The most recent outbreak from Escherichia coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce spurred me to pull up an old draft, trim it and post it in an attempt to promote public health. Enjoy. 

In the Spring of 2017 while sprinkling balsamic vinegar over chopped romaine lettuce, I wondered if anyone had published on the bactericidal effect…

Food Safety Scandals Continue Despite Government Crackdown Efforts

China continues to earn scary food safety headlines. This week, police in northwest China are blaming 11 deaths and 120 illnesses on vinegar contaminated with antifreeze.

According to official Chinese media, the tainted vinegar was consumed at a Ramadan meal in Sangzhu, after a day of fasting.…