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Letter From The Editor: Rebuilding Season


Coral Beach, formerly of The Packer, is the new managing editor of Food Safety News. She succeeds Cathy Siegner, who left us in December to become a project director for Ballotepedia. Also moving on at year-end was Lydia Zuraw, our Washington D.C. correspondent for the past two and half years. She has joined Kaiser Health… Continue Reading

Schacht Interview: Using Restaurant Inspection Data to Improve Public Health

Open government consultant and food safety advocate Sarah Schacht sat down with Food Safety News at the 2015 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD, last month to talk about how data from restaurant inspections can help improve public health. Schacht is a two-time E. coli survivor who has been spearheading efforts in Seattle’s King County to improve… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Missing Riots, Crab Cakes in Baltimore


Street protests that turn into riots are among my least favorite forms of lawlessness. Usually the crowd is either the patsy or the willing dupe. When the World Trade Organization met in Seattle in 1999, a peaceful march by about 35,000 union members provided cover for maybe 100 self-styled anarchists who smashed up downtown retailers and… Continue Reading

FSN Writers Take Home Nine Washington Press Association Awards

Food Safety News writers James Andrews and Cookson Beecher came home from the April 26 Washington Press Association awards banquet with nine awards, all of them in the daily news category. Here are the awards James received: First prize, Personality Profile, “Keene Remembered for Commitment to Public Health, Unconventional Style.” Second prize, General Features, “Beef Research Money Tied to… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: There’s No Replacing the Irreplaceable

This week, we have some important news from the HR Department at Food Safety News. I would like to introduce Cathy Siegner and Lydia Zuraw, our newest staff members. Cathy has taken over as our chief copy editor. It’s her job to take stories filed during the day by staff and contributing writers and turn… Continue Reading