Nov 30, 2018
I’m confused about the recent reports regarding leafy greens such as romaine lettuce. How is it that leafy greens can cause a foodborne illness?
Well, it is not the leafy greens themselves making people sick, but rather that they are the suspected source of pathogenic E. coli that has sickened some 58 people in Canada.
Oct 19, 2018
How do I know when an item of food is spoiled?
That really depends on the food item in question.
Food spoilage refers to a decrease in quality beyond what is acceptable to consumers, said Abby Snyder, an assistant professor and food safety field specialist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES).
Sep 28, 2018
Does chicken have to be cooked to one uniform temperature, or can it be eaten like steak — rare, medium rare, medium or well done?
Great question, considering that American consumers eat more chicken than any other meat, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep 7, 2018
What’s the difference between meat, “clean meat” and plant-based “meat?” It’s all getting a bit confusing.
Jul 23, 2018
We are currently looking to fill a faculty lecturer position within our department. Please consider becoming part of a great team here at The Ohio State University.
Open position: Faculty Lecturer
UPDATE (11-6-2018) This position is no longer open
Jun 15, 2018
I just heard a report that a brand of pre-cut melons was tied to a salmonella outbreak recently. How is that possible?
You are right: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week warned about a multistate outbreak of salmonella associated with some pre-cut melons produced by a food distributor based in Indianapolis.
Mar 13, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Congratulations to the recipients of 2018 Alumni Awards from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.
“Each of our award recipients has increased the value and reputation of CFAES. Because of them, all of us within our community benefit,” CFAES Dean and Vice President for Agricultural Administration Cathann A. Kress told 180 alumni, relatives, faculty, staff and friends during an awards luncheon on March 3.
In all, 13 individuals received awards during the annual event:
Feb 16, 2018
There seems to be a lot of information on food safety issues online. But I’m wondering, is there somewhere or someone I can call for help when I have questions about food safety?
You can call 1-800-752-2751 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and a food safety expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University will likely have the answers to your food safety questions.
Feb 9, 2018
With all the recent media reports of foodborne illness caused by eating at some restaurants, how can I know if the place I take my sweetie this year for Valentine’s Day won’t make us sick later?
With nearly 30 percent of consumers planning to dine out on Valentine’s Day this year, according to the National Restaurant Association, it’s good to know that health officials inspect these places to make sure they prepare food safely.
Feb 2, 2018
We are currently looking to fill two positions within our department. Please consider becoming part of a great team here at The Ohio State University.
Carl E. Haas Endowed Chair in Food Industries
Faculty Director for Food for Health Metabolomics