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Achyut Adhikari

Assistant Professor
Extension Food Safety Specialist

Louisiana State University AgCenter
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
263 Knapp Hall, 110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

phone: (225)578-2529
fax:(225)578-4443

email: acadhikari@agcenter.lsu.edu

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • PhD – (Food Science) Emphasis in Food safety /Food Microbiology, Washington State University 2012
  • M. Tech (Food Technology) Tribhuvan University 2004, Nepal
  • B. Tech (Food Technology) Tribhuvan University1999, Nepal
EXTENSION/RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Understanding the persistence of foodborne pathogen in an agricultural environment; developing strategies to minimize pathogen risk associated with irrigation water and biological soil amendments.
  • Identifying and developing sustainable best practices to mitigate microbial food safety risk as it relates to growing, harvesting, holding and processing fresh produce
  • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive issue-based educational outreach programming related to food safety regulations
TEACHING AREAS
    FDSC 4070: Food Laws, Regulations and Standards
ACTIVE GRANTS
  • Adhikari, A., Graham, C., Lewis Ivey, M. L., and Fontenot, K. Enhancing Louisiana Specialty Crop Growers Food Safety Awareness and Market Opportunities through Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices. LDAF-Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. October 1, 2014- April 30, 2017. $112,385.
UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES
  • Member of Food Safety Task Force, LSU AgCenter
  • President elect (2015) for International Food Technology (IFT) Association Gulf Coast Section
  • Executive Advisor of Farm to Table International Symposium
  • International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) member since 2009
AWARDS and HONORS
  • Institute of Food Technologist, Puget Sound Section Scholastic Achievement Award, 2012
  • Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) fellowship, 2006
  • Netherland Organization for International Cooperation (NUFFIC) fellowship, 2005
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