Editor’s note: We continue with our Food Safety News holiday tradition by publishing our fifth annual Christmas Day “nice” list, calling out a few folks we think are worthy of some positive mention based on their contributions to food safety during the past year. This year, we separated the “naughty,” published yesterday, from today’s “nice.”

Editor’s note: One of our Food Safety News Christmas traditions is to annually recognize those who have been “naughty” and those who have been “nice” – from a strictly food safety perspective, of course. This year, we’ve opted to split the lists so that we could devote all the attention that each list deserves. Check

For the third consecutive Christmas season, Food Safety News presents its annual Naughty and Nice List. Like all such lists, this one exists to help Santa decide what everybody should get.

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Anyone who’s been naughty about food safety deserves something far worse in their stocking than a lump of coal. The nice should fare better, …

For the third consecutive Christmas season, Food Safety News presents its annual Naughty and Nice List. Like all such lists, this one exists to help Santa decide what everybody should get.

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Anyone who’s been naughty about food safety deserves something far worse in their stocking than a lump of coal. The nice should fare better,

Once again the year is drawing to a close and we start to think about making lists and checking them twice.  I thought I would reach out to our nearly 10,000 subscribers and ask that you share your thoughts.  

Who should be on the naughty and nice lists related to food safety in 2011?  …

It’s Christmas and time for Food Safety News to present its second annual Nice List.  

For the nice, being on our Nice List is as good as it gets, although those named should not expect anything more (from us) than this:

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Merry Christmas from all of us at Food Safety News!

(If you …

It’s Christmas Eve and time for Food Safety News to present its second annual Naughty List.  By publishing this list on the day before Christmas, those named will know they should not expect anything special (from us) on the big day. 

Tomorrow we’ll publish the second half of this exercise with our annual Nice List.…

After much thought and consideration, here is the Food Safety News Nice list for 2009:



NICE: Sen. Dick Durbin for being the driving force behind food

safety legislation in the Senate and the HELP Committee for passing S.

510 out of committee with bipartisan support. (See “Senate Schedules Markup of S. 510,” …

After much thought and consideration, here is the Food Safety News Naughty list for 2009:



NAUGHTY:  Stewart Parnell, President of Peanut Corporation of America, for asking for nearly $1 million from his bankrupt business for his own criminal defense fund after shipping peanuts his own tests showed were contaminated with Salmonella that sickened over …