• Dairy Farm near Poesta, IA, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

NEW COURSE: CAFSP is providing a new web course for the Tennessee Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence course series. The course is titled Laboratory Investigations Related to Foodborne Outbreaks, and it covers the key components of a laboratory investigation into a foodborne outbreak.

Located at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine on the UT Institute of Agriculture campus, the Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the safety of agriculture and the food supply through the conduction of investigation and research and through the provision of high quality educational and training programs. CAFSP combines the expertise of UT faculty with other institutions across the country to address current issues related to food defense, food safety, foreign animal diseases, emergency preparedness, bioterrorism, and more. CAFSP serves as a focal point for several key national and international initiatives to protect agriculture and the food supply from terrorist threats and to promote safer food production and processing practices.


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