Foodborne illnesses can significantly threaten family health and businesses prosperity. Improper handling of fresh produce can cause sicknesses, hospitalization or death. At-risk groups include pregnant women, children, seniors and others with low immune systems. The goal of this workshop is to enhance participants understanding on how to make informed decisons by reducing their risk of foodborne diseases.
The objective is to share research-based tools and outreach strategies for addressing food safety issues with limited resources and rual residents in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Expected outcomes will produce skilled consumers capable of modifying their behavior in reducing their risk-exposures to foodborne diseases.
|Conference||2008 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference|
|Presentation Type||90-Minute Concurrent|