Cyclospora, bad advice and vasectomies

After walking Sorenne to school this morning – as I do – I dropped by my local fruit and veg monger where we chatted about kids, Screen-Shot-2013-08-05-at-8.53.06-AM-230x300partners and vasectomies.

As I do.

We compared stories.

Then we got into cyclospora.

Chapman put out an infosheet, but what strikes me, and my fruit and veg monger, is the amount of terrible advice: you’re not going to wash this stuff off, and if you succeed, you’re going to cross-contaminate your food service or home kitchen (cyclospora is a parasite, not a virus, news outlets).

Food safety starts on the farm.

Investigators and regulators – take us to the farm.

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A former professor of food safety and the publisher of, Powell is passionate about food, has five daughters, and is an OK goaltender in pickup hockey. Download Doug’s CV here. Dr. Douglas Powell editor, retired professor, food safety 3/289 Annerley Rd Annerley, Queensland 4103 61478222221 I am based in Brisbane, Australia, 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time