The Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter earlier this year has a history that’s coming out. It was Jif brand peanut butter manufactured by the J.M. Smucker Company in Lexington, KY, that was infecting peopleContinue Reading J.M. Smucker knew about Jif’s Salmonella trouble but did not report it as required by law
‘Tainted’ audiobook now available
Phyllis Entis’s new book “Tainted” is now available as an audiobook. The book is narrated by Entis herself.
The book is particularly topical as the first chapter talks about Cronobacter sakazakii, a dangerous bacterium that …
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New book ‘Tainted’ tells the real life stories behind the food safety headlines
Phyllis Entis’s new book “Tainted” shows readers that when it comes to food safety, conventional wisdom isn’t always enough. As Entis puts it, “the food preparation skills we learned from our parents and…
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Re-visiting 2018 food safety Op-Eds
Editor’s note: Since its inception a decade ago, commentary in the from of guest opinion-editorial, or Op-Ed, content has been an important part of Food Safety News. Hundreds of contributors have found a place …
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Death by a thousand cuts
Editor’s note: This opinion piece by Phyllis Entis was originally published on eFoodAlert.com and is reposted here with permission.
Donald Trump has declared war. Not on North Korea; not on ISIS or Iran. Certainly not…
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Pet Food Safety Study is Not Junk Science
It is sad to report that the credibility of our results has been attacked. And by someone who knows nothing of the two scientists who oversaw the testing for us. There were no questions asked…
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Portions of Pet Food Safety Study are the ‘Epitome of Junk Science’
On March 31, 2013, I announced that I was “moving on,” and I ended my daily posts on eFoodAlert. Since then, I have been concentrating on my creative writing projects. Nevertheless, I’ve continued to…
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Letter From The Editor: Saluting barfblog and eFoodAlert
Back in the day when I was at South Dakota State University, we had a name for our sister land grant universities to the south in Lincoln, Nebraska and Manhattan, Kansas. We called them graduate…
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Does The "No Illnesses" Language Belong in Recall Notices?
Food companies that are voluntarily recalling a product usually use the language suggested by regulatory agencies that is then distributed electronically via the federal government websites. Recalls not connected to outbreaks almost always contain a…
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Letter From The Editor: Coincidences & Routines
If you are like I am, you probably don’t believe much in coincidence.
For two years running now, Cargill Meat Solutions has announced major meat recalls for Salmonella contamination during the annual meeting of the…
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