Outbreaks of Salmonella and other pathogens in fresh produce are unfortunately relatively frequent occurrences. This is true, particularly with imported Mexican papaya.

Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the Centers for Disease Control have disclosed potential root cause in the latest outbreak, however, the factors that lead to contamination of produce are well known.…

When sewage rains down on a new $360,000 splash park for kids, it’s off to a very bad start. Especially when a dozen people who played in the park called local health officials to report gastrointestinal illnesses. The new waterscape in Traverse City, named to honor former Gov. William G. Milliken, a native son and…

Using sewage sludge – one of two end products from any wastewater treatment plant (the other is effluent) – as fertilizer on food crops is a hotly debated food safety issue, but only among a very small group of people.  Most likely, the majority of Americans who are even aware of the issue actually work …

Down in Texas the Trinity Aquifer in Northern Bexar County, an area just north of San Antonio, usually can be counted on to provide safe, clean water.

Fralo’s Art of Pizza, a popular Italian village restaurant set in the Texas Hill Country, counts on that aquifer to serve the restaurant from its own well in …