And, why does the FDA consider Salmonella an adulterant in all foods and the USDA/FSIS does not?

According to the FDA, “[p]athogenic bacteria (e.g., Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes) are considered adulterants in both human and animal food. Although many animals consuming this food may not become sick themselves, they can become carriers and expose their human family

Key Points:

  • Campylobacter and Salmonella are the leading causes of bacterial enteric infections transmitted commonly by food. Reported incidence of enteric infections was lower during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020–2021) compared with previous years.
  • During 2022, FoodNet identified higher incidences of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Yersinia, Vibrio, and Cyclospora infections compared with 2016–2018. Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella,

Tonight is the big night for the Tribeca premiere of “Poisoned” and the short red carpet walk. After the showing of the film there will be a Q and A. The movie also will be showing twice on Saturday at Tribeca.

For those who do not want to brave the smokey skies of NYC, the

Total Illnesses: 50
Hospitalizations: 3
Deaths: 2      
Last Illness Onset: April 17, 2023
States with Cases: Montana

Per request from Gallatin City-County Health Department and the Montana (DPHHS), the FDA and CDC are assisting with an investigation of illnesses at a single restaurant in Montana. The restaurant temporarily closed following the illnesses and there does

I must admit my obsession with food safety has crossed over to t-shirts.

I love the packaging:

The above will be available at this years IAFP Conference in Toronto. If you can’t wait that long, email me at

Get the F out of the FDA – is my pitch to separate out Food Safety