Dr. Anne Reid, assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, will present "When Good Foods Make You Feel Bad: Fruits and Vegetables and Vehicles for Foodborne Disease" as part of the McKillop Library's faculty lecture series.
When outbreaks hit and produce disappears from grocery store shelves, you may wonder how these disease-causing bacteria got there in the first place. The usual suspects for E. coli and Salmonella food poisonings are meat, poultry and dairy products. However, the number of outbreaks linked to fresh fruits and vegetables is steadily increasing. In this presentation, Reid will examine sources of contamination along the farm-to-fork continuum and learn why simply washing produce may not be enough to prevent disease.