Saturday, July 23, 2011


A change of topic: this is an update on the blog itself. For those who don't know - the blog carries the name of my book on food safety, published in January 2010: The Safe Food Handbook: How to Make Smart Choices about Risky Food. The book is being sold in bookstores in the U.S. and Canada and on the internet, and is now also available in the e-book version.

This blog now has 204 posts on food safety, of which 161 have been written this year (phew..I've been busy - less than 7 months). It is being read by tens of thousands of people all over the world. Whereas the initial focus was food safety issues in North America, I realized that the audience was increasingly global and so are many of the issues that affect our food.

The blog does not repeat or extract from the published book, although several general topics or themes are also in the book where they are dealt with in more depth. Many posts focus on current issues.

The most popular post of all time has been: "Foods Pregnant Women Should not Eat." Next in popularity have been several posts on the super-toxic E.coli bacteria outbreak in Europe (originating in Germany, and eventually traced to sprouts) and those on radiation in food (and water) in Japan (following the March 11 disastrous earthquake, tsunami and problems at the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant).

My audience statistics show that the blog's main readership is in the U.S., followed (in this order) by UK, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, India, Netherlands, France, Malaysia. I have also noticed good audience numbers on and off in such countries as Russia, China, Philippines, Jamaica, South Africa, New Zealand, Brazil, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain -(not a complete list).

And finally - for those of you who want to know what "TSF" stands for, here goes:

To your good health,

The Safe Foodie (TSF)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It shows that concern about the saftey of food truly is global.