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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

40percentwasted Announcing California's inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week
Posted 3/5/2018 - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Nutrition Policy Institute are pleased to announce March 5 - 9, 2018, as California's inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week. During this week, a range of partners statewide, including the Governor, the...

Preparing to SNAP-Ed: It's a life changer
Posted 2/26/2018 - In January, more than 600 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) professionals across California gathered in Sacramento for the SNAP-Ed Local Implementing Agency Forum. This two-day annual gathering celebrates SNAP-Ed...

Site Creation date 6/1/2009
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