The [redacted] library has received the latest edition (April, 2017 Volume 80, №4, Pages 537–712) of the Journal of Food Protection. AS always JFP delivers the goods. The research papers cover a wide range of topics of interest to the food microbiologist and general nerd including this one featuring a delicious and hilarious pun in the title — Nuggets of Wisdom: Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreaks and the Case for New Rules on Uncooked Frozen Processed Chicken. Get it “nuggets” of wisdom. I sure did and I’m still chuckling. I don’t know the author one J. Leigh Hobbs but apparently he/she is Canadian. No wonder that was such a good pun. Back in my day you had to be semi-famous or at least sort of well-known for a journal to publish a paper with anything less than a totally serious title. Thus my third submission to AEM: Biosense and biosensibility — Evaluation of A Polystyrene Waveguide Based Evanescent Wave Biosensor in Meat and Water Samples for the Dual Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, was soundly rejected.
In any event the library is at my desk. We have a wide selection of books, close to 30! and that’s really all we have, plus JFP from January 2017 to now. That’s 4 full issues brimming over with food micro goodness. I will need to see your library card and you may “borrow” an issue for a reasonable amount of time only. I realize it is tempting to not return. Of course everyone wants to be a bigshot and show off to their friends their very own personal copy of the latest JFP. Sorry Charlie, do that with your own money. Also, I have it on good authority that the librarian is in tight with some of the head honchos over at MOTM® so if you play your cards right you never know…..
Daniel DeMarco, Ph.D.