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  1. New Ohio State center focuses on improving food safety, preventing foodborne illness

    Sep 11, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—At The Ohio State University, a new food safety center will provide a centralized location for food safety resources and will further establish the university as a global leader in food safety.

    The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) will bring its 13-year record of protecting public health to Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

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Ariel Garsow

The kids are back in school. That means time to make homemade playdough! But, did you know that flour – one of the ingredients in homemade playdough – can carry harmful bacteria that can make you sick? And, since young children put almost everything in their mouths, that’s risky.

Barbara Kowalcyk

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

Lyndon Johnson first spoke those words after the devastating assassination of John F. Kennedy, as Johnson sought to heal the nation, and urged the country toward “a new American greatness.”

His observation resonates deeply with me; a present-day response to a past that cannot be undone led me to co-found the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention nearly 13 years ago.