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Monday, September 30, 2019

BARFBLOG WEEKLY - 08/21/2019

Someone was inpatient: Waiter shot dead by customer who waited too long for a sandwich in France

By Doug Powell on Aug 21, 2019 01:46 am
A waiter was shot to death in a restaurant just outside Paris by an impatient customer who lost his temper for having to wait for a sandwich, bystanders said. The customer, who has not been identified, shot the waiter in the … Continue reading

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Lost luggage with roasted green chiles leads to a food safety issue

By Ben Chapman on Aug 20, 2019 01:08 pm
Don and I were part of the latest episode of Underunderstood where we chat about the food safety risks associated with roasted green chiles (that started out frozen, and ended up ‘cool to the touch’) being in lost luggage for … Continue reading

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What a difference a grade makes

By Doug Powell on Aug 19, 2019 04:44 am
When I was about 10 or 11, playing goal in AAA hockey, I used to vomit before games I knew I was starting, Gump Worsley style. There was this one time in a 3rd year cell biology class about a … Continue reading

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50 sick: Norovirus the cause of Shropshire-area hotel illness outbreak

By Doug Powell on Aug 18, 2019 06:22 am
There’s about six new Norovirus outbreaks reported every day, but I choose this one today because I have a friend who lives in Shropshire, UK. Deborah Hardiman of the Shropshire Star writes provisional tests carried out by Public Health England … Continue reading

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In Denmark food companies caught selling fake organic products escape prosecution

By Doug Powell on Aug 17, 2019 09:04 am
Bullshit. The systematic kind. Dutch News reports government and organic food label inspectors identified 68 companies which have been selling or trading products labeled as organic which broke the rules, RTL Nieuws.  In some cases the companies earned tens of … Continue reading

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When your food safety product recalls make it into pop culture

By Ben Chapman on Aug 16, 2019 08:47 am
It’s usually bad when your product make it into a barfblog post. It’s worse when you make it into a Jimmy Fallon bit.
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