Mar 22, 2017

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Mar 21, 2017

How Well Does the U.S. Food Recall System Work?

FRI science writer Wendy Bedale shares her perspective on last year's flour recall.

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Mar 02, 2017

Students on the Cutting Edge

This article from Grow magazine features undergraduate students who pursued research projects and internships to further their knowledge and careers. FRI summer scholar Makala Bach worked on a research project sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors with the purpose of helping Wisconsin meat processors improve the safety of their processes and products.

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Feb 21, 2017

Listeria May Be Serious Miscarriage Threat Early in Pregnancy
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Listeria, a common foodborne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine studying how pathogens affect fetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy.

According to the CDC, Listeria makes about 1,600 Americans sick each year — a relatively small number, but a group heavy on newborn babies and older adults with undeveloped or weak immune systems.

“The problem with this organism is not a huge number of cases. It’s that when it is identified, it’s associated with severe outcomes,” says Charles Czuprynski, a UW-Madison professor of pathobiological sciences and director of the Food Research Institute.

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Feb 17, 2017

From Mice, Clues to Microbiome’s Influence on Metabolic Disease

The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes.

That is the primary finding of a study published Feb. 14 in the journal Cell Reports by a team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Alan Attie and Federico Rey, an affiliate faculty member of FRI.

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Feb 01, 2017

Kathy Glass Honored at Dairy Forum

FRI Associate Director Kathy Glass received the National Cheese Institute's highest honor at the Dairy Forum this week. The NCI Laureate Award is given to leaders in the cheese industry or academia who have made significant, prolonged contributions to the development and growth of the industry.

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Jan 03, 2017

Jeff Sindelar Receives NAMI Educator's Award

The North American Meat Institute has honored FRI Executive Committee Member Jeff Sindelar with the 2017 Harry L. Rudnick Educator’s Award in recognition of his role as an educator of future industry leaders and his commitment to education, training, and certification for the Wisconsin meat processing industry.

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