FOOD SAFETY NEWS was founded in 2009 when print and broadcast media were facing consolidation and steep budget cuts. Dedicated reporters on the food, health and safety beats were being reassigned or seeing their positions disappear altogether.

Food safety attorney Bill Marler saw an opportunity to pull together a team of talented journalists and give them the resources to provide timely reporting on food safety issues like no other news outlet could. Today, our original, in-depth reports are published daily and are complemented by contributed articles and opinion pieces written by food safety leaders from every sector of the industry. Our reporters have been granted access to the White House, the Supreme Court, and important Congressional offices alongside the nation’s leading newspapers and media networks.

Our annual traffic grew to more than 5 million unique visitors in the past year with 17 million+ pageviews.  Our  48,000+ direct subscribers and 300,000+ social media followers, both an industry high,  tell us FOOD SAFETY NEWS  is their #1 read every morning providing critical and timely coverage of topics important not only to our core audience of food industry leaders and government agency personnel but to everyone who cares about the safety of our food supply.

FOOD SAFETY NEWS‘ international team of reporters continues to bring you outstanding, award-winning coverage of topics ranging from policy and politics to foodborne illness outbreaks to sustainability, science, and research. Your questions, suggestions, and comments help inspire us to dig deeper into food safety issues as we continue to expand our scope, audience, and impact on the dialogue around food in the world today.

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Bill Marler
Seattle, WA

Dan Flynn
Arvada, CO
Editor in Chief

Coral Beach
Kansas City, KS
Managing Editor

Joe Whitworth
United Kingdom
Staff Writer 

Jonan Pilet
Huntington, WV
Staff Writer

Chuck Jolley
Battle Creek, MI
Sales & Marketing Director