Oregon’s Top Food Safety Sleuth, William Keene, Dies Suddenly at 56

from oregonlive.com: William Keene, Oregon’s top food safety sleuth who was known nationwide for cracking outbreaks, died on Sunday afternoon at the age of 56. He was rushed to the hospital about two weeks ago, suffering acute pancreatitis caused by gallstones. On Sunday afternoon, he was gone. “We’re all in shock,” said Pam Keene, his youngest sister. “It’s horrible,” said Dr. David Keene, his brother. “There was a lot of work left for him to do.” … Michael Osterholm, head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, called Keene one of the “food safety heroes in the U.S.

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