Food Safety Expert Talks Food Poisoning With Global News

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Prof. Lawrence Goodridge

Prof. Lawrence Goodridge, with the University of Guelph’s Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, spoke with Global News Online about the most common food-borne illnesses and what foods carry them.

Goodridge, a professor in the Department of Food Science, offered the basics on such food-borne pathogens as norovirus, campylobacter, salmonella and E. coli.

He said most food-borne illness can be prevented by washing your hands, cooking foods thoroughly, and washing raw fruits and vegetables before eating them.

Goodridge holds the Leung Family Professorship in Food Safety.