TERRORISM

About those 78 alleged terrorism attacks: Earlier this week, the White House released a list of 78 terrorist attacks in response to an assertion earlier in the day by President Donald Trump that the “very dishonest press” often doesn’t report on them. Of those attacks, only 10 were on U.S. soil, and six were heavily reported. Of the other four, all received local coverage but weren’t fodder for days-long national media frenzies because no one died (nor was the terrorism connection necessarily always clear). Given what we know about ISIS’ attempts to inspire lone-wolf terrorists worldwide, however, there may indeed be an important pattern emerging—although Trump’s emphasis seemed to be more focused on criticism of the press, not the actual attack pattern. This pattern is being carefully watched and considered as real by the Intelligence Community and law enforcement. During an appearance at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, President Trump sought to make the case for the need to be vigilant at a time when legal action looms over his now-likely temporarily frozen ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Trump cited a series of attacks in the United States and in Europe as he spoke of the dangers of “radical Islamic terrorists.” READ MORE

PROCESS SECURITY

Evanger’s is no stranger to FDA warnings: Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, Ill., is no stranger to FDA warnings, says Food Safety News. At least five dogs were sickened and one died after eating “Hunk of Beef” canned dog food that contained a barbiturate, Pentobarbital.  As a result, Evanger’s is recalling five lots of 12-ounce cans of “Hunk of Beef” dog food. READ MORE