According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Some thoughts on June 7 – World Food Safety Day


On this Thanksgiving I want to say how thankful I am for those who work to protect the food we eat.  Although for 26 years I have been primarily supportive of those who protect us, like families and good friends, sometimes a critique is appropriate.

I want to express
Continue Reading UPDATED – Publisher’s Platform: A Thanksgiving question to the FDA, CDC and state and local health authorities

As some of the readers might know, in my spare time I am the managing partner at Marler Clark in Seattle.  Our long-time Epidemiologist, Patti Waller, has moved into semi-retirement and is running for us.  Katrina Deardorff, who has been with us for a nearly two years, has decided
Continue Reading Publisher’s Platform: Marler Clark looking for Foodborne Illness Epidemiologist