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Food Safety News publisher on the ground in South Africa

Bill Marler, the founder and publisher of Food Safety News, prominent food safety advocate, and America’s best-known foodborne illnesses attorney arrives in South Africa today to help push back against the largest Listeria outbreak in history. Marler will speak Thursday at the Food Focus Listeria Conference in Johannesburg, where South African professionals from government, industry… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Tragically, “Forever Young”

My friend, Darin Detwiler, let me post this for him tonight for tomorrow: Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day the last of four young children died during the landmark 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. I learned about the reality of this foodborne pathogen on Riley’s deathbed. When he was only… Continue Reading

Jack in the Box E. coli Outbreak – 25th Anniversary

Editor’s Note:  The following remembrance of the Jack-in-the-Box E. coli outbreak was penned by our Publisher Bill Marler and first posted in Food Poison Journal on Dec. 26.   We are republishing it here on the eve of one of the most infamous outbreaks of all time. — In January 1993, the Washington State Department… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Six deadliest U.S. foodborne outbreaks

Although the United States is know world-wide as having one of the safest food supplies, there have been instances where some of the foods most commonly consumed in our country have resulted in tragedy. Jack-in-the- Box E. coli Outbreak – 1992 – 1993 708 ill, 171 hospitalized and 4 dead An outbreak of E. coli… Continue Reading

Foodservice: Front lines of food safety require sacrifices


His day had just begun but already he was headed back home. The look of defeat in his eyes, the slight grimace on his face, and the sweat on his brow gave it all away: He was going home sick. During the past several months I have had the privilege of interviewing and surveying dozens of… Continue Reading

Dave Theno Fellowship unveiled at IAFP food safety conference

TAMPA, FL — Before beginning three days of seminars, panel discussions, scientific research presentations and high-level collaboration on how to make food safer, members of the International Association for Food Protection paused Sunday evening to remember and honor one of the best of their ranks. In a special presentation before the annual Ivan Parkin Lecture,… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Dave Theno defined food safety culture


Editor’s note: Food Safety crusader David M. Theno died Monday, June 19, 2017, when he was hit by a large wave while swimming with his grandson. Bill Marler, who worked with Theno to raise food safety awareness for more than 25 years, posted these thoughts after receiving the news about the death of his comrade… Continue Reading

Large wave hits, kills food safety icon David M. Theno

Food safety icon David M. Theno, 66, was hit by a large wave Monday while swimming with his grandson near Hulopoʻe Beach fronting Hawaii’s  Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi.  Local firefighters responded to a report of a man being  pulled from the ocean at 1:29 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017. Lānaʻi (File photo by Wendy Osher) Theno was… Continue Reading