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Study Finds Lack of Food Safety Education for Older Adults

Older adults–along with pregnant women, young children and immune-compromised individuals–face a higher risk of severe illness from foodborne pathogens than the rest of the population. However, a new study suggests that the elderly and their caregivers may not be getting the food safety education they need to implement safe cooking and eating practices. Researchers at… Continue Reading

USDA, EPA Launch Tool to Better Assess Pathogen Risk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that they have jointly developed a new tool to help “improve the quality of data collected and used to protect consumers from pathogen-related risks in food and water.” The Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) Guideline will help… Continue Reading

Researchers to Look at 8 Harmful E. Coli Strains

A $25 million grant has been awarded to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to study how to reduce the risk of 8 pathogenic E. coli strains that can contaminate beef and cause human illness. The five-year research project, announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not only will look at E. coli O157:H7, but also… Continue Reading