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Cathy Siegner is a Montana-based freelance journalist and the former managing editor of Food Safety News. She has degrees in journalism from the University of Oregon and Northwestern University.

Hundreds of audits of California leafy greens operations during the 2015-2016 season found 99.5-percent compliance with industry food safety standards, according to the latest annual report from the Sacramento-based California Leafy Greens Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA).

LGMA reported there were 470 announced and unannounced audits during last year and

Continue Reading CA leafy greens audits reveal more compliance than citations

Not too many years ago, you couldn’t walk into a supermarket and expect to buy prepared, ready-to-eat foods. Now, however, it’s common to find sushi, tacos, hot dogs and more complex dishes being served up at delis, in buffet lines, and at sit-down restaurants inside well-known grocery retailers such as 
Continue Reading In-store meals present more food safety challenges for retailers

The Hawaii State Department of Health has given the green light to Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai to reopen after they completed extensive sanitizing, disposed of potentially contaminated food items, and screened their employees for Hepatitis A. The restaurant chain planned to reopen all 10 of its Oahu
Continue Reading Sushi outlets linked to Hawaii’s Hepatitis A outbreak cleared to reopen