Mystery Listeria: As of February 14, 2023, a total of 11 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from 10 states – Arkansas, California, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Washington. Sick people’s samples were collected from July 3, 2018, to January 31, 2023.

Sick people


Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Shigellosis associated with Tamarind Tree Restaurant in Seattle. Symptoms reported include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, fever, chills, and vomiting.


As of February 8, 2023, 32 people reported becoming ill after eating food from the Tamarind Tree Restaurant. These 32 people ate at this restaurant January 14 –

The key points of this warning letter are in BOLD below:


Dear Mr. Smucker:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Food Safety Branch (CHFS-FSB) jointly inspected your manufacturing facility located at 767 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40505-3728 from May 19, 2022, through

Kerry Inc. Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $19.228 Million in Connection with Insanitary Plant Conditions Linked to 2018 Salmonella Poisoning Outbreak

I need to update my slide deck:

Food and ingredient manufacturing company Kerry Inc. pleaded guilty today to a charge that it manufactured breakfast cereal under insanitary conditions at a facility in Gridley

Look what’s in the Federal Register –

Not sure why this is not in a press release – but as my friends “down under”say: “Good on ya mate.”


Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.




The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that on February 1, 2023, the Agency

Statement of Jerold Mande, CEO, Nourish Science

FDA Proposed Redesign of Human Foods Program

I congratulate Dr. Califf and FDA for making a serious effort to address FDA’s many food failings. Unfortunately, they failed to use this hard work to produce a plan that solves the fundamental problems.

The #1 problem is inadequate resources including

Tomorrow is the long-anticipated day that Dr. Califf is set to announce his intentions on how or if to implement the recommendations of the Reagan-Udall Foundation panel’s review of the FDA’s human foods program.

On behalf of the 48,000,000 Americans sickened by a foodborne illness yearly in the U.S. and the millions who die of

Dr.  Califf, I have deep admiration for your past and ongoing public service.  The hard work of trying to protect the food and drug supply in the United States is a difficult and at times thankless task.  The fact that you have taken this responsibility on more than once speaks volumes to your character.

Your decision post the