Expert Alert: Food Safety Amid COVID-19

What is the safest way to shop for groceries during a pandemic? Is it really necessary to wash and disinfect all food items brought in from the store? U of G food microbiologist Jeffrey Farber, the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety and a professor in the Department of Food Science, believes there are many misunderstandings about the role of food in …

Globe and Mail Consults U of G Sports Business Scholar on NHL Future

What will the hockey industry look like after the COVID-19 pandemic is over? That’s the question Prof. Norm O’Reilly, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, addressed in a recent Globe and Mail article. O’Reilly, an expert in the business of sport, said the suspended NHL  season is costing the league and its partners a fortune, but that could turn around if …

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Canadian Press Speaks with Food Science Expert Food on Takeout Safety

Is it safe to eat takeout and delivery food during COVID-19 outbreak?   That’s the question Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, helped answer in an article from The Canadian Press that appeared in several publications, including Global News online. Warriner explained that the risk of contracting COVID-19 from touching food items purchased at a takeout or delivered by a restaurant is low.  …

Disease Modelling Expert Makes Further Headlines

Prof. Amy Greer, Department of Population Medicine, spoke to the National Post and Teen Vogue about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Greer told the National Post that the models that she has been developing with colleagues from the University of Toront suggest that “aggressive social distancing” for 32 weeks would slow transmission significantly and “flatten the …