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Jonan Pilet is a writer residing in Huntington, West Virginia. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in writing at Houghton College in New York. He also studied writing at the University of Oxford and received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Seattle Pacific University. Pilet has had short stories published in various journals and anthologies and his debut short story collection, "Nomad, Nomad" was released June 2021.

Food Safety News (FSN) was created in 2009 by food safety attorney Bill Marler to fill a void in public health media coverage. Since its inception, FSN has provided dedicated journalism addressing critical food safety concerns. As FSN marks its 14th anniversary, the extent of our expansion and influence encourages

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a cautionary advisory to consumers, urging them not to feed their pets specific lots of raw cat food and dog food produced by Arrow Reliance Inc.’s brand, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products. The agency’s move comes after samples from the affected lots

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TORONTO —  Last night, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) announced its award winners at its annual meeting’s Awards Banquet.

IAFP presented awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals:

Gavel Presentation to the Incoming President
Association members saw their organization’s presidential gavel change hands

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TORONTO — Shannon McGraw-Manza, a research bioengineer with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) – Soldier Center,  highlighted the army’s interest in food safety during her presentation at the 2023 annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection.

McGraw-Manza emphasized the significance of military field feeding and

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TORONTO — Laura Gieraltowski, lead of the Foodborne Outbreak Response Team at the CDC’s Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, presented a review of multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to melons grown in Indiana.

Speaking at the annual conference of the International Association

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TORONTO — Cheryl Murphy, a researcher from the Michigan State University (MSU) Center for PFAS Research, delivered a presentation on the persistent issue of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference here. 

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals known for their resistance

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TORONTO — In a presentation at IAFP’s 2023 Annual Meeting, Kali Kniel, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware Department of Animal and Food Sciences, shed light on the importance of wastewater analysis in tackling the detection challenges posed by foodborne viruses and parasites.

Throughout history, wastewater analysis has played a

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ATLANTA, GA – On Wednesday morning, food safety professionals in industry, academia, and government listened to a panel discussion on the future of produce safety at the Center for Produce Safety’s (CPS) 2023 Research Symposium. The panel, featuring attorney Bill Marler of Marler Clark LLP PS, Robert Whitaker of Whitaker

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