Food safety, D.C. style; hold the pea sprouts

Sorenne got to play with Marian Nestle’s hair while waiting to go to dinner, Amy talked to some dude from Switzerland and maybe arranged a trip to one of her favorite previous countries to live in, and I apparently pissed off everyone during my talk to 600-or-so delegates at the Global Food Safety Initiative meeting in Washington today.

Food safety auditors can sometimes suck. And I said so, with suggestions on how to make things better.

Dinner was served with pea sprouts (right, color isn’t great but they’re on top of the chicken), which I scraped to the side, as did Amy, and then the two people sitting on either side of us. Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes, especially at food safety meetings.

But we had fun, and I was grateful for the invitation.