Conundrum of Defining Food Safety - The Case of the Moving Zero April 18-19, 2013 Greenbelt, MD
Small and medium-sized conventional and organic farms located in Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey were visited over the summer and sampled for tomatoes, irrigation water, compost and soil. The samples were analyzed for foodborne pathogens and indicator organisms. The study is ongoing and spinach and lettuce samples are currently being collected and tested. The team consisted of research and extension faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students. The project is providing excellent opportunities for undergraduate research experience, and the work was presented at the AGNR Open House on October 6th.
April 18th-19th 2013
"How Safe is Your Salad?" I-Series course in food safety instructed by Dr. Shirley Micallef. The course will delve into prevention of contamination, mitigating contamination risks, the appearance of new pathogens, emerging infections, economic impacts, the role of government and food safety and security concerns in developing countries.
March 29th Robert Buchanan and Clare Narrod were part of the IOM committee briefing of an IOM study “Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad” that was commissioned by FDA for FDA Centers directors at White Oak. Both were members of the committee that wrote the reports which was released on April 4th at the National Press Club.
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Links & Resources
- Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
- College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Food and Drug Administration
- United States Department of Agriculture
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- World Health Organization
- FAO/WHO Food Standards - CODEX Alimentarius
- Food Safety Cooperation Forum Partnership Training Institute Network
- USDA Food Safety Research Information Office