» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 17 | Friday, January 25, 2013

Tennessee Wins Federal Grant for Food Safety Center

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee is one of five states to receive a federal grant to establish an Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.

The center will be located at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and operated in cooperation with the state Health Department.

According to the department, the new center will allow Tennessee to improve food safety and its response to outbreaks of foodborne illness.

The effort is funded by a $200,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said in a statement that the award recognizes the good work the state is doing to protect public health. That includes outbreak investigations and more than 70,000 annual inspections of food service facilities.

Each year, roughly 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses and 3,000 die.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 89 11,854
MORTGAGES 91 150 15,500
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 17 42 3,065
BUILDING PERMITS 384 384 28,610
BANKRUPTCIES 62 128 11,435
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 50 4,205
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 112 253 17,437
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 43 3,607

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.