Friday Randomness

I am currently writing a research grant (due next Wednesday) which my future university home needs by Monday, so I've been a bit swamped. But for your consolation and/or reading pleasure, I suggest the following re-reads: “Best By”, “Sell By”, “Use By”… Is my expired food safe to eat or not?   Raw milk–healthier or just … Continue reading Friday Randomness

Compost That Manure! & Maybe Feeding Food Animals Antibiotics is Ok After All…

I apologize for missing a couple of posts. Conferences just get busier when you go from grad student to new professor trying to meet everyone and identify potential future students as well as catch up with old friends. Maybe using antibiotics in agriculture is ok after all... (Tuesday) One proposed source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has … Continue reading Compost That Manure! & Maybe Feeding Food Animals Antibiotics is Ok After All…

When Cooking Doesn’t Kill (Super heat-resistant E. coli)

Today was Day 2 of the conference, but really Day 1 of the presentations and such. I presented a poster on my research on outbreak-associated Salmonella, which largely involved standing around bored for twenty minutes, then talking to someone for five, then having three people at once, then being bored for ten minutes, and repeat. But I had a … Continue reading When Cooking Doesn’t Kill (Super heat-resistant E. coli)

Opening Day

IAFP 2018, Salt Lake City Not much new here on the food safety front. I attended two professional development group (PDG) sessions--Dairy Quality and Safety and Developing Future Food Safety Professionals. We (in DFFSP) are trying to put together a session on food safety communication, which I will assist with. I may have said more … Continue reading Opening Day

IAFP 2018: Special Blog Run Announcement

This week was July 4th and also my first week of teaching, which I'm using as an excuse to not write a post this week (also I'm quite tired from early mornings and last night's post-10 pm Seattle fireworks). However, I will make it up to you-- Next week, I'm attending the big national/international conference … Continue reading IAFP 2018: Special Blog Run Announcement