Bob’s Norton’s Food & Water Defense Blog

Systems using ammonia, chlorine deserve close look

Bob Norton’s latest article in Food Safety Magazine: Food defense planning often concentrates solely on protecting food products from intentional contamination. In the evolving world of adversary and defender, however, it is also necessary to consider the systems that are Read More …

Fresh may not be best

Agencies caution against ‘fresh’ pet food: The FDA and CDC have recommended not feeding dogs and cats a raw diet, meaning meat that is not cooked to a proper temperature. However, it’s a trend that’s growing. It’s referred to as Read More …

Devastation in northern Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made catastrophic, unprecedented landfall Wednesday afternoon: This came just weeks after Tropical Cyclone Idai’s catastrophic storm surge and rainfall flooding swamped parts of central Mozambique. READ MORE Food Technology Robots might grow your next salad: Your next Read More …

Terror in Sri Lanka

At least 137 killed and hundreds hurt in eight explosions in churches and hotels. READ MORE TERRORISM The causes and forms of terrorism are many and varied.  The one common denominator is people using violence to attempt to achieve religious Read More …

Popular chocolate chip cookies recalled

Some packages of Chips Ahoy! Chewy chocolate chip cookies have been recalled nationwide due to possible contamination with an “unexpected solidified ingredient.” The company did not specify what the ingredient was, but said it received reports of “potential adverse health Read More …

Nineteen states report measles in latest outbreak

The second-greatest number of measles cases has been reported in the U.S. since it was eliminated in 2000. The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Read More …

Nielsen announces ‘disaster response’ approach to managing border crisis

Secretary to travel to Southern border to oversee emergency response: Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to the U.S.–Mexico border this week where DHS agents and officers are coping with record migration flows. The Secretary will meet Read More …

Does the ‘impossible’ burger pass Whopper of all tests?

The "impossible burger," made of plant-based "meat."

Burger King tries out meatless patty: Vegetarian burgers may finally be getting the recognition they need to go mainstream. On Monday Burger King and Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods announced the rollout of the Impossible Whopper in 59 stores in Read More …

Hacking group targets multiple U.S. and Saudi Arabian Firms

An Iran-linked cyber-espionage group known as APT33, which has been found targeting critical infrastructure, energy and military sectors in Saudi Arabia and the United States, continues targeting organizations in the two nations, Symantec reported on Wednesday. Food and agriculture are Read More …