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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 - November 2015

Holiday Food Safety - added October 2015

Downloadable graphic:  A Safe Holiday Feast ( (PDF 996 KB)

New for June 2015

US Recalls of Nuts (updated 6-5-15) (PDF 171 KB)

New for 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 for February 2015

Food Safety Tips for Your Edible Home Garden (English) (PDF 403 KB)

New for January 2015


Outbreaks, Recalls, Surveys, Survival, and Inactivation


UC Food Blog

Mouth-watering anticipation of holiday food is part of the science of sensory evaluation. (Photo: The science of sensory evaluation
Posted 11/25/2015 - Holidays fan the flames of our love affair with food. As soon as summer melts into fall, our thoughts leap ahead with mouth-watering anticipation to family gatherings around a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast with all the trimmings. Months before the...

A typical Thanksgiving meal has more calories than many people need in a whole day. (Photo: Satya Murthy, Flickr) Have a Happy Thanksgiving without unzipping
Posted 11/12/2015 - For many of us, Thanksgiving is truly a feast, and we are preparing our appetites for large servings of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. In fact, the majority of people consume more than 2,000 calories in their Thanksgiving meal, including appetizer,...

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