1. Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores named ASDA Chair

    Jun 28, 2019

    Champaign, IL – June 26, 2019 - Rafael Jiménez-Flores, the J. T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods at The Ohio State University, assumed the role of president of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) during the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting held June 23 to 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He will serve as president of the association for one year.  Dr. Jiménez-Flores served as vice president of the organization for the past year.

  2. Chow Line: Leafy Greens Suspected in Latest E. coli Food Poisoning Cases

    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.

  3. Chow Line: Newly Updated Foodkeeper App Helps Reduce Food Waste

    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).

  4. Chow Line: Internal Temperature of 165 F Needed for Chicken to Prevent Foodborne Illness

    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.

  5. Chow Line: Meat vs. ‘Meat?’

    Sep 7, 2018

    What’s the difference between meat, “clean meat” and plant-based “meat?” It’s all getting a bit confusing.

  6. Join Our Team

    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

  7. Chow Line: Pre-cut Melons Tied to Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

    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.

  8. Ohio State CFAES recognizes 13 at its Alumni Awards Banquet

    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:

  9. Chow Line: Food Safety Hotline Provides Answers to Consumers' Food Questions

    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.

  10. Chow Line: Are You Eating Out for Valentine’s Day?

    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?

    Good question!

    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.