Harrisburg University of Science & Technology Promotes Food Safety

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology Promotes Food Safety

Dr. Rene Massengale and her team from Harrisburg University of Science & Technology promoted food safety at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm show in January 2011.  Dr. Massengale is a food and water quality scientist.  Her research focuses on the topics of food safety and quality.

This was the Harrisburg team’s first time presenting at this very busy event; the Farm Show tends to attract over half-a-million people each year and is one of the nation’s largest indoor agriculture events.


The Harrisburg University team’s engaging and fun exhibit featured a mock kitchen with real cabinet doors and a counter top. The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s Mythbusters food safety myths were displayed on the front of the cabinet doors; the answers were revealed on the inside of the doors.  They also included the Mythbusters Quiz Game in their display.

Dr. Rene Massengale and her team from Harrisburg University of Science & Technology promoted food safety at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm show in January 2011.  Dr. Massengale is a food and water quality scientist.  Her research focuses on the topics of food safety and quality.

This was the Harrisburg team’s first time presenting at this very busy event; the Farm Show tends to attract over 500,000 people each year and is one of the nation’s largest indoor agriculture events.

The Harrisburg University team’s engaging and fun exhibit featured a mock kitchen with real cabinet doors and a counter top. The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s Mythbusters food safety myths were displayed on the front of the cabinet doors; the answers were revealed on the inside of the doors.  They also included the Mythbusters Quiz Game in their display.

In addition to the regular farm show crowd, one giant, life-size germ made an appearance to spread the word on food safety.  BAC! was there!

The Partnership for Food Safety Education welcomes Dr. Massengale’s efforts in preventing foodborne illness and wishes her well in her future endeavors in prevention. To view the Mythbusters materials, just click here (link it).

In addition to the regular farm show crowd, one giant, life-size germ made an appearance to spread the word on food safety.  BAC! was there!

The Partnership for Food Safety Education welcomes Dr. Massengale’s efforts in preventing foodborne illness and wishes her well in her future endeavors in prevention. To view the Mythbusters materials, just click here.

Comments (2)

  • Wiwin

    Wiwin

    27 June 2012 at 16:07 |
    Okay I'm convinced. Let's put it to atoicn.
  • Wiwin

    Wiwin

    27 June 2012 at 16:07 |
    Okay I'm convinced. Let's put it to atoicn.

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