Well, I am clearly back on my pre-COVID travel schedule.

Last week I was in Ontario speaking at the Ontario Food Protection Association.  This week I had the pleasure to speak at the TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard.  Next week I will keynote at the Western Food Safety Summit Conference in Salinas.  Then it is

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collecting different types of data to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections.

A specific food item has not yet been identified as the source of this outbreak.

Sick people’s samples were collected from July 3, 2018

Or, I will send you this t-shirt.

For Babies sake, make

Cronobacter sakazakii reportable

The Abbott infant formula recall could have been prevented. The FDA had reports of safety failures months before the contaminated formula sickened babies and caused two deaths. 

Here is what the head of the FDA said in testimony to congress months

According to press reports of a recent FDA inspection, Global Pharma, the maker of eye drops linked to a deadly outbreak of drug-resistant infections in the US had a slew of manufacturing violations—from brown slime on filling equipment to a lack of basic measures and systems to ensure sterility—according to an inspection report released by

This is frightening.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacteria that’s commonly found in the environment, for example in soil and water. It can be spread to people in health care settings through contaminated surfaces, hands, and equipment. It can cause serious infections in certain people. 

As of March 14, 2023, CDC, in partnership with state and

I must admit, I seldom borrow anything from the former President or the First Lady, but this seemed to fit all too well.

Late in 2022 the public learned that infants may have been sickened, and possibly died, due to the consumption of Cronobacter tainted infant formula.  The possible outbreak and the FDA investigation that followed