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The Food Safety Experience With The PAST Foundation

In November of 2019, CFI was invited to set up a table and interactive experience at a fundraising event for the PAST (Partnering Anthropology with Science and Technology) Foundation. Three of CFI’s graduate students, Aaron Beczkiewicz, Ariel Garsow, and Drew Barkley created a mock foodborne outbreak traceback experience for guests at the event. Guests started by trying to fill out a short questionnaire on food they had eaten the previous week and then were given a clue to add a piece to the traceback map being updated throughout the night on a corkboard. The outreach event provided several people a look into the world of food safety.

Aaron Beczkiewicz explains the activity

Attendees participate in the activity

Drew Barkley and Ariel Garsow explain the activity

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