Photo of Zach Mallove

Zach was born and raised on Bainbridge Island, WA. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2009, Zach spent about one year at Food Safety News and left in early 2010 to work on Capitol Hill.

A Jackson-area fitness center has been linked to an E. coli outbreak.  An investigation conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services has linked at least five confirmed cases of E. coli to Class Act Family Fitness. The strain of E. coli was unspecified.

Since April 28, 14 people have reported E. coli-like…

On May 6, Freshway Foods voluntarily recalled all of its products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier due to potential E. coli O145 contamination. As of May 10, the E. coli O145 outbreak had spread to 23 states and hospitalized 12 people, including three who were treated for…

Washington Beef, a slaughterhouse in central Washington, agreed last week to pay $750,000 in civil penalties for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act between 2003 and 2009. In addition to the monetary penalty, Washington Beef will install several pieces of new waste water treatment equipment which are expected to cost the beef company up to …

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to discuss the role and performance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in ensuring food safety. The hearing was the twelfth of its kind since a nationwide E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to spinach sickened 205 and killed five.

The focus of …

Last week, Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) introduced new legislation into the House of Representatives that would fix the Clean Water Act after it was damaged by two Supreme Court rulings.

The Supreme Court rulings, which were issued in 2001 and 2006, impair the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce the Clean Water …

Before the 1993 Jack in the Box outbreak, little was known about pathogenic E. coli.  Since that time, however, E. coli has become nearly universally recognized as a deadly bacterium most commonly found in ground beef.

What many people don’t know, though, is that different strains of E. coli can be found almost everywhere …

KCTS 9, the public television station in the Seattle area, aired a short documentary last Friday on the history of food safety since the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that sickened over 600 and killed five.

The video features prominent food safety lawyer Bill Marler and several of his clients, including …

A group of retired military officers yesterday cited school lunches as a threat to America’s national security.

Mission: Readiness, as the group is called, appeared yesterday on Capitol Hill with Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack touting a report that says fatty school lunches make children so obese that future military recruitment…