This coming week the Food Safety Summit will come to Chicago. I have the privilege to speak at two sessions on the 10th and 11th. Please stop by the Food Safety News booth to see if they have any of the below T-shirts still available.

Since the beginning of my “Get the F out of the FDA” project, we have sent out over 1,000 of the T-shirts. I also recently sent a box of them to the leadership at the Food and Drug Administration.

For years I have advocated for vaccinating food service workers to help prevent the spread of the Hepatitis A virus. I also recently sent boxes of them to the National Restaurant Association and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

It really is far past time to deem Salmonella an adulterant. I hope boxes of T-shirts to the National Chicken Council and Food Safety Inspection Service might encourage this significant change.

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists is the body that decides what “bugs” are reportable to health authorities. The deadly bacteria, Cronobacter, is reportable in only two states. That is flying blind. I hope the Epidemiologists enjoy the box of T-shirts I just sent.

See you in Chicago.