The email in my inbox this morning enclosing a questionnaire asking about the possible link between foodborne illnesses and last weeks Food Safety Summit was tempting enough.  The dozens of emails from attendees from around the world that followed made the irony complete – a potential foodborne illness outbreak at the Food Safety Summit – too bad to let alone.  I posted the email in full and questionnaire link without thinking about the negative impact on the investigation by perhaps having people log into the survey who had not been attendees of the Food Safety Summit and thereby compromising the investigation.

For that I am truly sorry.