News Archive

  1. Salmonella concept background - Adobe Stock photo #113261538

    FDA announces new Salmonella outbreak; other investigations continue

    Mar 31, 2023

    By Coral Beach, Food Safety News

    Summary below is from Food Safety News:

    Federal officials have discovered a new outbreak of infections caused by Salmonella Infantis.

    Investigators with the Food and Drug Administration have not yet determined what food or beverage is the source of the Salmonella. A dozen people have been confirmed sick, but the FDA has not reported their ages or where they live.

  2. Summer Safety Webinar Series

    The Summer Safety Series is HERE

    Mar 27, 2023

    Join OSU Extension for their Summer Safety Series on Wednesdays from Noon to 12:30 p.m. beginning this May!

    This webinar series will take place on:

    May 3rd - Sun Safety May 10th - Water Safety May 17th - Grilling/Food Safety May 24th - Hydration/Heat Safety

    Learn tips and strategies to help keep your family safe this season. Register below:

  3. Norovirus: You do not want it

    Feb 27, 2023

    By: OSU Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences on January 26, 2023

    Norovirus: You don’t want it. Norovirus (often incorrectly referred to as the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”) is more likely to occur from November to April. During these months, individuals are often inside and within close proximity to one another, due to colder weather.

  4. How to properly store your foods in the fridge

    Feb 24, 2023

    The Food Guardian (Food Safety Human Factors Lab) at Purdue University has created this short yet informative educational video on how to properly store your foods in the fridge to keep you and your food safe! Watch to learn more about what goes where, how to safely store and stack your food, and how to prevent cross-contamination:


  5. Don’t Eat the Pseudoscience: Navigating Misinformation and Disinformation on Social Media Platforms

    Feb 22, 2023

    The Partnership for Food Safety Education is hosting a conference on "The Future Of Food Safety: Everyone Has A Seat At The Table" on March 1-3, 2023. Join Dr. Nicole Arnold of The Ohio State University Extension, on March 1st, as she hosts the pre-conference workshop on "Don’t Eat the Pseudoscience: Navigating Misinformation and Disinformation on Social Media Platforms'! Register for the workshop.

  6. How can you brighten someone's day?

    The Chemistry of Chocolate

    Feb 14, 2023

    On one of the sweetest days of the year, kindness is the sweetest thing you can share, right next to chocolate of course. Think about how you can brighten someone’s day today! And if you happen to be a chocolate lover, then this fascinating article on The Chemistry of Chocolate is the perfect match for you.

  7. Game Day Food Safety Tips from the CDC

    Feb 10, 2023

    The CDC (How to Prevent Food Poisoning | Food Safety | CDC) has compiled Game Day Food Safety Tips for tackling a game day spread! Play by these rules and keep the runs on the field. Make sure your game day favorites are memorable for all the right reasons. Follow these four tips to avoid food poisoning:

  8. Nobody likes the cold, including BACTERIA

    Feb 3, 2023

    Nobody likes the cold, including bacteria! After eating, refrigerate food quickly at a temperature of 40 °F or below to slow the growth of harmful bacteria. Learn more: #foodsafety

  9. CONTACT's Clarify The Confusing: Rarely Consumed Raw

    Jan 19, 2023

    The Produce Safety Rule outlines the minimum food safety standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption; and is a part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

    Did you know that produce that is rarely consumed raw doesn’t have to comply with the Produce Safety Rule? Such as asparagus, coffee beans, and potatoes, to name a few. Ever wonder how we know whether something is rarely consumed raw (and can protect our health by not eating it uncooked)? 

  10. Remember the Core Four this New Year!

    Jan 9, 2023

    Happy New Year! This 2023 don’t neglect the Core Four Practices when it comes to food safety. Remember the core four practices for food safety provided by Fight BAC - Partnership for Food Safety Education and reduce your risk of foodborne illness! Make cleaning, separating, cooking, and chilling your food safety resolution this year, and stick to it.