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  1. World Food Safety Day is Tomorrow!

    Jun 6, 2023

    Is it a good idea to wash bagged greens for extra safety? In honor of World Food Safety Day tomorrow (June 7th), we would like to take this opportunity to help set the record straight on washing bagged greens....

  2. Food Safety Consortium - Call for Abstracts

    Jun 6, 2023

    Food Safety Tech will be hosting the Food Safety Consortium October 16-18, 2023, in Parsippany, New Jersey. This year’s conference will include a new Food Safety Hazards Track and co-location with the Cannabis Quality Conference. 

    Abstract submissions are currently being accepted (despite the May 15 deadline on the page). OSU faculty and students are invited to submit a poster abstract through the following portal:

    For questions, please reach out to Inga Hanson.

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    Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus Infections Linked to Frozen Organic Strawberries

    May 16, 2023

    Hepatitis A is a very contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), resulting in an inflammation of the liver.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state public health and regulatory officials such as the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are "investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A transmission linked to frozen organic strawberries imported from certain farms located in Baja California, Mexico, by a common supplier" (CDC, 2023).

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Conference for Food Protection

Protecting the innovation factor in resolving persistent food safety challenges

The 2023 biennial Conference for Food Protection (CFP) is FDA’s opportunity for collaboration with industry, regulatory, academia, consumer, and professional organizations. The resultant synergies drive updates in the Model Food Code. Their next meeting will be held in Houston Texas, April 24-28th.

They will be addressing over 100 issues, divided into three Councils. One of those issues has been submitted by the Center for Foodborne Illness Research Research and Prevention | Handwashing For Life, Issue III: Request for the re-creation of the Hand Hygiene committee.

Jim MannJim Mann

Handwashing For Life Founder and Research Correspondent