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  1. GIVING TUESDAY and CFI's 2022 Giving Campaign

    Nov 29, 2022

    Giving Tuesday is here! Giving Tuesday is "a global generosity movement to unleash the power of people to transform their communities and the world” ( Be a part of the movement and consider contributing to CFI’s fight towards achieving food safety advancements and reform by making a gift donation or joining the CFI Food Safety Consortium today! The Gift Of Giving is just beginning.

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  2. FDSCTE 7727 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Food Safety; Current Topics in Food Safety (11/29) Guest Speakers: Cortney Price and Leon Reuss

    Nov 28, 2022

    The guest speakers for this Tuesday's final FDSCTE 7727 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Food SafetyCurrent Topics in Food Safety lecture, are colleagues Cortney Price and Leon Reuss! Cortney Price, MSc, is the Lead for Behavioural Science at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). Leon Reuss, MSc, is a FAO Behavioural Science Specialist supporting the efforts of the Office of Innovation to engage colleagues and partners in exposure to behavioural science as a key innovation approach.

    Faculty and staff interested in attending this week's guest lecture on "Behavior change for food safety: Are we tackling the right barriers?" can contact us at Be sure to follow CFI for more details on next semester's guest speakers and topics! And grad students who may be interested in attending similar guest lectures in the near future, it is never too late to enroll in this equally rewarding and informative course.

  3. CFI Annual Buckeye Funder Campaign

    Nov 28, 2022

    The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention's Annual Buckeye Funder Campaign of 2022 is now LIVE! Every year we launch a campaign in honor of Kevin Kowalcyk, the son of Barbara Kowalcyk and grandson of Patricia Buck. He should be celebrating his 24th birthday on December 10th of this year but due to his passing in 2001 from a foodborne illness, at the age of 2½, he will not be. 

    Our campaign goal is set at $5,000 this year and all the dollars we raise will go to this cause! Tomorrow, November 29th is Giving Tuesday, consider contributing on this Global Day of Giving, to kick-off the giving season.

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Featured Blog

By: Tracy Turner

Photo: Getty Images

I’m buying a frozen turkey this week to serve for Thanksgiving this year. What’s the best way to thaw it?

With the traditional holiday just days away, if you’ve purchased a frozen turkey, the time to think about how to defrost it is now. Depending on how large your frozen bird is, it could take up to six days to safely defrost it in a refrigerator.

There are three safe ways to thaw a frozen turkey: in the refrigerator, in a container of cold water, or in a microwave.