Food Safety

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Food safety is a research focus area that seeks to ensure the safety of dairy products and ingredients. Specific priority areas include:

  • Developing analytical tools and testing methods.
  • Improving the quality and safety of on-farm practices (excludes milk production).
  • Developing microbial inhibition and sterilization techniques for in-package pathogen control.
  • Developing novel technologies to improve the safety of dairy products and ingredients.
  • Developing rapid spore detection and control methods.
  • Creating novel ways to measure and predict the quality of products and ingredients.
  • Developing sensor technologies for in-process or in-package testing.