A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect now through Monday afternoon as rain and snow effect travel. Valley locations can expect mainly rain, but if you are traveling east to the mountains you can expect 1 - 3" of snow. Traveling on the plateau, you will see rain change to snow Monday morning around 5am, North on I-75 into SE Kentucky look for a wintry mix to snow around 7am.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is one of five states to receive a federal grant to establish an Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence.
The center will be located at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and operated in cooperation with the state Health Department.
According to the department, the new center will allow Tennessee to improve food safety and its response to outbreaks of foodborne illness.
The effort is funded by a $200,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said in a statement that the award recognizes the good work the state is doing to protect public health. That includes outbreak investigations and more than 70,000 annual inspections of food service facilities.
Each year, roughly 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses and 3,000 die.
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