Laurel L Dunn Assistant Professor Food Science & Technology
Contact Information laurel.dunn@uga.edu 706-542-0993
Mailing Address Athens, CAES Campus 0211 Food Science, 100 Cedar St., Athens, GA 30602
Shipping Address Athens, CAES Campus 0211 Food Science, 100 Cedar St., Athens, GA 30602

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Description of Research Interests

Food Microbiology; Produce safety; Microbial risks associated with soil amendments and agricultural water; Stress response of enteric pathogens on plant tissues.

Extension Activities

On-farm/Packinghouse microbial safety; Food Safety Modernization Act implementation; Processed foods.

Selected Recent Publications

McEgan, R., L. L. Dunn, M. D. Danyluk. 2019. Survival of Salmonella on lemon and lime slices and subsequent transfer to beverages. Food Prot Trends 39:154-161.

Dunn, L. L., M. L. Harness, D. M. Smith, S. J. Gorman, Q. Zhong, P. M. Davidson, and F. J. Critzer. 2019. Essential oil emulsions as postharvest sanitizers to mitigate Salmonella cross-contamination on peppers. J. Food Prot. 82:159-163.

 Danyluk, M. D., L. M. Friedrich, L. L. Dunn, J. Zhang, and M. A. Ritenour. 2018. Reduction of Escherichia coli, as a surrogate for Salmonella spp., on the surface of grapefruit during various packingline processes. Food Micro. 78:188-193.

Dunn L.L., P.M Davidson, and F.J. Critzer. 2016. Antimicrobial efficacy of an array of essential oils against lactic acid bacteria. J. Food Sci. 81:M438-444.