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  1. 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.

  2. Join Our Team

    Apr 16, 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

  3. 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:

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Join Our Team

    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
  7. Ohio State Researchers: Milk Date Labels Contribute to Food Waste

    Ohio State Researchers: Milk Date Labels Contribute to Food Waste

    Feb 1, 2018

    Ohio State Researchers: Milk Date Labels Contribute to Food Waste Published on February 1, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Got milk?

    If so, you may be among the majority of consumers who throw that milk out once the date on the carton or jug label has passed.

    But Ohio State University researchers say not so fast — that pasteurized milk is still good to drink past its sell-by date.

  8. Food for Healing

    Jan 22, 2018

    FINDING THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY

    When Matt Teegarden first stepped foot on Ohio State's campus in 2008, he wasn't sure where his path would lead him. But during the last 10 years, he's found connections here that have inspired him to make the world a better place.

    Teegarden, who earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at Ohio State, is working on his PhD. Here, he can combine his passions for food, science and medicine to study how the chemistry of food could help prevent disease.

  9. Chow Line: “Raw” Water Trend Can Make You Sick

    Jan 18, 2018

    I’ve heard about a new trend that involves drinking “raw water.” What is it, and is it good for me?

    In a word, no.

    “Raw” or “live” water is not treated to remove or reduce minerals, ions, particulate, or, importantly, potential pathogenic bacteria and parasites. Raw water is found in rivers and natural springs, and is being sold at premium prices by some companies, according to published reports.

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

    Jan 12, 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?

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