Michigan State University

STOP Foodborne Illness is now accepting applications for the Dave Theno Food Safety Fellowship, a partnership with the Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program.

“The Fellow will live and work in Chicago with Stop Foodborne Illness and complete a 12-credit Online Food Safety Certificate with Michigan State University,” according to a news release from…

Public health officials have known for some time that Guillain-Barre Syndrome could be triggered by the foodborne Campylobacter jejuni, but a research team at Michigan State University only recently discovered how the pathogen commonly found in undercooked chicken leads to the paralyzing neuromuscular disorder.

Funded by the federal government’s National Institutes of Health Enterics Research…

As American consumers become increasingly concerned about the quality of their food, there’s been an enhanced focus on food safety in the academic and employment fields. Programs leading to degrees and certifications in food safety are growing, along with jobs handling quality assurance in the food industry and auditing producers for compliance with the Food…

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-money-image279317Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the recipients of its latest round of food safety research grants. The nearly $19 million awarded to 36 institutions through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, will help in understanding antimicrobial…

Last year’s German E. coli outbreak made headlines around the world in May and June as it sickened nearly 3,800 people and killed 50, distinguishing it as the single deadliest foodborne illness outbreak of all time. The outbreak was a dramatic entrance to the world stage for the microbe at the center of it all,…

According to an ongoing study, food safety concern is influencing choices consumers make at the supermarket.

The study–which is being conducted by Michigan State University (MSU) on behalf of DNV, a company that offers food safety solutions–found that consumers are highly aware of food safety issues and have “a high recognition of third party certification …