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FOOD SAFETY FIRST FAVORITE SITES
INQUIRY BASED LEARNING
FOODBORNE ILLNESS
HANDWASHING
MICROBIOLOGY
SAFE FOOD HANDLING
RISK ASSESSMENT & PERCEPTION
CAREERS RELATED TO FOOD SAFETY

 

FOOD SAFETY FIRST FAVORITE SITES (back to top of page)

Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
http://www.foodsafety.gov/

USDA/FDA Foodborne Illness Education Information Center
http://www.nal.usda.gov/foodborne/index.html

USDA Food Safety Education and Consumer Information
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Food_Safety_Education/index.asp

US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html

Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education
http://www.umass.edu/umext/nutrition/programs/food_safety/partnerships/index.html

US Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/

FightBAC!™ The Partnership for Food Safety Education
http://www.fightbac.org

Food Safe Schools
http://www.foodsafeschools.org/

Food Safety Training and Education Alliance
http://www.fstea.org

Food Marketing Institute
www.fmi.org

Food Chemical News
http://www.foodchemicalnews.com

Food Safety and Food Preservation
http://www.foodpres.com

Home Food Safety - It's In Your Hands
http://www.homefoodsafety.org

International Food Information Council Foundation
http://www.ific.org

INQUIRY BASED LEARNING (back to top of page)

BIOPOINT
http://www.biopoint.com/ibr/Welcome.html

The BSCS 5E Model
http://www.bscs.org/page.asp?pageid=0%7C31%7C95%7C96&id=0%7Cbscs_5es

Center for Inquiry-based Learning at Duke University
http://www.biology.duke.edu/cibl/

Inquiry Based Learning Workshop
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/index.html

The Inquiry Page
http://inquiry.uiuc.edu/

Starlogo Inquiry-based Learning Project
http://www.umcs.maine.edu/~inquiry/inquiry.html

Using the Internet to Promote Inquiry Based Learning
http://www.biopoint.com/inquiry/ibr.html

The Webquest Page at San Diego State University
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquest.html

YouthLearn - An Introduction to Inquiry Based Learning
http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/approach/inquiry.asp


FOODBORNE ILLNESS (back to top of page)

Bad Bug Book
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~mow/intro.html

Bad Bug Book for Kids
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/foodsafe/badbug/badbug.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Disease
Disease Information - Foodborne Illness
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/foodborneinfections_g.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food Safety Office
http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PulseNet
http://www.cdc.gov/pulsenet/


HANDWASHING (back to top of page)

Alcohol based hand gels (FDA/CFSAN)
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~comm/handhyg.html

Current Trends Community Outbreaks of Shigellosis -- United States
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00001700.htm

Food Safety Education - Clean
http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/f02clean.html

Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5116a1.htm

Handwashing for Life
http://www.handwashingforlife.com/

Henry the Hand
http://www.henrythehand.com

The Importance of Handwashing
http://www.microbe.org/washup/Wash_Up.asp

Kids Health for Parents - Why is handwashing so important?
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/hand_washing.html

Kids Health for Kids - Why do I need to wash my hands?
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/wash_hands.html

An Ounce of Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/op/

Soapy Solutions Experiment from the FightBAC!TM Program
http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/f02exp1.html

WashUp.org (Press Release)
http://www.washup.org/page03.htm

Why is handwashing important? (CDC Media Relations)
http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r2k0306c.htm


LABORATORY SAFETY - Microbiological Procedures
http://www.microeguide.com/safe_ml_intro_frame.htm


MICROBIOLOGY (back to top of page)

Bacteriology 303
http://www.bact.wisc.edu/Bact303/Bact303mainpage (On this site, scroll down to find The Overview of Bacteriology. It is a thorough resource.)

Cells Alive
http://www.cellsalive.com
(to focus just review the section on microbiology):
http://www.cellsalive.com/toc.htm#microbiol

E. coli O157:H7 article on PubMed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list
_uids=12929844&dopt=Abstract&itool=iconabstr

Guarding Against the Most Dangerous Emerging Pathogens
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol2no4/ewald.htm

Introduction to Bacteria
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/bacteria/bacteria.html

Medical Microbiology
http://gsbs.utmb.edu/microbook/toc.htm

The Microbe Zoo
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/

MicrobeWorld’s Microbiology — What’s is All About
http://www.microbeworld.org/htm/aboutmicro/abt_start.htm

National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Library of Medicine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

SAFE FOOD HANDLING (back to top of page)

Critical Steps Toward Safer Seafood
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fdsafe3.html

Food Safety For Your Family
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/food_safety.html

FSIS - Color of cooked ground beef as it relates to doneness
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/color_of_cooked_ground_beef/index.asp

FSIS - The Thermy Page
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/food_safety_education/thermy/index.asp

HACCP: A State-of-the-Art Approach to Food Safety
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/bghaccp.html

Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Point Principles And Application Guidelines
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~comm/nacmcfp.html

How to Size Up a Restaurant
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/fpcs/how_to_size.html

Information from your family doctor - E. coli
http://familydoctor.org/handouts/242.html

Resources for National Food Safety Education Month from the National Restaurant Association
http://www.nraef.org/nfsem/

Safe Food: It’s Your Job Too!
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/Lesson/homepage.html

What are consumer control points?
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/Lesson/L2/L2p9.html

RISK ASSESSMENT & PERCEPTION (back to top of page)

Are You At Risk for Foodborne Illness?
http://www.lifesteps.com/gm/Atoz/hl/sp/info/hfoodquiz.jsp

Center for Science in the Public Interest - Outbreak Alert (PDF 490Kb)
http://www.cspinet.org/reports/outbreak_report.pdf

Food-Related Illness and Death in the United States
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no5/mead.htm

Food Risks: Perception vs. Reality
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/risk-toc.html

Myths About Foodborne Disease
http://www.stop-usa.org/Foodborne_Illness/fbi_myths.html

Risk Perception Factors
http://www.psandman.com/articles/cma-appc.htm

Foundation for Food Irradiation Education
http://www.food-irradiation.com/


CAREERS RELATED TO FOOD SAFETY (back to top of page)

American Dietetic Association:
http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/career.html

Centers for Disease Control Global Health Odyssey
http://www.cdc.gov/gcc/exhibit/virtualtour/field2.htm

Food and Drug Administration - Careers
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/careers.html

Institute of Food Technologists:
http://www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1000410

Microbe World
http://www.microbeworld.org/

 
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