Food Safety for the Holiday Season

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery November 13, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

Tune in to Food Safety for the Holiday Season on Thursday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. Central for food safety guidelines to keeping your guests – and yourself – free from illness caused by improper food handling practices.

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Soohyoun “Soo” Ahn, Assistant Professor of Food Safety in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Ahn has focused her research on the development of rapid, inexpensive and simple molecular methods for simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens in foods or in the environment.

“Food safety practices are not difficult. They are effective in protecting our food from pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. Safe food handling helps reduce the risk of foodborne illness to our families and friends,” says Ahn. “There are four simple rules that will help keep your food out of the danger zone and your families and friends in good health after eating the food you’ve prepared.”

Dr. Virginia White is an Extension professional serving the state of Alabama. She will moderate the session. “Like too many others, I’ve been the victim of foodborne illness. Fortunately, I have not had to be hospitalized. Even when we get in a hurry, are distracted by too many cooks in the kitchen, or have no electricity, there are steps we can take to keep food safe to eat. Dr. Ahn will help us all be more aware of our food preparation practices – and help us change risky food prep behaviors to safe practices.”

If you want to ensure your food is safe for holiday eating, join us on the 20th for this free webinar. Click here to log-in as a guest and participate in the live event. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing. To receive notifications about the webinar and to add it to your calendar, go to Learn.

This webinar is brought to you by the Extension Disaster Education Network and its eXtension Community of Practice

Interested in other webinars on food safety? Here are two webinars presented and recorded in 2013: Food Storage Following a Disaster and Seafood Safety.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.