This is a new Food Safety News feature debuting today. On Mondays, we will provide an overview of the previous week’s content and add some previews of coming attractions or potential news developments expected in the near future. In case you missed it, here are some of the top food safety stories from last week:…

(Food Safety News Executive Editor Dan Flynn is away, so Washington, D.C., reporter Lydia Zuraw is using this space to discuss some results from the recent FSN reader survey.) Last month, we opened an online survey to learn more about our readers and ask their opinions about Food Safety News so we can make…

In the spring of 2007, I was asked to testify before the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee, which was the committee tasked with modernizing our food safety system. From those hearings, which stretched from 2007 to 2009, came the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On the Senate side of the hill, work

Food Safety News is six years old this week. We are not planning on gathering around a birthday cake at some undisclosed location. I think we tend to think of it less as a birthday and more as a beginning — of our seventh year, to be exact. sixbcake_406x250What I would like to do is…

There was a lot of hand-washing going on during the Northwest Washington Fair last week in Lynden, WA. Yes, there were the usual farm exhibits, carnival rides, food booths, music, talent shows, and much more. But the 24 hand-washing stations placed around the animal barns, along with a team of specially trained “Hand-Washing Ambassadors,” underscored…

Survey-Small1-300x150We have had nearly 1,000 responses to our recent survey. However, the more we get, the better we can understand how to make Food Safety News better. We are extending the survey through next week, so please take a few minutes to give us some valuable feedback. FSN has nearly 150,000 Facebook “likes,” more than…

Survey-Small1So far, we have had nearly 500 responses to our recent survey. However, the more we get, the better we can understand how to make Food Safety News better. FSN has nearly 150,000 Facebook “likes,” more than 27,000 Twitter followers, and almost 25,000 subscribers. Please help us out by letting us know about your experience…

survey2 We want to know a little more about you so that we know how to make Food Safety News even better. FSN has nearly 150,000 Facebook “likes” and more than 27,000 Twitter followers. Do you access our content through social media? We have lots of features — from original reporting to recall notices to a…

Back in the days when Time magazine was found at every grocery store checkout line, we knew when a trend or topic was about to be history. It was when it appeared on the cover of Time magazine. That usually meant it was over. The only thing we have remaining like that is the cover…