As I hit 62 a few days ago, there has been an increase in the number of people asking me the “retirement” question.  After 31 years – 26 doing what I do now – I get the question.  But, when I wake up to emails like this, why would I ever think about retiring:

Just

The CDC warns:

Place chicken in a disposable bag before putting in your shopping cart or refrigerator to prevent raw juices from getting onto other foods.

Wash hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after handling chicken.

Do not wash raw chicken. During washing, chicken juices can spread in the kitchen

Criminal prosecutions in food cases have been quiet for the last few years.

Outbreak 2: The recent multistate investigation began on April 2, 2019, when CDC’s PulseNet identified the Salmonella Carrau outbreak. As of April 24, 2019, 117 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Carrau have been reported from 10 states – Minnesota,

Bill Marler, food safety advocate and foodborne attorney since 1993, whose Seattle law firm, Marler Clark, has been contacted by victims of the recent E. coli O103 ground meat outbreak, and recent Salmonella outbreaks linked cut fruit and ground tuna, called today on those companies responsible to pay the medical bills and lost

Campylobacter, with poultry as a major source, is still the most commonly identified foodborne illness since FoodNet tracking began in 2013. Also, the incident of Salmonella Enteritidis, the most common Salmonella subtype for which poultry and eggs are often the source, has not declined over the last 10 years. Compared with 2015-2017 levels, incidence significantly