www.FoodSafetyAnswers.org was developed by Iowa State University Extension to provide consumers and other Internet visitors a source of reliable and updated food safety information on the World Wide Web through a database of commonly asked food safety questions that have science-based, refereed answers. This is accomplished by coordinating the resources of organizations and entities currently providing answers to consumers’ food safety questions. The site partners with organizations and agencies nationwide that are currently providing science-based food safety information to meet three goals:
1. Create and maintain a current, refereed body of answers to commonly asked food safety questions.
2. Recruit and retain qualified experts based on areas of expertise in food safety for answering questions.
3. Link consumers directly with food safety experts via a web site.
This research project is funded by the USDA Cooperative States Research, Education, and Extension Service, Project No. 2001-51110-11358.