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Don and Ben talk to each other and the occasional guest about food safety in the news. They also respond to listener feedback.

Food Safety Talk Don Schaffner and Ben Chapman

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

Don and Ben talk to each other and the occasional guest about food safety in the news. They also respond to listener feedback.

    Food Safety Talk 304: Hit The Groove For Me

    Food Safety Talk 304: Hit The Groove For Me

    The guys start the episode talking about their pets and get a bit into the world of productivity. Don tells Ben about watching Shogun and then they get into some feedback and talk about some of the interesting offers they get. They talk about pathogens on lettuce, how little we really know about morels and some pesticides on produce stuff. The guys then talk about a couple of listicles about food safety and other risks on cruises.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Food Safety Talk 303: Three Turntables And A Microphone

    Food Safety Talk 303: Three Turntables And A Microphone

    In this somewhat short episode the guys start talking about email addresses getting claimed away from Apple and their semi-hard outs.
    The guys go on to play a game of twelve unexpected ways you can get food poisoning (and Don lost badly). Ben and Don talk about highly pathogenic avian influenza and its impacts on the food system/food safety. The episode ends on a deep dive into followup from a Risky or Not episode and probabilities of getting sick from eating a dish made with (at least) raw chicken everyday.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Food Safety Talk 302: That's Kroc With A 'K'

    Food Safety Talk 302: That's Kroc With A 'K'

    This was a shorter one with the guys having some scheduling issues. The episode opens with Don and Ben talking about The guys go on to talk about how they are probably cleaning their water bottles incorrectly, according to the Internet. They talk about some criminal charges hitting a cheese maker who was linked to a Listeria outbreak and do a bit of a deep dive on soft cheeses The show ends with a couple of quick items on consuming a lot of Vitamin D, vegetables in Thailand and the risks of being inside of a hockey arena that's not related to eating gum off of the ice.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Food Safety Talk 301: Flockhart Foyer

    Food Safety Talk 301: Flockhart Foyer

    Ben and Don start the episode with various topics ranging from notable alumni of Rutgers and Enloe High School in Raleigh to productivity/Getting Things Done. The food safety conversation moves to lead contaminated cinnamon in applesauce and a great New York Times article that provides a case study on the outbreak. The guys then go into a new law requiring bars in North Carolina to meet the Food Code requirements if serving food. They do a bit of followup on chicken washing and the show ends with a discussion on ultra processed foods.

    Food Safety Talk 300: The Pat Venditte Rule

    Food Safety Talk 300: The Pat Venditte Rule

    Don and Ben start the show talking about some recent guest pitches they've received (and a what sounds like a fun fusion restaurant). They go on to talk about watching Astrid and Curb Your Enthusiasm and get into the food safety content by Ben plating a message he received from his grocery store. This leads to some recall communication talk. Ben masterfully gets Don to do some homework for him (and disguises it as a fun game, which it was not). The guys go on to talk about vibrio infections, the impacts of outbreaks on Chipotle and whether a toilet lid matters when it comes to the aerosolization of poop particles when flushing a toilet. They talk about agricultural education in classrooms and get into some followup on dry cleaning, .orgs and fried rice syndrome.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Food Safety Talk 299: Sweatin' To The N00bs

    Food Safety Talk 299: Sweatin' To The N00bs

    Don and Ben start the conversation with the inevitable audio issues (it's not a bit) and after a diversion to the origin of Bluetooth, the issue gets traced to Don's wiring. Ben starts the non-food safety portion talking about The Curse (and how it made him feel dumb) and then things move into food safety through Nathan For You. Ben tells Don about his new obsession with the English Premier League, and coincidentally a job doing food safety things for one of their clubs. The guys talk about things that they would or could do if they weren't in food safety. The guys go on to talk about frozen corn and Salmonella, recall creep, can and lead follow-up.

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Sammystar💥💥💥 ,

“Girl talk” between men.

And it’s great. Endearing and encouraging to hear the conversations between two food scientists and friends who genuinely do this out of the goodness of their hearts and the joy they get from chatting together (preferably online).

HeyFromBilly ,

Surprisingly not boring!

The science is good, the stories are great, and it - thankfully - teaches you how to talk about food safety with your non-food safety friends in a way that will help make sure you are still invited to parties (when we can have parties again.)

August Consumer ,

“Girl talk” between men.

What a waste of time regarding an important topic by experts.
They need to take lessons from Oprah.

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