In the Wrong Hands, Jet Dryers Do More Harm than Good

What’s grosser than gross? Turns out it may not be that guy who didn’t wash his hands after using the restroom. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology reports that jet dryers (such as the Dyson Airblade) spread more germs than warm air dryers or paper towels. Rather than being a solution that is … Continue reading “In the Wrong Hands, Jet Dryers Do More Harm than Good”

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of US Food Safety

Germs are everywhere. Keeping the dangerous ones out of our stomachs is the explicit job of manufacturer food safety testing programs. With the abundance of technology available for testing and treatment, why are we faced with multi-state outbreaks of Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria? For example, there have been four recalls of pistachios in the … Continue reading “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of US Food Safety”

Special Sauce, Pathogens, and Tabletop Sterilizers

Chipotle screwed up. Big time.  And a quality control department with two techs and a decent tabletop sterilizer could have prevented it all. Between August and December 2015, almost 500 across the U.S. people became ill from three different pathogens — E. coli, Salmonella, and norovirus — after eating at Chipotle locations. The company is getting … Continue reading “Special Sauce, Pathogens, and Tabletop Sterilizers”