These are times of stark contrast for improving food safety. In an age of unprecedented technological accomplishment, with “gee whiz” gadgets in every palm, we face invisible terrors from newly emerged infectious agents that wriggle past our safety shields.

Many of these microbes are delivered by food and water, yet our pickers, washers, filters, sprayers, wraps, conveyors, and gleaming refrigerators fail to intercept their arrival on the fork. Faced with staggering lawsuits and potential loss of…

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  1. Food Safety and Defense