TSU Logo 

  Was It Something I Ate?  >  Welcome


Welcome to

Take Control of Food Safety


this educational program has been designed for adults age 60 and over.


Your host for this program is C-LES, an imaginary germ that has been created from five bacteria sometimes found in food. C-LES is an acronym that was created by using the shapes of some of the bacteria found in food, and the first letters from their names. These include Campylobacter, Clostridium botulinum, Listeria, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus. We hope that by applying the information included in this program you will See Less of these bacteria in your food and home.

We hope you find this website informative and enjoyable.


Please complete Letís Start with the Basics first.
The rest can be done in any order.



Please Select a Topic to Begin


Letís Start with the Basics

Better Safe than Sorry ó What Not to Eat

Store It Right

The Right Tools for the Job

Clean It! Make It Safe!

A Little Elbow Grease

What Is Hot and What Is Not

Page Revised February 2012

This program has been prepared by the research staff in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences, Tennessee State University (TSU), in collaboration with RTI International and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Funding was provided by the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture under project number   TENX-2006-02416


Tennessee State University

Sandria L. Godwin. Ph.D., R.D.

Robert E. Harrison, Ph.D.

Leslie Speller-Henderson, M.S.

Lou E. Pearson, DrPH, R.N.

Richard W. Stone, B.S.

In Collaboration With

RTI International

Sheryl C. Cates, B.A.

Katherine M. Kosa, M.S.

University of Tennessee

Ann Draughon, Ph.D.

TSU-09-0023(A)-1A-222059 - Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ms. Tiffany Baker-Cox,  Director of Equity and Compliance, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. Nashville, TN 37209, (615) 963-7435.


September 2009, Nashville, Tennessee


If you have any questions please contact:
Dr. Sandria Godwin


Copyright © 2008-2010. All Rights Reserved.