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World Fact Book of Food

Principal Investigator: 
Amy Kircher
Throughout NCFPD's tenure, there have been repeated requests, requirements, and inquiries for a central reference repository that holds data on food. These requests have come from government and industry alike to support risk and vulnerability assessments as well as understanding real-time...

Social Media Constraints and Opportunities Case Studies and Industry White Paper Project

Principal Investigator: 
Michael Palenchar
Social media is the number one use on the Internet, offering an opportunity to take advantage of the power of social media to reduce the consequences of food-related events, while gaining a better understanding of the psychological and social aspects of stakeholders’ relationships to such events...

Proof-of-concept study for the development of a cell-free GPCR-based biosensor for rapid non-specific detection of chemical and biological toxic agents

Principal Investigator: 
Evangelyn Alocilja
This project is a high-risk/high-reward exploratory proof-of-concept work to evaluate the potential of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) as sensing elements in biosensor devices for rapid non-specific but highly sensitive detection (detect-to-warn) of toxicants in selected complex food matrices...

Modeling the Recall and Warning Process in the Foodborne Event: The Recall as Risk/Crisis Communication

Principal Investigator: 
Matthew Seeger
the public's exposure when an unacceptable risk has been identified. Food recalls are actions, taken voluntarily by food manufacturers or distributors after they determine independently or are informed by a government agency of the possibility of negative health concerns by consumers from...

The Risk Communication Message: A Case Study Approach

Principal Investigator: 
Paul DeVito
The vulnerability of our food sources to terrorist attack is quite high in that there exists a long farm-to-fork supply chain with many points where intentional contamination can take place. Over the last 15 months, Saint Josephs University has conducted two regional tabletop exercises involving...

Risk Communication Team Leadership and Administration: Trainer Development, Emergency Response and Stakeholder Relations

Principal Investigator: 
William Hueston
The NCFPD Risk Communications Project strives to prepare the nation to respond to large scale food system emergencies through translational research, training and emergency response preparedness. The Risk Communication Team is comprised of scholars and leading experts from 11 research institutions...


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