SafeFood© and the New Year

A new year is full of promise and hope.

  1. Let’s hope the talk in 2010 about improving the safety of food from farm to fork comes to fruition.
  2. Let’s hope the Food Safety Modernization Act, which expanded authority for government inspections and established on farm food safety requirements (for producers meeting certain dollar volumes) is funded properly.
  3. Let’s hope folks realize people practices can make or prevent a foodborne illness outbreak – and act accordingly.
  4. Let’s hope awareness about food safety translates into actions – and good practices become a habit.

Happy New Year – and a hope your 2011 is foodborne illness free!



Catherine Hemphill Strohbehn has been a faculty member at Iowa State University in the Hospitality Management Program for 30 years. She is a State Specialist with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University. As part of her work, she conducts research, develops educational materials and provides programs to help retail foodservices use their resources effectively and ensure safe food is served. Cathy is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Certified Professional in Food Safety from the National Environmental Health Association.

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