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Michelle Greenhalgh works as a researcher at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. She began writing for Food Safety News while completing her graduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.  Her professional interests include food safety, drug policy, and informed consent regulations while her personal interests include cooking, running, and sailing. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and is a proud native of the Ocean State.

In honor of Thanksgiving here at Food Safety News we’re hosting our fourth virtual potluck (we’ve also held virtual picnics on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day).


We’ll be having turkey, of course, and for tips on how to cook a turkey, you can’t beat the Food and Drug Administration’s Keep Food

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Baugher’s Orchard and Farm of Westminster, MD on behalf of Baltimore resident Nicholas Fickel, who became ill after drinking unpasteurized apple cider contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The lawsuit was filed on Fickel’s behalf in Carroll County Circuit court by the Seattle food safety law firm Marler Clark.…

Florida citrus growers will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a good agricultural practices document that demonstrates how the industry is working to assure that the fruit they pack is safe.  

In a proactive move, the Indian River Citrus League, the Florida Citrus Packers Inc., and Lakeland-based fresh packers trade association teamed up to …

California’s annual quarantine on sport-harveted ocean mussels ended at midnight Oct. 31, the California Department of Health (CDPH) announced.

A sampling of mussels confirmed that shellfish-borne paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, as well as domoic acid, remained at safe or undetectable levels — with the exception of the northern Channel Islands region (which includes Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa …

With the 2010 hunting season under way, the Michigan Departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNRE) have issued a press release reminding hunters and retail food establishments to follow safe handling guidelines when processing wild game.

“By following safe handling and processing protocols for wild game, venison processors can help minimize the risk of …

After torrential downpour soaked their fields, some soybean farmers are being advised that they may have to destroy their crops as a food safety precaution.

At issue is a 2009 notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the effect of natural disasters on food safety.  Because flooding can cause crops to be contaminated by …

On today’s grocery shelves, it’s commonplace for produce from all over the world to be displayed side by side, regardless of the season.  It’s not unusual, in fact it’s expected, to see lettuce or tomatoes from California in New England grocery stores even as the snow begins to fall.

With produce traveling further than ever …

Barry A. Eisenberg has been named vice president of food safety services for  United Fresh Produce Association, the big Washington, D.C.-based industry association and lobbying group. 

In announcing the move, United Fresh president and CEO Tom Stenzel said, “Dr. Eisenberg’s 25-year food safety career provides him a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be …