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Haley Oliver, Purdue University

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Let’s face it, no one likes diarrhea and many of us aren’t willing to even admit it’s happened to us. When it does happen, we are quick to point fingers at what caused our illness. We often blame food we recalled as low quality—something that tasted or appear less than ideal. It turns out that the viruses and bacteria that cause disease rarely impact the quality of food. In this session, Dr. Haley Oliver will highlight the leading causes of foodborne disease in the US and around the world as well as the foods and conditions that can lead to disease. She will discuss the misperception that low quality food is synonymous with unsafe food, and how this is contributing to food insecurity. Further, she will compare and contrast food safety and quality systems in the US and Afghanistan where she and her colleagues are developing the first Food Technology Department in the country to improve food safety, quality, and security.

Location

STEW 206

Start Date

10-4-2016 1:00 PM

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Oct 4th, 1:00 PM

You Think You Know What Food Caused Your Diarrhea – Detangling Food Safety and Food Quality

STEW 206

Let’s face it, no one likes diarrhea and many of us aren’t willing to even admit it’s happened to us. When it does happen, we are quick to point fingers at what caused our illness. We often blame food we recalled as low quality—something that tasted or appear less than ideal. It turns out that the viruses and bacteria that cause disease rarely impact the quality of food. In this session, Dr. Haley Oliver will highlight the leading causes of foodborne disease in the US and around the world as well as the foods and conditions that can lead to disease. She will discuss the misperception that low quality food is synonymous with unsafe food, and how this is contributing to food insecurity. Further, she will compare and contrast food safety and quality systems in the US and Afghanistan where she and her colleagues are developing the first Food Technology Department in the country to improve food safety, quality, and security.