Foodborne illness has a significant impact on public health and consumer confidence in the U.S. The Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center was established to provide educational programs, trainings, and workshops to address the health and well-being of consumers as it relates to food safety and food protection. A partnership between New Mexico Cooperative Extension, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security, the Center is the only facility of its kind in the U.S. This article describes its role and highlights the methods used to reach residents in a largely rural state.
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Koukel, S. (2015). Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center: Creative Ideas for Promoting Food Safety and Food Protection. The Journal of Extension, 53(3), Article 24. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss3/24