Center for Foodborne Illness comes to CFAES

The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) has brought its 13-year record of protecting public health to CFAES, becoming part of the college in August. Founded as a nonprofit organization in 2006, the center’s mission is to advance a more scientific, risk-based food safety system that prevents foodborne illnesses and protects public health by translating science into policy and practice, said Barbara Kowalcyk, a CFAES assistant professor of food science and technology and an internationally recognized food safety expert.

“Access to affordable, safe, and nutritious food is increasingly critical in order to sustain the world’s growing population,” said Kowalcyk, who co-founded the center and serves as its director. “The establishment of CFI at Ohio State will build on the university’s extensive, existing efforts to address this critical challenge.”

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