Journalists have long used the term “thumbsucker” to describe a piece that was usually fairly long and obvious yet still pulled together some story that was worth telling but didn’t have to be told today. “Schedule that thumbsucker from Davis to top the B section on Sunday,” I was ordered by my first managing editor.…

This week, we have some important news from the HR Department at Food Safety News. I would like to introduce Cathy Siegner and Lydia Zuraw, our newest staff members. Cathy has taken over as our chief copy editor. It’s her job to take stories filed during the day by staff and contributing writers and turn…