College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Food safety

Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Stamp Student Union
Please join the college of AGNR for a celebration and examination of research in food and nutritional safety and security. Featuring a keynote from Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, the 2009 World Food Prize winner, this day-long event will provide opportunities to build partnerships and foster innovation...

UMD Food Scientist Guides High School Student Team Towards Revelatory Findings in Women’s Health

pregnant woman
College Park, MD -- In an effort to sustain and educate the next generation of food safety experts in the United States, Dr. Bob Buchanan of the University of Maryland has served as a scientific mentor to a pair of academically accelerated high school students who are challenging the current food...

The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) Launches the New FoodRisk.org as a Leading Resource for the International Food Safety Community

Risk Analysis Training
College Park, MD -- The University of Maryland’s Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition ( JIFSAN ) launched the redesigned FoodRisk.org earlier this month, featuring exclusive tools and datasets with the goal to advance food safety and public health nationally and internationally...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Awards $17 Million Dollars to Support the Joint Institute of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)

College Park, Md -- The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) was established in 1996 as a jointly administered Institute between the University of Maryland and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Institute is located in the College of Agriculture and Natural...

Improving Food Safety and Security in Rural Uganda

Lwemiyaga farmers in a cirlcle meeting with UMD team
Lwemiyaga area, Uganda -- AGNR is committed to fighting hunger and food insecurity in underdeveloped areas around the world, striving to improve health and quality of life for those in need. To this end, UMD Extension faculty Dave Myers and Chuck Schuster traveled to the Lwemiyaga area in south-...

UMD Faculty Receives Prestigious Risk Analysis Award

The Society for Risk Analysis awarded the 2015 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award to Abani Pradhan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland. Pradhan was honored for his...

Terp Farm and Food Safety

For senior plant science major Karyn Owens, eating fresh, local food is not just a health trend, it’s a passion and a potential career path. Owens’ interest first began when a teaching assistant in one of her plant science courses told students about UMD’s new Terp Farm , a two-acre sustainable...

Cultivating Interest in the Art of Canning

( The following article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Momentum magazine :) Marylanders are getting back to the basics, turning an old tradition into a new way of eating healthy and remaining self-sufficient while utilizing local food resources. Launched in 2014, the University of Maryland...

CFS3 Partners with University of Sao Paulo to Protect Global Food Supply

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – To help enhance the safety of the global food supply, the University of Maryland's Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) is formally partnering with the University of Sao Paulo’s Food Research Center (FoRC) in Brazil. Leaders of the two university’s centers recently...

Don’t Wash Your Chicken (or Turkey)!

As the holiday season approaches, University of Maryland Extension educator Shauna Henley wants people to think twice before washing their turkeys for Thanksgiving. “I always recommend that people shouldn’t wash their turkey, even though many instructions say to do so,” said Henley, Ph.D., who...

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