MU food safety experts to build a US-China food science curriculum
Feb 22, 2012
China has emerged as a new world power, and is producing lots of food. However, there are concerns about contaminants, and MU students are learning how to help make Chinese imports healthier and safer food for the future.
China’s increase in global food and related product exports has been as troubled as it has been dramatic. While the country’s shipments have leaped in a decade, contaminants in the goods have killed thousands of pets and sickened consumers worldwide.
A team of food scientists at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help MU students learn how to better detect and deal with contamination issues in the global food chain. The grant will also build a partnership with a leading Chinese university to disseminate food safety knowledge and analytical techniques to Chinese faculty, students and the country’s food industry to help alleviate problems at their source. More…