food safety news, and more

The new web site is sorta ready to go.

I say sorta because it’s a work in progress that can be continuously updated and improved. The beta-version, warts and all, is now available.

The fastest way to receive food safety news is to subscribe to If something’s happening, we try to blog it, rapidly, and with analysis. barfblog can also be followed on twitter. is continuously updated throughout the day and night and other times. When sufficient news exists, I will send out a summary, much like the current FSnet listserv. You can subscribe to receive this daily (or more) summary on the front of, and can choose between html (pretty pictures and hyperlinks) or text-only formats. Or you can visit the website and see how it changes throughout the day.

If you only want to receive specific news, use RSS feeds.

RSS (Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.

If you only want stories about animal welfare, or norovirus, go to and click on that section. Then click on the RSS symbol, and add to your reader. If you want to receive everything, click on the RSS feed on the homepage for

I will continue to send out news via the FSnet listserv for the immediate future while you all decide what news you want and how best to receive such news. The old site,, will remain alive as a repository and archives will be archived there, but otherwise will not be updated.