College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Food safety

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...

UMD Center for Food Safety and Security Systems Awarded $4.6 Million to Help Protect Food Supply

The University of Maryland’s Center for Food Safety and Security Systems was awarded a two-year grant extension in the amount of $4.6 million for an extensive, multi-institutional project dedicated to developing scientifically-based food safety metrics for tomatoes and leafy greens. The Specialty...

Faculty Research in Focus: Shirley Micallef

Whether at work or at home, Dr. Shirley Micallef has no trouble juggling dual roles as a scientist and a mother. On the homefront, she’s making sure her two young children are safe, well-fed, educated and loved. As part of her work here at the University of Maryland, she’s helping to ensure fresh...

Salmonella in Spices: ENST Student Studies How To Stop Harmful Strains from Hitting The Shelves

When you hear the word “salmonella,” raw eggs, cookie dough and contaminated poultry may come to mind. But what about oregano, cilantro, or black pepper? Marie-Laure Flamer, a senior Environmental Science and Technology major concentrating in environmental health, is searching for a faster way to...

Gobble up some Food Safety Tips in Time for Thanksgiving

With the pressure on to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving meal, simple food safety measures often get left on the backburner. However, serving up a side dish of prevention could go a long way toward keeping your family feast – and any accompanying leftovers – healthy this holiday. “Unfortunately, no...

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