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ADVANCING FOOD RECOVERY IN K-12 SCHOOL CAFETERIAS BY REMOVING FOOD SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL BARRIERS OF SHARE TABLES

Investigators
Prescott, M. P.
Institutions
University of Illinois
Start date
2021
End date
2024
Objective
Objective 1. Conduct qualitative interviews with health inspectors to identify the perceived food safety risks that are informing restrictive share table policies.Objective 2. Conduct a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) of foodborne disease risk due to the consumption of share table food items to address stakeholder food safety concerns and identify best food-safety practices.Objective 3. Develop share table resources in collaboration with key stakeholders and use a train-the-trainer model to pilot them across approximately 60 schools in the FNS Midwest Region.Objective 4. Launch and evaluate a national dissemination of our research findings and share table resources to key stakeholders via social media marketing and online professional development dissemination.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
ILLU-698-633
Accession number
1025160
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Microbiological Standards and Guidelines