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CE Specialist Position Announcement
The UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology, internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) at the Assistant rank in the field of food safety.
Research and Extension faculty at UC Davis, Drs. 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.
Newly Added to Website - June 2015
New - March 2015
Listeria monocytogenes Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Corrective Actions in At-risk Foods - July 7, 2014 (GMA) (PDF 384 KB)
Assessment of General RPC Cleanliness As Delivered for Use in Packing and Distribution of Fresh Produce - Final Report (Trevor Suslow, UC Davis, Oct. 2014) (PDF 724 KB)
New - February 2015
New - January 2015
- A comprehensive list of references pertaining to microbial safety of nuts and sesame seed
Publications on the Microbial Safety of Nuts and Sesame Seeds (updated 1-12-15) (PDF 194 KB)
Outbreaks, Recalls, Surveys, Survival, and Inactivation
- Outbreaks from Tree Nuts, Peanuts, and Sesame Seeds (updated 1-12-15) (PDF 79 KB)
- US Recalls of Nuts (updated 6-5-15) (PDF 171 KB)
- Surveys for Foodborne Pathogens on Nuts (updated 1-26-15) (PDF 108 KB)
- Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Nuts (updated 1-26-15) (PDF 82 KB)
- Inactivation of Microorganisms in Nuts and Nut Pastes: Table and References (added 2-18-15) (PDF 94 KB)
UC Food Blog
It's time to get serious about food waste
Posted 10/1/2015 - Here's my take on food waste. It goes back in part to lessons I've learned from studying World War I, when the American government set food conservation goals (along with goals for local food production via Liberty - later Victory - Gardens). I'm a big...
Fostering changes one #healthyselfie at a time
Posted 9/29/2015 - A group of participants in the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education program will graduate next week ready to use the knowledge and skills they have acquired to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Let's find out what healthy changes...