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22 December 2016

Pantry-to-plate program helps LSU students prepare easy, inexpensive meals.
An article in The Advocate describes how NFS student, Sierra Chichester, helps with the LSU Food Pantry's pantry-to-plate program.

21 December 2016

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, three new installments are posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety.

The latest Bites answer the question regarding: "How many pathogens does it take to make a person sick? (Epidosde 23 - Infectious Dose), the risk for food-borne illness (Risk Management - Episode 24), and the importance of hand-washing and sanitation in the spread of illness (Episode 25 - Norovirus). The files are on our Food-Safety page.

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.

3 November 2016

Food science professor awarded honorary degree in Thailand.Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, has recently been awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. Congratulations!

28 October 2016

AgCenter receives grant to inform produce growers about food safety. The funds will help prepare growers for the Produce Safety Rule that is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, said AgCenter food safety specialist Achyut Adhikari. The act reforms food safety laws to focus on preventing contamination and foodborne illnesses.

17 October 2016

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, the newest installments are posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety. The latest Bites concern possible food-safety issues with home-produced eggs (Epidosde 21), and the most recent recall by Blue Bell Ice Cream (Episode 22). The files are on our Food-Safety page

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.

28 September 2016

LSU College of Agriculture students learn food preservation methods.
Craft beer brewing is trendy across the nation. An LSU College of Agriculture food science class, under the direction of Dr. Subramaniam Sathivel is using this trend to learn about food preservation techniques. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the video story.

26 July 2016

Jamaican students conduct food science research at LSU. Three graduate students from the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, spent a month at LSU working in College of Agriculture food processing laboratories. Ronamae Bradford, Tushane Taylor and Dellecia Roberts worked with Subramaniam Sathivel, a food processing and engineering professor (LSU Food Processing and Engineering Lab), on research projects for their master’s theses.

11 July 2016

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, the newest installments are posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety. The latest Bites concern food-safty issues for home canning of salsa (Epidosde 19) and of summer squash (Episode 20). The files are on our Food-Safety page

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.

27 May 2016

AgCenter helps produce growers develop food safety plans
Produce growers from the Florida Parishes area got help from experts writing on-farm food safety plans, one of the most important steps toward preventing contamination, at a workshop held May 26 and 27. GAPs and GHPs are voluntary practices growers can implement to prevent contamination, said LSU AgCenter food safety specialist Achyut Adhikari. Though certification is not mandatory, many retailers only buy produce from certified growers, he said.

10 May 2016

Nutrition, food sciences students take on health, food safety in internships
Alyse Bagley, a senior from New Orleans, helped develop an app to encourage people in New Orleans to eat healthier, and Jennifer Hartmann, a senior from Baton Rouge, was instrumental in designing a food safety plan for a large Baton Rouge-based company.

4 May 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Subramaniam Sathivel, professor in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, who was one of only five LSU faculty members to receive the LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards. The LSU Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes faculty members with sustained records of excellence in teaching, research, service, and/or any combination of the three. The award was presented at the annual LSU Faculty Awards ceremony at the Lod Cook Alumni Center.

2 May 2016

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, the newest installments are posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety. In the latest Bites, Epidosde 16 concerns the multi-state out-break of Listeriosis that was associated with Blue Bell Ice Cream in 2015. Episode 17 shines a light on "Tradition or convenience versus Food Saftey - What we know we should do, versus what we actually do." The files are on our Food-Safety page

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.

28 April 2016

Terese named outstanding Louisiana dietetic senior
Congratulations to Julia Terese, a senior studying nutrition and food sciences, who received the Irene Toliver Pyburn Merit Award from the Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award is given to an outstanding Louisiana college senior focused on dietetics. Congratulations, Julia!

15 April 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Georgianna Tuuri, an associate professor in School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She was awarded the Ann Armstrong Peltier Professorship in Dietetics at the 2016 College of Agriculture Alumni Associate Annual Awards Ceremony on 8 April 2016. Congratulations, Dr. Turri! Details about the Alumini Association awards, and recipeints can be found on our News page.

14 April 2016

Recently, Subramaniam Sathivel, Professor of Food Engineering was invited to collaborate on a project “Developing a Delivery System for Delivering Extracted Astaxanthin from Shrimp Processing Byproducts” at the Department of Fishery Products, Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University (UK), Thailand. As a result, a part of the project will be conducted at the LSU AgCenter’s Food Processing Pilot Plant (part of the Food Processing and Engineering Lab)at the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences.

Dr. Sathivel also took this opportunity to visit Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), Pathum Thani, Thailand. For more information about collaboration, and the visit to other academic and research units in Thailand, visit our NFS News Page.

23 March 2016

Two new episodes of Food Safety Bites are posted. Episode 14, by Dr. Wennie Xu and Dr. Marlene Janes is concerned with raw oysters. Episode 15, by Dr. Xu, discusses safety issues with raw milk. Give them a listen. Other presentation of this weekly poscast series are also available.

3 February 2016

Dr. Achyut Adhikari talks about the importance of Food Safety Research, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the Fall 2015 edition of the Louisiana Agriculture Magazine. Read the article on our Research Highlights page:  On-farm food safety research helps Louisiana growers comply with new law

28 January 2016

In a series of food-safety audio clips: "Food Safety Bites" by Dr. Wennie Xu, the newest installment is posted. These two-to-three minute segments focus on various areas of food-safety. The latest Bite concerns power outages caused by natural hazards, such as the snowstorm on the east coast of the US in January 2016 which can cause food safety problems. The elapsed time from the outage, and internal food temperature are critical considerations. The file is on our Food-Safety page

Have a listen, and check back often for updates.


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