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Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management & Dietetics to present 33rd Annual Grace M. Shugart Lecture April 19

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007
"The Economic and Emotional Burden of Foodborne Illness"
Barbara Kowalcyk, MS
Co-Founder, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
Loveland, OH

The Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics (HRIMD) is pleased to announce the 33rd Grace M. Shugart Lecture, "The Emotional and Economic Burden of Foodborne Illness," delivered by Barbara Kowalcyk. Kowalcyk is the former board president and spokesperson for Safe Tables Our Priority (S.T.O.P.), a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to food safety. She has now co-founded the non-profit Center for the Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention. The lecture is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., April 19, 2007, in Forum Hall at the K-State Union.

Kowalcyk, of Loveland, Ohio, became involved in food safety issues following the loss of her 2½-year-old son, Kevin, to E. coli in 2001. Kowalcyk´s work as the S.T.O.P. spokesperson has included giving testimony before the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection, and the National Academy of Sciences. The congressional bill KEVIN´s Law is named in honor of Kowalcyk´s son.

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend:
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Forum Hall, K-State Union
Kansas State University

Source: Dr. Deborah Canter, Department Head, HRIMD
Prepared by: Jessica Stemmer

This article was posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, and is filed under Hospitality Management.