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Please join us in welcoming Hannah Kim to the Department of Food Science and Technology as an Administrative Specialist.
Please join us in welcoming Hannah Kim to the Department of Food Science and Technology as an Administrative Specialist to support our faculty, staff and students in Athens. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida in 2011. After graduating, Hannah taught first grade. In 2017, she moved to Georgia and began teaching second grade in the Gwinnet County Public School System. She joined the Food Science and Technology Department at the University of Georgia Athens campus last week, in Mid-September 2022. Welcome to UGA-FST Hannah.

Online Master of Food Technology

The fully online, non-thesis Master of Food Technology degree provides working professionals the opportunity to learn from food industry experts and top food science and technology researchers. Learn more at the program website:

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Study finds that SARS-CoV-2 can persist for more than a month on frozen berries
According to the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety study, SARS-CoV-2 experimentally introduced onto berries remained infectious on frozen berries for at least a month. Refrigerating berries at 39 degrees Fahrenheit showed a 90% reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infectivity over the course of three days, as did washing berries before freezing.
Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering are developing a new way to detect potentially deadly Listeria contamination in food. CAES News
Researchers introduce rapid diagnostic test for Listeria
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new way to detect potentially deadly Listeria contamination in food. Listeriosis, an infection caused by eating food contaminated by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, can cause severe illness in pregnant women, newborns, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

Upcoming Events

UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation Guest speaker: Carla Schwan, UGA Assistant Professor and Extension Food Safety SpecialistDate: Friday, Oct 14Time: 11 a.m. ET In Person in Melton Building Conference room or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96960698174   Hosted by Dr. Francisco Diez, Director of CFS Dr. Carla Schwan: An assistant professor and Extension food safety specialist, in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Georgia, Dr. Carla Schwan serves as the director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Schwan has dedicated both her academic pursuits and professional career towards addressing complex domestic and international public health issues; particularly, foodborne illness, antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens, and global food security. Schwan’s recent work focused on the development of microbial baselines, characterization of Salmonella enterica, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence factors through whole genome sequencing informal markets in Cambodia, and outreach and food safety training targeting food safety inspectors in Bangladesh. Previous research projects include identifying optimal intervention strategies to control Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in meat products and using gram-positive bacteria and yeast to validate baking processes to control Salmonella in hamburger bun manufacturing and support FSMA regulatory compliance. Schwan has enjoyed several community-facing positions consisting of national and international teaching, Extension/outreach, and public service. She has authored multiple technical reports and scientific articles and presented research at notable industry, academic, and scientific meetings. Schwan finds joy in teaching and researching the complexities of food safety and microbiology, a field she has been dedicated to for the last decade. Schwan brings an instinct for complex problem solving, interdisciplinary leadership, and a passion to work in the fields of food safety, antibiotic resistance, microbiology, and public health.  
Oct 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation https://zoom.us/j/96960698174
The D.W. Brooks Awards recognize faculty who make outstanding contributions to the college's critical mission areas.  Speaker Dr. Alison Van EenennaamProfessor of Cooperative Extension, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis Lecture Title Science Friction: Can effective communication save genome editing from the fate of GMOs?
Nov 08
3:30PM - 5:00PM DW Brooks Lecture and Awards Georgia Center For Continuing Education, ATHENS, GA
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Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
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