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Erin DiCaprio, Ph.D.

Email address: eldicaprio@ucdavis.edu

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Community Food Safety
UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology

Physical Address: 
Office: 2208 Robert Mondavi Institute South Building, Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530)752-6594

Mailing Address: 
UC Davis Dept. of Food Science & Technology
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

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My area of expertise is in microbial food safety, with emphasis on foodborne viruses.  My research is focused on determining the mechanisms by which fresh produce is contaminated by foodborne viruses during production and processing and which biological and environmental factors influence viral persistence in these foods.  I also have evaluated methods for detection and mitigation of viruses in fresh produce and other raw foods, with the goal of optimizing and validating these methods in order to decrease the incidence of virally associated outbreaks.

Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.

Email addressljharris@ucdavis.edu

Department Chair
Cooperative Extension Specialist in Microbial Food Safety

UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology
Physical Addresses:
Robert Mondavi Institute, Davis, CA 95616
Chair Office: 1142 RMI North Building - 1st floor
Lab Office: Room 3212 RMI South Building- 3rd floor
Lab - 3221 South Building

Mailing Address:
UC Davis Dept. of Food Science & Technology
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
Directions to Dr. Harris's Chair Office & Lab Office (PDF 147 KB)

Co-Principal Investigator
Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS)
Physical Address: WIFSS & WCFS:
1477 Drew Ave, Suite 101, Davis, CA 95618 
Directions to the Western Center for Food Safety
and the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
main: 530-757-5700

Visiting Davis, California

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My research program is in the area of microbial food safety with a focus on the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables and nutmeats. My research team has worked to develop and validate standard methods for inoculation and recovery of pathogens from a range of produce items.  We have used these methods to evaluate the behavior of foodborne pathogens in juices, and on fruits, vegetables and nutmeats stored under a variety of conditions. The methods have also been used to evaluate various sanitizers for their efficacy in reducing microbial populations on various cut and intact produce surfaces and to validate thermal and non-thermal processes for treating nuts.

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