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  1. A Message from Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk, Director of CFI

    Sep 1, 2023

    As of September 1, 2023, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) will no longer be a part of the Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University. The Director of CFI, Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk, has moved to George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. Her new email address is barbara.kowalcyk@gwu.edu

  2. The death cap (Amanita phalloides)

    The death cap (Amanita phalloides) - A Poisonous Wild Mushroom

    Aug 17, 2023

    It was recently reported that an Australian woman unknowingly served relatives a lunch of beef Wellington using dried poisonous mushrooms. The dried mushrooms are thought to be “death cap” (Amanita phalloides) mushrooms, which are deadly. The incident resulted in three deaths and one individual in critical condition. Although the investigation is still ongoing, police suspect the consumption of the “death cap” mushroom was the cause of victims’ food poisoning and eventual death.                                                                              

  3. Frozen strawberries_Adobe Stock Photo #73032385

    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).

Featured Blog

Chicken Francaise

By: Michala Krakowski

Chicken Francaise
Source: Pasquale Sciarappa (http://orsararecipes.net/chicken-francaise-recipe)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Michala KrakowskiMichala Krakowski

Graduate Student, The Ohio State University