Doug Powell is available for media comment. See below for recent quotes and media articles.


The Desert Sun

CALIFORNIA: 8 % of Coachella Valley food businesses fail inspection

By Ricardo Cano

Triangle BizBlog

Researchers at North Carolina State University are establishing guidelines to combat food borne illnesses and other food-related crises using social media.

By Dawn Kurry

Texas A&M Center for Food Safety (CFS)

WORLD: PR before peer review – incomplete advice, damaging food safety reputation

By Douglas Powell


US: 10 foods that are most likely to kill you, or at least give you the runs

By Dina Hashem


Food safety tips for your 4th of July cookout

By M L Ward

USA Today

US: 3 things food safety experts never eat

By Liz Szabo

Hospitality Magazine

AUSTRALIA: Food safety information diners are hungry for

By Ken Burgin

USA Today

US: Food handlers cause 70% of norovirus outbreaks

By Liz Szabo

The Oregonian

WORLD: Maggots in Whole Foods meat case; food poisoning cases up in Canada: food safety roundup

By Lynne Terry

The Voice of Russia

US: Food terrorism poses eminent danger to US – agroterrorism experts

By Sara Neary

Texas A&M Center for Food Safety

Supermarket madness: shopping for food safety

By Douglas Powell

Texas A&M Center for Food Safety

WORLD: Food safety types – practice what you preach

By Douglas Powell

The Oregonian

U.S. at risk for food safety terrorist attack: food safety roundup

Powell’s Food Safety World

Supermarket Madness – Shopping for food safety

By Douglas Powell
April 16, 2014
Texas A&M Center for Food Safety

The Braiser

Is the Porn Industry ‘More Responsible’ than the Food industry?

By Tina Nguyen
April 3, 2013



Cantaloupes can be risky, depending on the skin

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

Rougher varieties can hide more bacteria and be harder to clean.

Older dads try parenting the second time around

By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY

Dads have a chance, a second chance, to alter their thinking or actions when it comes to child-rearing. In some cases, they get a do-over.

Latest warning highlights dangers of microwaving

By Josh Funk, AP Business Writer

Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it’s not done properly.

FDA to allow food producers to irradiate spinach, lettuce

By Julie Schmit, USA TODAY

The Food and Drug Administration has approved use of irradiation on spinach and lettuce to kill dangerous bacteria, but companies may have a tough time selling the idea to consumers.

100 more labs join FDA effort to test beyond tomatoes

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

In efforts to trace the source of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 800 since April, federal agencies are now collecting samples of foods typically consumed with tomatoes. The CDC deputy director would not list items being studied, saying that would be “irresponsible.”

CDC investigates possible non-tomato salmonella sources

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

Federal investigators retraced their steps Monday as suspicions mount that fresh unprocessed tomatoes aren’t necessarily causing the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds across the USA.

Banquet changes pot-pie cooking instructions

By Julie Schmit, USA TODAY

Most people know to check the Thanksgiving turkey with a thermometer to make sure it’s fully cooked and safe to eat. But a microwaveable pot pie?

Icy outdoors can preserve food during power outage

By Lisa Shumaker, Reuters

For nearly 610,000 customers in the U.S. central Plains without power, the contents of their refrigerators and freezers may not be a total loss, a food safety expert said Wednesday.


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