K-State Research and Extension News
August 09, 2012
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New Guides Free, Make Food Safety Easy


MANHATTAN, Kan. – A new food safety series is intended to help at-risk populations reduce risks from foodborne illness.

According to Karen Blakeslee, a K-State Research and Extension food scientist, the new publications include:

* Food Safety for Pregnant Women;


* Food Safety for Older Adults;


* Food Safety for People with Diabetes;


* Food Safety for People with Cancer;


* Food Safety for People with HIV/AIDS, and


* Food Safety for Transplant Recipients.


Each of the six 24-page publications includes food safety basics, easy-to-read charts, checklists identifying dos and don’ts, and lists of symptoms to help identify foodborne illness and know when to seek treatment, Blakeslee said.


The food safety push reflects the cooperative effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration.


The publications are free, and can be downloaded at: www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/at_risk_&_underserved_fact_sheets/index.asp .


To order the booklets for your home, office, or organization, call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (ET), or e-mail requests to fsis.outreach.usda.gov.


More information on food and food safety also is available at K-State Research and Extension offices throughout the state and online: www.rrc.ksu.edu .

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Nancy Peterson
nancyp@ksu.edu
K-State Research & Extension News

K-State Research and Extension offices throughout the state and online: www.rrc.ksu.edu