An Inside Glance at Food Recalls

In my nearly 17 years as spokesperson for The Kroger Co., I had more than my share of food recalls to deal with. Most involved products from food manufacturers or produce items, but on a few occasions, the recalls were for Kroger-brand products. Oftentimes, in managing media communications tasks on these recalls, I worked alongside […]

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Government Leaks in Pursuit of Trump

Donald Trump’s  apparent flirtation with all things Russian has put him squarely in the sights of the mainstream media, which is pursuing government leaks with almost righteous vengeance. Right now, the Trump team is under siege by a press corps that is acting like a slumbering attack dog that was suddenly kicked into action. Its […]

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FAKE NEWS AND YOU

Have we arrived at the dawn of fake news replacing reality? One would think so, given some unsettling fake news incidents over the past few weeks. Like the pizza shop in Northwest Washington, D.C. that has been assaulted by online social media posters (and one crackpot with an assault rifle) claiming that the restaurant is […]

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Tracking Foodborne Illness

For decades, one of the major challenges in managing food recalls was the time it took for researchers to establish the source of the contamination. In my time with Kroger, it was often frustrating when the company would receive a foodborne illness recall notice and begin the process of removing suspected product from store shelves […]

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