The Meat Trade News Daily misses only a couple major food safety issues (i.e. outbreaks) in yesterdays summary of ten major food stories in 2009.  In the blog post, titled "USA – Food Safety a Bloody Disgrace," MTND includes: 

1.  Stephanie Smith’s E. coli O157:H7 and HUS illness from eating a contaminated Cargill ground beef patty.  Stephanie has sued Cargill for

There are a few key elements to having a good 4th of July.  First, don’t shoot off your fireworks by hand.  Second, illegal fireworks are fun, but they’re illegal for a reason, so see #1 if you’re planning to light any M 1000’s.  Third, watch the Seattle fireworks from our offices, where you can simultaneously