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    Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

    Aug 7, 2020

    The FDA has released a document that shares the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage:

    https://www.fda.gov/media/72124/download

    To learn more about food safety during power outages, watch the video below from the FDA:

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    Food and COVID-19

    Jul 20, 2020

    The CDC has created a new webpage, Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which provides helpful information on commonly asked questions about handling food packages; tips for safely shopping for groceries and buying meat in bulk; and tips on maintaining good nutrition even if your eating or grocery-shopping habits have changed.

  3. Food on grill: Photo by Evan Wise on Unsplash

    Summer Food Safety Tips from the CDC

    Jul 13, 2020

    The CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/) has complied food safety tips to help everyone stay safe this summer while enjoying their favorite foods:

    CDC and Foodsafety.gov: The basics of food safety How to Grill Safely: How to handle food and grilling tools, and check cooking temperatures Oysters and Vibriosis: Most illnesses from eating raw oysters occur in summer Say No to Raw Dough: Tips to stay healthy when handling homemade raw dough or batter
  4. Plate of food - Photo by Fallon Michael on Unsplash

    Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety Programs

    Jul 6, 2020

    National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, released new data documenting the impact of the COVID-19 response on important food safety programs that regulate, inspect, and license food service establishments, provide food safety education, and respond to outbreaks of food-borne illness.

    Full article can be found here: https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/covid-and-food-safety

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    CDC Announces Outbreaks

    Jun 29, 2020

    CDC Announces Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry and Cyclospora Infections in the Midwestern U.S. Linked to Bagged Salad Mix:

    https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/outbreaks/2020/

    https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-20/

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    Food safety experts explain how consumers can stay safe after recent E. Coli recall

    Jun 23, 2020

    By: Ciara Lucas

    Original link: https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/food-safety-experts-explain-how-consumers-can-stay-safe-after-recent-e-coli-recall

  7. Judit Puskas, wearing a homemade illustration of her polymer face mask. She is currently in the final stages of developing a new polymer face mask that she expects will be more effective in the fight against COVID-19. Photo: Judit Puskas.

    Ohio State Researching, Testing Polymer Face Masks to Protect Against COVID-19

    Jun 17, 2020

    By: Tracy Turner

    Original link: https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-researching-testing-polymer-face-masks-protect-against-covid-19

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—While many people are encouraged and, in some cases, mandated to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are some complaints that have become a common refrain: the mask doesn’t fit correctly, it’s uncomfortable, it’s too hot, or the mask is hard to breathe through.

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    Food Safety and COVID-19

    Apr 27, 2020

    Two NEW FDA documents were released last Friday regarding Food Safety and COVID-19:  

    What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers in Your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations Regulated by FDA

    https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/what-do-if-you-have-covid-19-confirmed-positive-or-exposed-workers-your-food-production-storage-or

    Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

    https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/use-respirators-facemasks-and-cloth-face-coverings-food-and-agriculture-sector-during-coronavirus

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    Food safety expert shares how to protect yourself

    Apr 14, 2020

    Crucial questions about how to keep food safe have been raised during the outbreak of COVID-19

    Sanja Ilic, assistant professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University, and an OSU Extension food safety state specialist shares her expertise and answers to frequent questions she has been asked.

    https://ehe.osu.edu/news/listing/food-safety-covid19/?utm_campaign=umar_faculty-staff-newsletter_fy20_oncampus%20today%2020200413&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EOACLK

  10. Vegetable dish  - Photo by Edgar Castrejon on Unsplash

    StateFoodSafety Launches Free Online Food Safety Course for Volunteers

    Apr 6, 2020

    StateFoodSafety has just released a new 22-minute FREE online training course that helps volunteers learn food safety essentials.  Covered topics include how to safely serve food to highly susceptible populations, proper food worker health and hygiene, and how to keep food safe during transportation.

    Click on the link below to start the class:

    https://www.statefoodsafety.com/CustomPortal/DisasterRelief#/

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