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  1. 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.

  2. Coronavirus photo by CDC on Unsplash.com

    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

  3. Grocery Store Produce - photo by nrd on unsplash.com

    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

  4. 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#/

  5. Coronavirus photo by CDC on Unsplash.com

    COVID-19 and Food Safety

    Mar 30, 2020

    NC State University Extension has put together some wonderful resources about COVID-19 and food safety.   These resources are based on information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). More information about COVID-19 is available at the NC State Extension website.

  6. salad with tomatoes

    Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Mar 18, 2020

    https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/food-safety-and-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

  7.  Ingredients

    As coronavirus spreads, the people who prepare your food probably don’t have paid sick leave

    Mar 9, 2020

    By Kimberly Kindy 

    The Washington Post

  8. Food Safety Word Map

    New Ohio State food safety center to hold inaugural event Nov. 14

    Oct 25, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) at The Ohio State University will hold its inaugural event, “Translating Science Into Policy and Practice: What are the food safety priorities?” on Nov. 14 from 1–6:30 p.m. at the Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive, on the Columbus campus. 

    The event will include a food safety panel discussion featuring:

  9. 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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