It’s a Christmas miracle as Don and Ben finally align schedules after snow kept Ben from his microphone and Don’s travel. After a little bit of banter on construction noises, and Canadian cocktails, the guys talk about egg nog and the effects of alcohol on Salmonella. The conversation goes to eating human flesh and brains (the guys are not fans) and mycotoxins in a fermented Chinese tea, puerh. Don and Ben chat about cleaning retail stores after recalled produce has been on display and whether Romaine lettuce is now worry-free.
Food Safety Talk episode 171 is now available here and at iTunes.
Show notes so you can follow along at home:
- O Canada – Wikipedia
- Caesar (cocktail) – Wikipedia
- If Eggnog Has Eggs in it, Why Is it Safe to Drink? NC State University
- Antimicrobial effects of wine: separating the role of polyphenols, pH, ethanol, and other wine components.
- Homemade Eggnog: Make it Safely, FoodSafety.gov
- FACT CHECK: Did President Donald Trump Overturn Farm Water Regulations, Causing an E. Coli Outbreak?
- Human Tooth Found In A Food Blender Sparks Grisly Murder Investigation
- Eating Brains: Cannibal Tribe Evolved Resistance to Fatal Disease
- Kuru (disease) – Wikipedia
- Mad Cows and Mother’s Milk: The Perils of Poor Risk Communication, Second Edition: 9780773528178: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
- Food Safety Talk 164: 99 Problems, but Power Ain’t One — Food Safety Talk
- Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER)
- Microorganisms in Foods 5 – Characteristics of Microbial Pathogens | International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
- Pu’er tea – Wikipedia
- PureH – Wikipedia
- Pure Hockey
- Amid E. coli warning, St. Pete farmers provide worry-free romaine
- Oysters suspected as jury awards couple $6.7 million in Tampa food poisoning
- Outbreaks > FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce Grown in California
- Salmonella | Saintpaul Infections Linked to Imported Cucumbers | Apr, 2013 | CDC