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Food Systems Approaches to Food Safety

Training students to detect, solve and ultimately prevent outbreaks of food-borne illness throughout the farm-to-table continuum.

Each year, 48 million people become sick from a food-borne illness in the United States and 3,000 of these people die from their food-borne infections. In this project, students partner with a state agency and a nonprofit organization to improve the detection and prevention of food-borne illnesses throughout New York state. A new course, Food Systems Approaches to Food Safety, trains students to identify and address food safety concerns throughout the farm-to-table continuum. The students help alleviate a state shortage of professionals trained to interview patients infected by contaminated food. They also collaborate with the state health department on investigating outbreaks of food-borne illnesses and work with the New York State Association for Food Protection to develop educational materials to teach food processors how to detect and prevent the problem.

Grant type: Development

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