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
September is National Food Safety Education Month for 2014! You can learn more at these and other Food Safety websites.
- FoodSafetyMonth.com - 20 Tips for 20 Years of National Food Safety Month (Videos)
- FightBac.org - Home Food Safety Mythbusters
- IFIC Foundation - "Kanny Kitchen: Food Safety Basics for a Hectic Life"
Update 9/19/14: FDA Seeks to Make FSMA Proposals More Flexible, Targeted
New Nut Safety Documents:
|Basic HACCP - A Food Safety System||10/20/2014|
|Advanced HACCP: Verification- Implementation- and Other Challenges||10/23/2014|
|Produce Safety: A Science-Based Framework Workshop||11/4/2014|
UC Food Blog
A disheartening new pest invades California vegetable gardens
Posted 9/19/2014 - California gardeners harvesting their summer produce may encounter a new pest – the bagrada bug. The native of Africa made its first California appearance in Los Angeles County six years ago and has been moving eastward and northward ever...
Farmers market prices compare well with the supermarket produce aisle
Posted 9/17/2014 - Many shoppers believe they can buy cheaper produce at supermarkets than at local farmers markets. A new UC Cooperative Extension study dispels that common misperception. In Placer and Nevada counties, UCCE received a CDFA Specialty Block Grant to...