Amanda Chase & Amy Muise
Food Safety Clearinghouse Resources
It can be hard to find the right educational materials for the right audience. When it comes to food safety information, the Food Safety Clearinghouse is a fantastic resource for finding research-based educational tools. We are delighted that materials created by our department are now included in the clearinghouse.
The Food Safety Clearinghouse is an online collection of curated and crowd-sourced food safety resources laid out in an easily navigated format. These resources include “published rules, national curricula, fact sheets, webinars, add-on and supplemental educational materials, videos, coverage assessment tools, podcasts, posters, and calculators.” These tools have been developed by a variety of leaders in research, education, outreach, and regulatory protocols. The Clearinghouse functions to “connect food safety people, projects, and publications across the nation through a verified process so that regulators, educators, technical service providers, growers and processors can feel confident knowing that the information they find within the Clearinghouse is a trusted source of food safety related information.”
One focus of the site is on providing educational resources to support industry in following specific federal regulations: the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) as well as the Preventative Controls for Human Food Rule (PCHFR).
The Department of Innovative Media Research & Extension recently contributed resources to this site, including food safety learning games Outbreak Squad and Potluck Panic, interactive learning tools such as the Virtual Labs, CONSERVE: Water Sampling & Water Testing, animated video such as those in Don’t Wash Your Chicken, Don’t Be Gross, and Fresh & Sometimes Dirty, and curriculum packages such as Because I Care I Wash My Hands.
The Food Safety Clearinghouse site is continuously growing to include even more food safety resources. For more information about how to submit a resource or to sign up to receive a weekly email with new clearinghouse content visit: https://foodsafetyclearinghouse.org.
Written by Amanda Chase in collaboration with Amy Smith Muise