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Research and Extension faculty at UC Davis, Drs. Erin DiCaprio, Linda Harris, and Trevor Suslow, welcome you to the University of California Food Safety website. Link to presentations, publications, and websites related to the production, harvest and processing of foods. The emphasis is microbial food safety but food biotechnology, food quality, and food security are also addressed.

Updated June 2018:  Food Safety After a Fire

Added June 2018:

 Seasonal Food Safety Information and Reminders:

from foodsafety.gov

Summer Food Safety Season is Here:

Added May 2018:

Added April 2018:

  • California Dept. of Agriculture Produce Safety Program (2018)
  • Food Recall Manual, version 2 (University of Florida / IFAS / Chris Thomas Communications) (PDF 850 KB)  A team of food safety experts at the University of Florida’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Department has published The Food Recall Manual (Version 2) to assist food businesses at all parts of the food chain in learning to conduct rapid and effective product recalls. Any business involved in the manufacture, processing, packing, holding, or delivery of food to humans will find this manual useful. Recommended in the PC training for FSMA, the manual is available in PDF format at no charge.
  • Trends in Food Recalls 2004-2013 (USDA, April 2018) (PDF 1.5 MB)

Added March 2018: 

Updated Jan. 2018:  Nuts and Nut Pastes

UC Food Blog

Fresno farmer Vang Thao in his moringa plantation. Fresno’s Southeast Asian farmers are on trend with new ‘superfood’
Posted 7/9/2018 - Farmer Vang Thao has been managing a successful farm south of Fresno for nearly 30 years, producing a spectacular array of vegetables – heirloom tomatoes, purple bell peppers, water spinach, bitter melon, Thai eggplant and dozens of others. Every...

Delivery truck wrapped in healthy food marketing. Photo: @slcusdfood School food: Supporting healthy kids and local food systems
Posted 6/25/2018 - School food service is a multibillion dollar industry that impacts the lives of over 30 million (mostly) low-income students. Every school day and, with increasing frequency, during summer weekdays as well, this industry provides two-thirds of students'...

Site Creation date 6/1/2009
Webmaster for site:  Zann Gates

Webmaster Email: zgates@ucdavis.edu