Tag Archive | Allison Smathers

International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, July 23, 2012

Cross-Contamination Risks in Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags and Potential Risks to Patrons: A Model Applied to Leafy Greens E. coli O157:H7 Allison Smathers, Benjamin Chapman, and Trevor Phister Reusable polypropylene-grocery shopping bags have increased in popularity as a method to reduce environmental impact of plastic one-use bags. In 2010, researchers found eight percent of used-reusable […]

Inter-faith Food Shuttle volunteer training

August 10, 2011 Interfaith Food Shuttle Young Farmer Training Program  Produce and Foodborne Illness by Dr. Ben Chapman Worker Health and Hygiene by Dr. Audrey Kreske Selling Safe Food at Your Farm by Allison Smathers Postharvest Handling and Production Food Safety by Dr. Chris Gunter

IFT Poster Presentation: Evaluation of facilities and food safety practices in the North Carolina farmers market sector

Information on Poster Presentation Session Title: Quality Assurance Division Poster Session – FOOD SAFETY & DEFENSE TRACK Session Time: 6/12/2011 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM Presentation Title: Evaluation of facilities and food safety practices in the North Carolina farmers’ market sector Presentation Number: 042-01 Abstract The association between produce and ready-to-eat foods with foodborne illness prompts […]

Farmers market managers workshop food safety talk

Titled: Food Safety at the Market A presentation about the importance of safe food handling at the farmers market to protect a market’s reputation, vendors, and patrons. To download the PowerPoint, click the link below: Food Safety at the Market