2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 (O157) outbreak, the crisis that changed food safety. No event has revolutionized food safety like this outbreak. It became a catalyst for new science, technology, and policy that advanced food safety for consumers.
To understand the impact of the outbreak, we must revisit the 1980s. At that time, chemical pesticides were the focus of consumer advocacy and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulatory programs. FSIS lea…
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The second in a series of three forecast articles identifies the technologies that will advance food and beverage operations in the year ahead.