Retired food safely microbiologist and author Phyllis Entis, a long-time Food Safety News contributor and collaborator, is announcing the update of her 2007 book.

“Tainted” is scheduled to be released in ebook and paperback editions on or about Dec. 2 this year. It is her third book, following “Food Safety: Old Habits, New Perspectives” and “Food Microbiology — The Laboratory.” 

Phyllis Entis

“Using a variety of foodborne disease outbreaks, often illustrated with the stories of individual victims, ‘Tainted’ explores the ways in which food becomes contaminated,” she told Food Safety News. “Some of the stories — such as the deadly 1993 Jack in the Box outbreak — will be very familiar. Others will not.

“In this update to my 2007 book, ‘Food Safety: Old Habits, New Perspectives,’ I have drawn on nearly five decades of experience to explain how our regulatory systems have failed us, and to talk about what can be done to protect consumers from unsafe food, says Entis.

Entis believes that everyone — government regulators, farmers, and ranchers, food processors, food service workers, educators, and consumers — has a responsibility to ensure that the food we eat is as safe as we can make it.

“In a world where irrigation water is contaminated by run-off from cattle feedlots and where food processors cut corners, the food preparation skills we learned from our parents and grandparents are no longer good enough to keep us safe, ” she warns.

Entis maintains the website eFoodAlert. com, which posts human and pet food recalls worldwide.

When she is not working on food safety, Entis is the mystery writer known for the Damien Dickens Mysteries series, which includes “The Green Pearl Caper,” “The White Russian Caper,” “The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper,” “The Gold Dragon Caper,” and “The Blue Moon Caper.” Her debut novel, “The Green Pearl Caper,” was a Library Journal SELF-e Selection.

Her mystery series features Damien and Millie, an intrepid husband and wife team of private investigators. Entis says the pair are getting a well-deserved sabbatical,  but she promises they will return.

As for “Tainted,” the update to her  2007 book, “FoodSafety, Old Habits, New Perspectives,” Entis discusses how our regulatory systems have failed us and talks about what can be done to protect consumers from unsafe food.

Pre-order now from Amazon — to receive your copy as soon as it is released. Pre-order links from other ebook retailers including Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Apple are scheduled to be available soon.

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