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Dr. Wennie Xu

Dr. Wenqing (Wennie) Xu

Associate Professor
Consumer Food Safety Specialist

School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

269 Knapp Hall
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: Wenqing.Xu@agcenter.lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-3997
Fax: 225-578-4443

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EDUCATION
Ph.D. 2010-2014 Food Microbiology, University of Delaware
M.S. 2008-2010 Food Science, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
B.S. 2004-2008 Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

EXTENSION INTERESTS
Foodborne illness is a common and costly-yet preventable-public health problem. Our group investigates attitude, knowledge and behaviors of consumers, retail and food service professionals, as well as regulatory personnel on food safety related issues. We develop and distribute science-based educational materials to communicate food safety risks, encourage good food safety practices and help create a food safety culture.

RESEARCH FOCUS
Our group focuses on using reality-based research methods to enhance microbial safety of fresh produce, as well as understand the survival and transmission of pathogenic bacteria and viruses in various public settings.

TEACHING
NFS 3000 Food Safety (3 Credits)

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