Our group is a co-PI (Lead PI is Dr. Prescott, Link to the Prescott Lab ) on this three year research and Extension project funded by:
Our overall goal is to address the food safety and operational concerns of stakeholders that are limiting share table food recovery. We will achieve this goal with four objectives:
- Objective 1. Conduct qualitative interviews with health inspectors to identify the perceived food safety risks that are informing restrictive share table policies: Research
- 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: Research *Our group’s main contribution*
- 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: Extension.
- 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: Extension
More information can be found in the funder’s database.