Aug 25, 2015

Mary Callahan Wins Best IAFP Graduate Poster Award

Mary Theresa Callahan won first place for her graduate poster presentation titled "Investigating metrics proposed to prevent the harvest of leafy green crops contaminated by flood water" at the IAFP 2015 annual meeting.
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High Pressure Extends Shelf Life of Foods – IFSN Seminar

Dr. V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam professor of Food Engineering at The Ohio State University will share advances in “Shelf Life Extension of Foods with Fresh-like Quality Attributes by High Pressure.” via Adobe Connect at 11:00 a.m. (ET) on August 13, 2015. This seminar is part of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) Seminar Series. These monthly seminars aim to disseminate new knowledge; engage with partners and stakeholders; and inspire the next generation of food safety and nutrition experts.

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Recap of CFS3 at IAFP 2015 Annual Meeting

One of the premier events to which the food safety community looks forward is the annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). This includes the faculty and students from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3), who presented their research findings. This year the annual meeting was held in Portland, Oregon and CFS3 / JIFSAN faculty and students had a large presence.

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You Can Help Detect and Solve Outbreaks of Foodborne Disease

Did you know you can help disease detectives detect and solve foodborne disease outbreaks? Learn some ways you can help detect and solve foodborne disease outbreaks, and maybe help protect others from getting sick.

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Free Webinar - Introduction of JIFSAN's 2015 Annual Symposium Topic Re-tool Your Box: Communicating Food Risks in an Era of Social Media

The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) will host a free webinar on Wednesday, July 29 at 3:00PM EST to introduce its annual symposium. The symposium will center on re-tooling and modernizing the food risk communication toolbox, in an era of social media. The symposium will be held November 4-5, 2015, at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, Greenbelt, Maryland USA. Participants of this webinar will be given a $75.00 discount on the $225.00 symposium fee.

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Upcoming Course: USDA Microbiological Methods for Meat & Poultry

JIFSAN's International Food Safety Training Laboratory (IFSTL) is offering a course on "USDA Microbiological Methods for Meat & Poultry" September 14-15, 2015. Click to learn more and to register.

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Homemade Ice Cream – How to Make Sure it is Food Safe

For many families homemade ice cream is a treat they look forward to in summer. But each year that same treat causes many cases of Salmonella. The ingredient responsible? Usually raw or undercooked eggs.

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Older Adults and Food Safety

Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning, is unpleasant and potentially serious for anyone but it‘s especially dangerous for people over 65. Although people of every age can get food poisoning, older adults are more at risk, more likely to have a lengthy illness, undergo hospitalization, or even die. Read to learn about food safety precautions for older adults.

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What to Do If You Think You’ve Purchased a Recalled Food

Food Recall! You hear about the latest recall on the news, and you realize that it’s a product you have in your pantry. Or maybe it’s a product that you’ve already purchased and eaten? What to do? Click to find out.

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