Food Experts Appear on CBC Radio Morning Shows

Two U of G experts appeared on several CBC Radio morning shows Tuesday morning to discuss grocery store shortages and the larger food system problems these shortages reveal. Prof. Mike von Massow, a food economist in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, discussed challenges facing farmers during the pandemic, such as a shortage …

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.  …