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Suzanne Schreck is Web Producer of Food Safety News and a contributing writer.  She served as Project Manager for Food Safety News, bringing todays’ publication through conceptualization, design, development and deployment.  She has acted as Managing Editor and currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the publication.  In addition to her role with Food Safety News, Suzanne is Communications Director for Marler C lark, the law firm that underwrites Food Safety News.

As 2012 came to a close, I decided to set what I believed to be an achievable goal for my New Year’s Resolution:  to complete one personal “challenge” each month in 2013.  For February (yes—the shortest month), I took on the “food stamp challenge,” for two reasons:

  1. To gain a better appreciation for

A few friends and I made this recipe one night when we were trying to find something to pair with a really earthy Pinotage.  Manchego cheese was a perfect finishing touch that night, but since then I’ve experimented with different toppings–sometimes using more traditional pizza toppings like pepperoni or sausage, other times filling the mushrooms…

It’s Memorial Day.  The last Monday in May is set aside in the U.S. to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces.  

But it’s also considered the unofficial start-date for picnics, neighborhood potlucks and backyard barbecues.  

We’re taking the day off and because the Food Safety News team

On behalf of everyone at Food Safety News, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the outages we experienced during the past 24 hours.  

Beginning shortly before midnight Eastern Time Monday, and continuing for several hours Tuesday, Food Safety News was not available for technical reasons. Late Monday Amazon rebooted selected …

It’s become a tradition — or at least a habit — for Food Safety News to host virtual potlucks on holidays as a way to share our favorite recipes and love of food, and also to take a little break from writing about the potential risks in what we eat.

Always, but especially at Thanksgiving,…

My cousin’s wife introduced our family to this amazing ‘salsa’ recipe a few years ago, and it’s been a hit at every BBQ I’ve been to since I started bringing it as one of my staples.  You can serve it with chips or use it as a coleslaw substitute, as a side dish with almost …

Yesterday Food Safety News was one of many victims of a failure at Amazon Web Services, or “the cloud.”  

What that means for you, our readers, is that our promise to provide timely news coverage of all food safety issues was broken.  

What are we doing to rectify the situation?

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The Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, Washington, had a booth at Seattle’s University District farmers market this weekend, but cheese was not on display at the creamery’s stand.  Instead, Anthony and Kelli Estrella were showing off current inspection records.

The World Cheese Award-winning dairy recalled a variety of cheeses after the creamery’s products tested positive…