Keith R Schneider

Keith R Schneider,

PROFESSOR

Department: Food Science & Human Nutrition
Business Phone: (352) 294-3910
Business Email: keiths29@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2024
FOS6938 Food Science Seminar
2021-2024
FOS3060 Life After Graduation
2006-2013,2015-2021,2018-2021,2021
FOS5205 Current Issues in Food Safety and Sanitation
2006-2016,2018-2021,2021
FOS4202 Food Safety and Sanitation
2013,2015-2020
FOS4936 Topics in Food Science
2018
FOS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
FOS6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2013,2015-2017,2017
FOS6936 Topics in Food Science
2014-2015
FOS6915 Research Planning
2024
FOS4435C Food Product Development
2024
FOS5437C Food Product Development

Research Profile

The main focus of Dr. Schneider’s research has been on food safety, with particular emphasis on produce safety and food defense. The University of Florida is heavily involved in improving the quality and safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Dr. Schneider’s program has been influenced by an increase in the number and frequency of foodborne illnesses associated with the consumption of raw fruits and vegetables. His ongoing research program has examined etiologic factors, contamination mechanisms, intervention strategies, and the production of educational materials.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-0145-3418

Areas of Interest
  • Food Safety
  • Microbiology

Publications

2024
Southern Region Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training: Using Pre- and Post-Training Knowledge Assessments to Understand Training Effectiveness
Journal of Food Protection. 87(5) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jfp.2024.100266.
2023
2023–2024 Florida Citrus Production Guide: Food Safety Requirements and Considerations for the Florida Citrus Grower
EDIS. [DOI] 10.32473/edis-cg090-2023.
2023
Draft Genome Sequences of 110 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolates Collected from Bovine Manure Samples in the Southern United States
Microbiology Resource Announcements. 12(4) [DOI] 10.1128/mra.01177-22. [PMID] 36920193.
2022
Antimicrobial Efficacy of Un-Ionized Ammonia (NH 3 ) against Salmonella Typhimurium in Buffered Solutions with Variable pH, NH 3 Concentrations, and Urease-Producing Bacteria
Microbiology Spectrum. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1128/spectrum.01850-21. [PMID] 35044217.
2022
Bacteriophages: A Potential Mitigation Strategy for Pathogenic Bacteria in Food
EDIS. 2022(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs438-2022.
2022
Determining spoilage of whiteleg shrimp (Litopanaeus vannemei) during refrigerated storage using colorimetric strips.
Food chemistry: X. 14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fochx.2022.100263. [PMID] 35243329.
2022
Draft Genome Sequences of 278 Salmonella enterica Isolates from Poultry Litter in the Southeastern United States
Microbiology Resource Announcements. 11(8) [DOI] 10.1128/mra.00387-22. [PMID] 35862904.
2022
Effects of water activity, ammonia and Corynebacterium urealyticum on the survival of Salmonella Typhimurium in sterile poultry litter
Journal of Applied Microbiology. 132(4):3265-3276 [DOI] 10.1111/jam.15400.
2022
Growth Media of Escherichia coli Does Not Affect Its Survival in Soil under Static Conditions
Journal of Food Protection. 85(12):1842-1847 [DOI] 10.4315/jfp-22-082.
2022
Influence of Free Chlorine and Contact Time on the Reduction of Salmonella Cross-Contamination of Tomatoes in a Model Flume System
Journal of Food Protection. 85(1):22-26 [DOI] 10.4315/jfp-21-212.
2022
Prevention of Cyclospora Contamination and Transmission on the Farm
EDIS. 2022(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs440-2022.
2022
Survival and inactivation kinetics of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in irradiated and natural poultry litter microcosms
PLOS ONE. 17(4) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0267178. [PMID] 35439271.
2022
The prevalence and concentration of Salmonella enterica in poultry litter in the southern United States.
PloS one. 17(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0268231. [PMID] 35617326.
2021
2021–2022 Florida Citrus Production Guide: Food Safety Requirements and Considerations for the Florida Citrus Grower
EDIS. [DOI] 10.32473/edis-cg090-2021.
2021
Escherichia coli O157 survival in liquid culture and artificial soil microcosms with variable pH, humic acid and clay content
Journal of Applied Microbiology. 130(2):416-423 [DOI] 10.1111/jam.14775.
2021
Application of Chitosan Microparticles against Human Norovirus
Journal of Food Protection. 84(12):2092-2098 [DOI] 10.4315/jfp-21-220.
2021
Determination of aquacultured whiteleg shrimp (Litopanaeus vannemei) quality using a sensory method with chemical standard references.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture. 101(12):5236-5244 [DOI] 10.1002/jsfa.11172. [PMID] 33611806.
2021
Determining Bacterial Load and Water Quality Parameters of Chlorinated Tomato Flume Tanks in Florida Packinghouses
Journal of Food Protection. 84(10):1784-1792 [DOI] 10.4315/jfp-21-100.
2021
Influence of soil microbes on Escherichia coli O157:H7 survival in soil rinse and artificial soil
Journal of Applied Microbiology. 131(3):1531-1538 [DOI] 10.1111/jam.15039.
2021
Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Associated with Melons
EDIS. 2021(4) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs258-2021.
2020
2020–2021 Florida Citrus Production Guide: Food Safety Requirements and Considerations for the Florida Citrus Grower
EDIS. [DOI] 10.32473/edis-cg090-2020.
2020
Prevalence, Concentration, and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Salmonella Isolated from Florida Poultry Litter
Journal of Food Protection. 83(12):2179-2186 [DOI] 10.4315/jfp-20-215.
2020
Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. coli O157:H7
EDIS. 2017(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs097-2017.
2020
Survival of Escherichia coli O157 in autoclaved and natural sandy soil mesocosms
PLOS ONE. 15(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0234562. [PMID] 32525952.
2019
Agroterrorism in the U.S.: An Overview
EDIS. 2005(12) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs126-2005.
2019
Dealing with Food Allergies
EDIS. 2005(8) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs123-2005.
2019
Dealing with Foodborne Illness: Typhoid Fever, Salmonella Typhi
EDIS. 2005(8) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs125-2005.
2019
Food Safety on the Farm – An Overview of Good Agricultural Practices
EDIS. 2019(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs135-2019.
2019
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Manure and Municipal Biosolids
EDIS. 2019(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs150-2019.
2019
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Transportation
EDIS. 2019(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs151-2019.
2019
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Water
EDIS. 2019(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs136-2019.
2019
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices –Traceback
EDIS. 2019(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs152-2019.
2019
Food Safety on the Farm: Produce Safety Rule and Good Agricultural Practices – Field Sanitation
EDIS. 2019(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs160-2019.
2019
Good Worker Health and Hygiene Practices: Training Manual for Produce Handlers
EDIS. 2005(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fy743-2005.
2019
HACCP: An Overview
EDIS. 2005(9) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs122-2005.
2019
Influence of temperature, humidity, and diluent type on survival of Salmonella spp. on the surface of raw tomatoes
Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences. 13(1):325-330 [DOI] 10.5219/1121.
2019
Juice HACCP Program: An Overview
EDIS. 2005(9) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs124-2005.
2019
Prevalence and concentration of stx+ E. coli and E. coli O157 in bovine manure from Florida farms
PLOS ONE. 14(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0217445. [PMID] 31125367.
2019
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Cyclospora cayetanensis
EDIS. 2005(12) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs130-2005.
2019
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Norovirus
EDIS. 2005(12) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs129-2005.
2019
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Shigellosis
EDIS. 2005(12) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs128-2005.
2019
Safe Handling of Food and Water in a Hurricane or Related Disaster
EDIS. 2005(13) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs131-2005.
2018
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Sanitary Facilities
EDIS. 2018(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs159-2017.
2018
HACCP: An Overview
EDIS. 2018(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs122-2018.
2018
Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. coli “The Big Six”
EDIS. 2018(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs233-2018.
2018
Salmonella enterica Contamination of Market Fresh Tomatoes: A Review.
Journal of food protection. 81(7):1193-1213 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-395. [PMID] 29965780.
2018
Survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on Bruised and Unbruised Tomatoes from Three Ripeness Stages at Two Temperatures.
Journal of food protection. 81(12):2028-2033 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-220. [PMID] 30481483.
2018
Survival of Salmonella and Escherichia coli in Two Different Soil Types at Various Moisture Levels and Temperatures.
Journal of food protection. 81(1):150-157 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-226. [PMID] 29283702.
2018
The Food Recall Manual (Version 2)
EDIS. 2018(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs108-2018.
2018
The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011: Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food
EDIS. 2018(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs301-2018.
2017
Determination of Optimum Sanitizer Levels for Prevention of Salmonella Cross-Contamination of Mature Round Tomatoes in a Laboratory Model Flume System.
Journal of food protection. 80(9):1436-1442 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-032. [PMID] 28782995.
2017
Food Allergies
EDIS. 2017(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs123-2017.
2017
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Field Sanitation
EDIS. 2017(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs160-2017.
2017
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Packing Operation Sanitation
EDIS. 2017(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs189-2017.
2017
Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Worker Health and Hygiene
EDIS. 2017(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs158-2017.
2017
Food Safety Tips for the Holiday Season
EDIS. 2017(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs260-2017.
2017
Persistence of Indigenous Escherichia coli in Raw Bovine Manure-Amended Soil.
Journal of food protection. 80(9):1562-1573 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-033. [PMID] 28809507.
2017
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Bacillus cereus
EDIS. 2017(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs269-2017.
2017
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Clostridium botulinum
EDIS. 2017(4) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs104-2017.
2017
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Clostridium perfringens
EDIS. 2017(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs101-2017.
2016
Cost of Food Safety
EDIS. 2016(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs270-2015.
2016
Food Safety within the Household: Risk Reduction
EDIS. 2016(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs195-2015.
2016
Preventing Foodborne and Non-foodborne Illness: Vibrio parahaemolyticus
EDIS. 2016(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs146-2015.
2016
Preventing Foodborne and Non-foodborne Illness: Vibrio vulnificus
EDIS. 2016(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs147-2015.
2016
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Campylobacteriosis
EDIS. 2016(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs098-2015.
2016
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Typhoid Fever—Salmonella Typhi
EDIS. 2016(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs125-2016.
2015
Control of Salmonella Cross-Contamination between Green Round Tomatoes in a Model Flume System.
Journal of food protection. 78(7):1280-7 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-524. [PMID] 26197278.
2015
Effect of overhead spray and brush roller treatment on the survival of Pectobacterium and Salmonella on tomato surfaces.
Journal of food protection. 78(1):51-6 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-14-254. [PMID] 25581177.
2015
Internalization of Salmonella enterica by tomato fruit
Food Control. 55:141-150 [DOI] 10.1016/j.foodcont.2015.02.046.
2015
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Cyclosporiasis cayetanensis
EDIS. 2015(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs130-2015.
2015
Sanitizer applicability in a laboratory model strawberry hydrocooling system
Postharvest Biology and Technology. 101:103-106 [DOI] 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.12.004.
2015
Survival of Salmonella spp. on surface-inoculated forced-air cooled and hydrocooled intact strawberries, and in strawberry puree
Food Control. 51:244-250 [DOI] 10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.11.042.
2014
Determination of antioxidant capacities, α-dicarbonyls, and phenolic phytochemicals in Florida varietal honeys using HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS(n.).
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 62(34):8623-31 [DOI] 10.1021/jf501329y. [PMID] 25102012.
2014
Microbial catabolism of procyanidins by human gut microbiota.
Molecular nutrition & food research. 58(11):2196-205 [DOI] 10.1002/mnfr.201400243. [PMID] 25045165.
2014
Salmonella transfer potential onto tomatoes during laboratory-simulated in-field debris removal.
Journal of food protection. 77(7):1062-8 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-509. [PMID] 24988010.
2013
Comparison of enrichment broths for the recovery of healthy and heat-injured Salmonella typhimurium on raw duck wings.
Journal of food protection. 76(11):1963-8 [DOI] 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-041. [PMID] 24215702.
2013
Food Processing: The Meat We Eat
EDIS. 2013(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-an283-2012.
2013
La Seguridad en la Producción de Alimentos en la Granja – Resumen de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas
EDIS. 2013(5) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs230-2013.
2013
La Seguridad en la Producción de Alimentos en la Granja: Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas y Buenas Prácticas de Manejo – Salud e Higiene de los Trabajadores
EDIS. 2013(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs220-2013.
2013
La Seguridad en la Producción de Alimentos en la Granja: Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas y Buenas Prácticas de Manejo – Sanidad en el Campo
EDIS. 2013(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs221-2013.
2013
La Seguridad en la Producción de Alimentos en la Granja: Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas y Buenas Prácticas de Manejo – Sanidad en las Instalaciones de Empaque
EDIS. 2013(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs219-2013.
2013
Mechanism of antimicrobial action of sodium metasilicate against Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.
Foodborne pathogens and disease. 10(12):995-1001 [DOI] 10.1089/fpd.2013.1556. [PMID] 23980709.
2013
Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. coli O157:H7
EDIS. 2013(9) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs097-2013.
2013
Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. coli “The Big Six”
EDIS. 2013(9) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs233-2013.
2013
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Listeriosis
EDIS. 2013(4) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs102-2013.
2013
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Salmonellosis
EDIS. 2013(4) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs096-2013.
2013
The Food Safety Modernization Act and the FDA Facility Registration Program
EDIS. 2013(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs231-2013.
2012
Antimicrobial effects of sodium metasilicate against Listeria monocytogenes.
Foodborne pathogens and disease. 9(9):822-8 [DOI] 10.1089/fpd.2012.1207. [PMID] 22889042.
2012
Evaluation of overhead spray-applied sanitizers for the reduction of Salmonella on tomato surfaces.
Journal of food science. 77(1):M65-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02486.x. [PMID] 22133048.
2011
Microbial safety of tropical fruits.
Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. 51(2):132-45 [DOI] 10.1080/10408390903502864. [PMID] 21328109.
2011
Salmonella and produce: survival in the plant environment and implications in food safety.
Virulence. 2(6):573-9 [DOI] 10.4161/viru.2.6.17880. [PMID] 21971184.
2011
Untangling metabolic and communication networks: interactions of enterics with phytobacteria and their implications in produce safety.
Trends in microbiology. 19(3):121-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tim.2010.11.007. [PMID] 21177108.
2010
Natural-light labeling of tomatoes does not facilitate growth or penetration of Salmonella into the fruit.
Journal of food protection. 73(12):2276-80 [PMID] 21219748.
2010
Salmonella SdiA recognizes N-acyl homoserine lactone signals from Pectobacterium carotovorum in vitro, but not in a bacterial soft rot.
Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI. 23(3):273-82 [DOI] 10.1094/MPMI-23-3-0273. [PMID] 20121449.
2009
Chlorine dioxide gas from an aqueous solution: reduction of Salmonella in wounds on tomato fruit and movement to sinks in a treatment chamber.
Journal of food protection. 72(5):952-8 [PMID] 19517720.
2009
Human enteric pathogens in produce: un-answered ecological questions with direct implications for food safety.
Current opinion in biotechnology. 20(2):166-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.copbio.2009.03.002. [PMID] 19349159.
2007
Detection of salmonella by flow-through immunocapture real-time PCR in selected foods within 8 hours.
Journal of food protection. 70(4):1002-6 [PMID] 17477274.
2007
Survival of Shigella sonnei on smooth tomato surfaces, in potato salad and in raw ground beef.
International journal of food microbiology. 116(3):400-4 [PMID] 17428565.
2006
Adaptation of Salmonella spp. in juice stored under refrigerated and room temperature enhances acid resistance to simulated gastric fluid.
Food microbiology. 23(7):694-700 [PMID] 16943071.
2006
Preliminary evaluation of flow-through immunocapture followed by real-time PCR for the detection of Salmonella serovars on tomato surfaces within 8 hours.
Journal of food protection. 69(9):2253-7 [PMID] 16995533.
2006
Shigella as a foodborne pathogen and current methods for detection in food.
Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. 46(7):551-67 [PMID] 16954064.
2005
Comparison of chromogenic Shigella spp. plating medium with standard media for the recovery of Shigella boydii and Shigella sonnei from tomato surfaces.
Journal of food protection. 68(3):621-4 [PMID] 15771194.
2005
Comparison of conventional culture methods and FTA filtration-nested PCR for the detection of Shigella boydii and Shigella sonnei on tomato surfaces.
Journal of food protection. 68(8):1606-12 [PMID] 21132967.
1991
Ozone depuration of Vibrio vulnificus from the southern quahog clam, Mercenaria campechiensis.
Journal of invertebrate pathology. 57(2):184-90 [PMID] 2022868.
1969
Extension FAS Report of Accomplishments for 2003: A Guide to the Extension Portion of Your FAS ROA in 10 Pages or Less
EDIS. 2003(15) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-pd052-2003.
1969
Food Safety Issues in International Trade
EDIS. 2004(8) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs100-2003.
1969
Fresh Produce Handling, Sanitation, and Safety Measures: Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry
EDIS. 2003(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs093-2002.
1969
Fresh Produce Handling, Sanitation, and Safety Measures: Beans, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Squash, Peppers, Sweetcorn
EDIS. 2003(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs094-2002.
1969
Fresh Produce Handling, Sanitation, and Safety Measures: Citrus
EDIS. 2003(2) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs092-2002.
1969
General Overview of the Causative Agents of Foodborne Illness
EDIS. 2003(6) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs099-2003.
1969
Good Worker Health and Hygiene Practices: Evaluation and Importance in GAPs and GMPs
EDIS. 2004(18) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fy716-2004.
1969
Guidance for Processing Beef Jerky in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs110-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Cured and Hot Smoked Sausage in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs116-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Cured and Smoked Ham and Pork Loins in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs115-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Fermented and Dried Sausage in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs109-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Fresh Juices in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs114-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Fresh-cut Produce in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs113-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Reduced Oxygen Packaged (ROP) of Raw, Frozen Seafood in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs112-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Smoked Seafood in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs111-2005.
1969
Guidance for Processing Sushi in Retail Operations
EDIS. 2005(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs117-2005.
1969
Lavado Correcto de las Manos para Manipuladores de Productos Frescos
EDIS. 2004(8) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fy657-2004.
1969
Preventing Foodborne Illness Associated with Clostridium perfringens
EDIS. 2003(8) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs101-2003.
1969
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis
EDIS. 2005(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs103-2004.
1969
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Campylobacteriosis
EDIS. 2003(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs098-2003.
1969
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Clostridium botulinum
EDIS. 2005(1) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs104-2004.
1969
Preventing Foodborne Illness: E. coli O157:H7
EDIS. 2003(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs097-2003.
1969
Preventing Foodborne Illness: Salmonellosis
EDIS. 2003(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs096-2003.
1969
Preventing Foodborne Illness:Listeriosis
EDIS. 2003(11) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs102-2003.
1969
Proper Handwashing for Produce Handlers
EDIS. 2004(8) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fy656-2004.
1969
The Food Recall Manual
EDIS. 2004(18) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-fs108-2004.

Grants

Nov 2023 ACTIVE
Investigating the synergistic effects of peroxyacetic acid and ultraviolet-C treatment (PAA+UV-C) for improved antimicrobial efficacy in tomatoes washing operations
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL TOMATO COMMITTEE
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Next-Generation Smart Surfaces and Coatings to Improve Food Safety and Water-Efficiency of U.S. Specialty Crops during Harvesting, Storage, Sorting, and Processing for stakeholder implementation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: TEXAS A&M UNIV COLLEGE STATION & HSC via US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Southern Regional Center for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Lead Regional Coordination Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Aug 2021 ACTIVE
Florida Produce Safety Cooperative Agreement Program for 2021-2026 PATH B
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF AG AND CON SER FRUIT & VEGS via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Mar 2021 – Aug 2022
Research Services Agreement with FOG – The Road to Safe and Healthy Food Podcast Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL CERTIFIED ORGAN GROW & CONS via US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Scientific Challenges and Cost-Effective Management of Risks Associated with Implementation of Produce Safety Regulations
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Sep 2020 – Aug 2023
A collaborative approach to managing SARS-CoV-2 within the food industry; filling data gaps and impacting behaviors
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV via US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Dec 2018 – Feb 2020
19-20 FL Tomato Committee Research Agreement
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL TOMATO COMMITTEE
Sep 2018 – Aug 2023
Southern Regional Center for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance Continuation, and Lead Regional Coordination Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Mar 2018 – Feb 2022
The Ag21 Project: Connecting High School Science Teachers and Students to 21st Century Innovations in the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Mar 2017 – Jun 2021
Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Handling of Produce for Human Consumption in Florida
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF AG AND CONSUMER SER via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Feb 2017 – Aug 2019
Prevalence and levels of pathogens in raw manure in different geographic locations
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Jan 2017 – Aug 2019
Reducing storage decay in fresh sweetcorn by optimizing postharvest sanitation and cooling
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF AG AND CONSUMER SER via US DEPT OF AG AG MARKETING SVC
Jan 2017 – Jul 2018
Educational Teams, Training, and Technical Assistance on Food Safety and Farm Establishment for Small, Specialty Crop Producers
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF AG AND CONSUMER SER via US DEPT OF AG AG MARKETING SVC
Oct 2016 – Jul 2020
Food Safety Innovations and Preventive Controls during Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce Washing, Packing, and Retail Display
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG AG RES SVC via US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Sep 2016 – Aug 2019
Food Safety Hazards and Preventive Control Education for Beginning and Early-Stage Small-Sized Food Entrepreneurs
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Sep 2016 – Aug 2018
NASDA Services Contract for the United States Food and Drug Administration Cooperative Agreement #5U01FD005334-03
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: *NATL ASSO OF STATE DEPTS OF AGR RES FOU via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Feb 2016 – Sep 2018
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training Program for Florida Growers
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF AG AND CONSUMER SER via US DEPT OF AG AG MARKETING SVC
Jan 2016 – Aug 2016
SERVICES CONTRACT FOR THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUGADMINISTRATION COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT #3U01FD005334-02S1
Role: Project Manager
Funding: *NATL ASSO OF STATE DEPTS OF AGR RES FOU via US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN
Sep 2015 – Aug 2018
Southern Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Center to Enhance Produce Safety
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Feb 2015 – Jul 2017
Temperature Management for Quality and Safe Florida Blueberries and Peaches
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL SPECIALTY CROP FOU via US DEPT OF AG AG MARKETING SVC
Nov 2014 – Jul 2016
Tomato Research 2014 – 2015
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL TOMATO COMMITTEE
Jan 2014 – Jun 2016
Effect of physicochemical and biological parameters on survival, persistence and transmission of norovirus in water and on produce
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS via CALIFORNIA DEPT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Sep 2011 – Aug 2016
Developing scientifically based consensus food safety metrics for leafy greens and tomatoes.
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK via US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG

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