Featured News - January

Food Safety Education

January 23, 2014:  Today, Food Safety News, an online food safety source for timely and in-depth reporting on food safety topics, published an article about the need to improve food safety education in community and school settings.  CFI leadership, Patricia Buck and Lee Faulconbridge, presented on this topic at the National Food Safety Education Conference, held in Washington, D.C. in December 2014.  Read article here


Read Young Children and Foodborne Illness here


Featured News - December

Mechanically Tenderized Beef


December 30, 2014:  The Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention calls for the Obama Administration to finalize rule on labeling of mechanically tenderized beef this year.


Read statement here


Featured Story - June

A Side of Foodborne Illness With That?

Common Food Safety Mistakes in Cookbooks


I love flipping through cookbooks to get ideas for dinner from the glossy pictures and the enticing descriptions of the meals I could create with the right ingredients in my pantry and fridge and a few more minutes in my day.  But, as the communications director for the food safety non-profit, CFI, for the past three years, often times reading recipes makes me cringe because of all the food safety mistakes.


Featured Story - Sept

The Ick Factor When You Eat Out. See Something? Say Something.


My family had a wonderful vacation this month in Acadia National Park.  We hiked along trails that abutted the ocean, biked the carriage roads, and took an awe-inspiring whale-watching trip. One afternoon, we stopped at the iconic Jordan Pond House, famous for popovers and lemonade.  They serve the lemonade with the simple syrup on the side, so you can make it as sweet or as tart as you like.   We had such a lovely time that we made reservations for dinner later in the week.   We should have stopped at lunch.