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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.

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

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The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) announced this week that it has trained 1,138 food safety regulators, exceeding its training goal of 1,000 officials for 2010.  

The institute is a non-profit organization that provides standards-based food protection training to state and local food safety officials.  The institute’s training

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) and farm, fishery and forestry leaders this week announced the “Commonwealth Quality” joint initiative, a program to promote local agriculture and help consumers more easily identify products that are produced, harvested, and responsibly processed in the Bay State.

The initiative is a collaborative
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U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, submitted testimony on the threat to the U.S. military posed by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Slaughter, who has called for limits on dispensing antibiotics to food animals, testified before the House Armed Services Committee hearing “Fighting Superbugs: DOD’s Response to Multidrug-Resistant Infections

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Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies released the workshop summary from its Forum on Microbial Threats.  The summary, entitled “Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Global Health and Novel Intervention Strategies is now available online.

In its summary, the Institute concluded, “For decades it seemed

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