Editor’s note: This column and profiles of the 16 food safety champions (four not pictured above) was originally published by Quality Assurance magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. To read profiles of the individual food safety professionals referenced in the column, please click here.

By Steven Mandernach, executive
Continue Reading 30 years of food safety standouts

When revolutionary epidemiologist William Keene started working for the Oregon Public Health Division in 1990, he also started collecting packaging from recalled products, restaurant menus, and other elements from his outbreak investigations and displaying them in his office. “These exhibits commemorate why we do these investigations and the kind of
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Epidemiologist Bill Keene was posthumously awarded the 2014 NSF Food Safety Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday at the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD. Keene was a senior epidemiologist for the Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) whose work involved breakthroughs on investigations into major foodborne illness outbreaks, including the
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A complaint lodged by Del Monte Fresh Produce against an Oregon Public Health epidemiologist has been dismissed by the state’s Government Ethics Commission.

The Oregonian’s Lynne Terry reported Monday that the commission considers allegations of misuse of public office for personal gain, so the produce company’s criticism of senior epidemiologist

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