarian and Food Safety Researcher Dr. Michele Jay-Russell

Food Safety News spoke with veterinarian and UC Davis researcher Dr. Michele Jay-Russell at the 2013 annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Jay-Russell specializes in the molecular epidemiology of pathogen contamination associated with wildlife. The conversation touched on the risk wildlife sometimes pose to food safety and the controversy over whether food… Continue Reading

IAFP 2013: Interview with Jason Tetro, Microbiologist, Author and ‘The Germ Guy’

Food Safety News spoke with microbiologist and author Jason Tetro, also known as “The Germ Guy,” at last week’s 2013 annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Tetro blogs about germs and microbiology for the Huffington Post, and his book, “The Germ Code,” will be out November 5. The conversation touched on interacting… Continue Reading

IAFP 2013: Interview with Keynote Speaker Dr. David Acheson

During the 2013 annual meeting last week of the International Association for Food Protection, Food Safety News spoke with Dr. David Acheson, this year’s keynote speaker. Before his current post as the director of the Food and Import Safety Practice at Leavitt Partners, Acheson served stints as the chief medical officer for both the U.S…. Continue Reading

Q&A with Author Ted Conover on His Work as a USDA Meat Inspector

Author and journalist Ted Conover has built his reputation through first-person accounts from inside sectors of society that receive little recognition from the mainstream. His writing has taken him across the U.S. on trains with some of the last classic hobos, across the Mexican border three times with illegal border-crossers, and into New York’s Sing… Continue Reading