Food Safety Expert Talks Food Poisoning With Global News


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.