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Food safety professor appointed to national advisory committeeRandall Phebus, professor of food science in the animal sciences and industry department and the Food Science Institute, has been appointed to the national Committee on Agricultural and Food Microbiology, a component of the Public and Scientific Affairs Board of the American Society for Microbiology. See full story.
Congratulations to Dr. Christine Bruhn, who has been appointed to receive the Honorary Life Membership in the International Association for Food Protection. She will be recognized at the annual IAFP meeting in Portland this summer for her dedication to the ideals and service of the Association. Well done, Christine, on this high achievement!
The International Association for Food Protection recently announced Tyson Foods, Inc. as the recipient of the Black Pear Award, which is an honor that recognizes the company's innovations and efforts in its food safety processes. Tyson, a member of the STEC CAP Stakeholder Advisory Board, will be recognized at the annual IAFP meeting in Portland this summer.
The STEC CAP would like to recognize and congratulate Amanda Wilder, graduate student in Food Science focusing on food safety. Amanda was recently announced a 2015 recipient of a $1500 United Dairymen of Idaho Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded through the Idaho FFA Foundation Scholarship Program. Amanda is a native of Meridan, Idaho and comes from six generations of livestock producers and agriculturalists. Her family raises sheep and Amanda has been heavily involved in 4-H and FFA throughout high school and college, once serving as Vice President for the Idaho state FFA program. Currently, she is pursuing her M.S. degree focusing on controlling Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef through application of antimicrobial interventions during processing, under the advisement of Dr. Phebus, as part of the USDA-AFRI funded STEC CAP grant.
Congratulations to Stephen G. Campano, M.S. for receiving the Phi Tau Sigma Special Recognition Award! Steve is a member of the STEC CAP Stakeholder Advisory Board, as well as a Lifetime Member of the Phi Tau Sigma Honor Society. To read more about Steve's accomplishments with PTS, click and download the PTS Newsletter.
STEC in the News
University of Nebraska food safety specialist Harsha Thippareddi talks about significant advances that have been made so far in contending with Shiga toxin-producing e-coli bacteria at the beef packer level, including efforts to assist smaller-scale, local locker plants in implementing technology to eliminate e-coli. Hear the radio ad here.
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Christine M. Bruhn, University of California
Center for Food Safety unveils state-of-the-art laboratory testing facility at open house
A new state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with instrumentation to allow rapid foodborne pathogen testing and characterization. (Source: Texas A&M AgriLife)