Peggy Sherry, Families Extension, (515) 294-1592
Michelle Johnson, News Service, (515) 294-8986
INTERNATIONAL FOOD SAFETY NEWS ADDED TO ISU FAMILIES EXTENSION WEB SITE
AMES, Iowa -- From Oprah Winfrey's court battle with cattle producers in Texas, to an outbreak of E. coli in Canada, you'll see it in the headlines on a newly designed food safety Web site by researchers in Iowa State University's Food Safety Project.
The site now includes a searchable archive of international food safety news. The archive is the result of a partnership between ISU's Families Extension and the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Headlines and articles are supplied through FSNet, an electronic food safety news service developed at the University of Guelph.
"This new feature enables people to really see the global impact of food safety issues, " said Peggy Sherry, a research associate who designed the site. "Sometimes visitors can access information even before it hits the media."
This site is located at http://www.exnet.iastate.edu/Pages/families/fs/homepage.html Visitors to the site can access the international news by clicking on the headlines. The headlines are updated on a daily basis.
ISU's Food Safety Project is housed in Families Extension and is part of a larger food safety education initiative funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.
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