UC Food Safety Home
Welcome to the University of California Food Safety website. Research and Extension faculty at UC Davis (Drs. Linda Harris and Trevor Suslow) are the hosts for this site but current information from any UC campus will be included. From here link to presentations, publications, and other websites with information related to the production, harvest, and processing of foods. The emphasis is on microbial food safety but many other subjects related to food such as biotechnology, food quality and food security are also addressed.
Newly Added to Website
July 2013 - Proposed Produce Safety Rule - To: Food Safety Modernization Act
New Nut Safety Documents:
UC Food Blog
Hail to Hilgard
Posted 3/11/2014 - UC Berkeley has Hilgard Hall. UC Davis has Hilgard Lane. UCLA has Hilgard Avenue. There's even a mineral named hilgardite. Why is the name Hilgard held in such high regard? Eugene W. Hilgard played a pivotal role in the development of California...
Protecting food crops from powdery mildew
Posted 3/4/2014 - It looks harmless enough – a light dusting like baby powder sprinkled on the leaves. But powdery mildew can attack new buds and shoots, stunt growth and distort plant development. If not controlled, the fast spreading fungus can cause billions of...