Partners in Grime: Salmonella and Campylobacter, Food Safety Archvillains

  The classical Dynamic Duo, the powerful partnership linking Batman and Robin, is a force for justice in a chaotic world. In the world of food safety, though, there’s another Dynamic Duo. Unfortunately, these two have nefarious intentions – their names are Salmonella and Campylobacter. Salmonella (primarily Salmonella enterica) and Campylobacter (primarily Campylobacter jejuni) are two of the largest causes of food poisoning both in the…

Food Allergies: How to React Well to Labeling Regulations

Under the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, firms must specially label any food that contains an ingredient that contains, in some part, protein from a “major food allergen”: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans (known also as the “big eight”).1 Though there are over 160 known foods that…