I have been thinking it has been some time since I dug into a Naughty or Nice list. Here is one we at Food Safety News put together (with input from readers) in 2009. Reading these brings back a lot of memories, both good and bad. Shoot me an email at bmarler@marlerclark.com with your thoughts

And, My view of 30 Years of largest and most unforgettable Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the United States

NOW A NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
From Jeff Benedict, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tiger Woods and The DynastyPoisoned chronicles the events surrounding the worst food-poisoning epidemic in US history: the deadly Jack

This sad news just popped into my inbox. Jim and I seldom saw eye to eye on most things. But he was always respectful, witty, good humored and brilliant. He will be missed.

Boca Raton, FL – We are deeply saddened to report that Jim Prevor has suddenly passed away from heart failure after being

Borrowing a bit from Dylan.

We shall see if this new move from FSIS is more aspirational or more realistic.

However, despite not have any clear time lines or regulations, things I never thought I would hear from the USDA/FSIS:

23% of foodborne Salmonella illnesses are attributable to poultry consumption.

… Considering requiring … incoming

“Bill Marler, the Seattle lawyer who represented hundreds of victims in the Jack in the Box food poisoning case in the 1990s, was outraged by the avoidable tragedy that sickened 700 and claimed the lives of four children. He courted the media to get the E. coli bacteria on the agenda of policymakers — and

Its a long flight from the “other Washington” for my 5 minutes of testimony before the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA’s Independent Expert Panel, but here it is:

In the nearly 30 years that I have been coming to Washington D.C. on food safety issues, there has always been a discussion about how best to

Arcade Snacks of Auburn, MA is recalling its 15 ounce packages of Candy Corn because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Candy Corn was distributed in Massachusetts and Connecticut at the following locations:

  • Johnson Roadside Farm

Public Meeting Registration and Online Stakeholder Portal Now Open

The Reagan-Udall Foundation has opened a Stakeholder Portal to collect perspectives and experiences with FDA’s human foods program. In addition, the Foundation announced a public meeting of its food-focused Independent Expert Panel. 

The Expert Panel wants to hear directly from stakeholders,” said Jane E. Henney, MD

new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes has been reported by the FDA, bringing the agency’s number of open investigations to 10.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that it has begun on-site inspection and sample testing, but it has not found a specific source for the Listeria. It has not initiated traceback efforts.