Newly published research concludes that education significantly increased safe food handling among high schoolers, but also showed the students continued risky practices that can result in foodborne illnesses.

The study, from researchers at the University of Waterloo, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and the University of Guelph in Canada was published…

Laura Strawn of Virginia Tech was one of the workshop presenters at the 2017 IAFP conference in Tampa. Her research interests focus on enhanced microbial safety of produce production at both the pre- and post-harvest level.

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has announced the workshop lineup for its annual…

CHICAGO — More than 70 combined years of food safety advocacy and research by John Butts and Purnendu Vasavada was recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit today. NSF Food Safety Aware presenters and honorees at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit are (from left): presenter Shelly Feist of the Partnership for Food Safety; honorees John Butts, Judy Harrison, Gary Acuff, who accepted the award for Purnendu C. Vasavada; and presenter Lori Stephens, of NSF International. NSF Food Safety Award presenters and honorees at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit are (from left): presenter…

Oklahoma State University’s food safety education program got a $100,000 boost last week from Lopez Foods Inc. “OSU’s food safety program is a wonderful opportunity for the university, students and food industry,” chief operating officer John Lopez said in a news release from the university. OSU-food-safety-grant-check John Patrick Lopez, chief operating officer…

Fridge_406x250September is National Food Safety Education Month and this year, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration are trying to debunk some common myths about keeping food safe in the refrigerator. Use a Thermometer Feeling the cold air when you open…

Our recent article about why thermometers are important for food safety may have gotten you thinking about getting one or using the one you have more often. If so, here’s some advice on how to select and use one. If you’re in the market for a new food thermometer, there are a lot of options…

There’s a lack of food-safety education in schools that, if addressed, could help reduce the high rates of foodborne illness among children. Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans contract a foodborne illness, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Vulnerable populations, including children, seniors, pregnant and postpartum women, and those with compromised immune systems,…

Food-safety messengers need to “hit home, hit the heart and hit hard,” Dana Pitts told attendees of the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in early December. Until very recently, Pitts was associate director of communications for the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division…