FSPCA PCQI Course, August 9-11th, 2022 in Brewery, Winery, Pilot Plant

May 16, 2022

FST's Dr. Erin DiCaprio and Associate Specialist Thais De Melo Ramos, Victor Yang from Cal Poly and Xinhui Li from University of Wisconsin will instruct the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA)'s Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Course for Human Food (PCQI), August 9-11 at the Robert Mondavi Institute's Brewery, Winery, and Pilot Plant facility's lab and classroom.  

Coffee, honey and beer: Leadership California treated to tasty dimensions of UC Davis foods and beverage research

May 11, 2022
How was your Friday morning? Full of tasty delights that feed your belly and your curiosity? Well, on Friday April 22nd, 55 women from Leadership California were treated to early coffees with a presentation from chemical engineer Tonya Kuhl, co-director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, followed by a honey tasting with Amina Harris, director of the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center.  

Avocado Oil Short Course, August 4 - 9th, 2022

May 03, 2022
FST's Dr. Selina Wang and three instructors from New Zealand, pictured at right, are pleased to present their first Avocado Oil Short Course for FST Cooperative Extension. The course includes six pre-recorded lectures and one live-Zoom question-and-answer session with the instructors (with a choice of three dates in August for the Q&A session).

Fermented Food Survey - EATLAC

April 01, 2022

Are you a fermented food fanatic?  A kimchi lover?  A kombucha connoisseur?  Olive obsessed? Passionate about pickles?

Participate in a short survey about fermented foods and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

USDA Food Safety Outreach Project - For Small Farms and Food Companies Zann Gates March 08, 2022

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Linda J. Harris answers five questions in ANR interivew

February 14, 2022

In this UCANR News story from Feb. 10th, 2022, Mike Hsu asks FST's new American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Linda J. Harris, five questions about her academic journey and subsequent career in food science microbiology.  Read on at the link below for her thoughts on the value of extension work, her contributions to the field, UC Davis' support for women in academia, and another priceless vintage budding scientist photo!  Congratulations, Linda!


Why Food Science Departments Need Leadership Boards

February 09, 2022

Longtime Food Science and Technology Leadership Board members Jacqueline Beckley and Leslie Herzog authored an article for IFT Digital Exclusives, February 7th, 2022: "Why Food Science Departments Need Leadership Boards".  In the article, they start with the history of food science leadership boards, ways in which they offer support to the departments, board member selection, charters, and opportunties for board members.  The pair draw on their considerable experience over the past three decades at four different university food science departments.  

Linda J. Harris is new AAAS Fellow

January 26, 2022
The Department of Food Science and Technology is pleased to announce that Linda J. Harris, Professor of Cooperative Extension was elected to the rank American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow by the Council of AAAS. 

Update from the UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology Extension Team

January 21, 2022

We were very excited that on Nov 10, we were able to host the 2021 Winter Grape Day at the UC Davis Conference Center, our first On Campus, in-person event since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. Cooperative Extension Specialist, Kaan Kurtural, gathered 14 speakers presenting on topics ranging from the effects of wildfire smoke on grapevines, grapes, and wine to soil health, irrigation management, nitrogen in table grapes, and the effects of cover crops on grapevine physiology.