New food safety center, part of CFAES, to hold kickoff event Nov. 14

Ohio State’s new Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI), which is housed within CFAES and is directed by Barbara Kowalcyk of the Department of Food Science and Technology, will hold an inaugural event called “Translating Science Into Policy and Practice: What Are the Food Safety Priorities?” from 1–6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive, on the Columbus campus. 

The event will include a food safety panel discussion featuring Mindy Brashears, PhD, deputy under secretary for food safety, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; David Goldman, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, Office of Food Policy and Response, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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