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New Stewart-Bamforth Educators Award Announced by Institute of Brewing and Distilling

July 02, 2021
Background

The new award is named after Professors Graham Stewart and Charlie Bamforth. It is most appropriate that this award be named jointly as during the 1990s and 2000s both ran a very successful series of educational symposia to aspiring brewing students in Africa, Asia, India and the Americas. Both have written and edited numerous fundamental malting, brewing and distilling texts that are now routinely referred to by students.

Welcome to New FST Chair Chris Simmons

June 30, 2021

Please join our department in welcoming our new Chair, Christopher Simmons.  Chris is a Professor who joined Food Science and Technology in 2013.  He earned his Ph.D. (as well as his B.S. and M.S.) in Biological Systems Engineering, UC Davis.  After earning his Ph.D. in 2011, he was a postdoc at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville for two years. 

Finding New Life for Wine-Grape Residue

April 22, 2021
Chardonnay Pomace May Be Rich in Health-Enhancing Compounds

by Diane Nelson, April 22, 2021

(From UC Davis News)

California produces nearly 4 million tons of world-class wine each year, but with that comes thousands of tons of residue like grape skins, seeds, stems and pulp. What if scientists could harness that viticultural waste to help promote human health?

Spang authors upcycled food article in The Hill website, April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Have you ever eaten a banana-peel sandwich?  FST Assistant Professor Ned Spang has, and he uses what he describes as a "pleasantly surprising...palate-expanding experience" in an invited opinion piece in The Hill, April 22, 2021, "Upcycled food: A sustainable second chance for food loss and waste", in which he details how upcycling food can tackle the problems of food waste, the supply chain and, ultimately, the environment - all while keeping the “triple bottom line," the combined economi

Leadership Board Member Leslie Herzog gets IFT's Calvert Willey Award Zann Gates April 20, 2021

Congratulations to Leslie Herzog, hardworking Food Science and Technology Leadership Board member for over a decade, as well as the VP of Operations and Research Services at The Understanding & Insight Group, LLC.  He is the 2021 recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists' Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award. 

Selina Wang - 2021 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award

March 19, 2021

Congratulation to FST's Dr. Selina Wang, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist in Fruit and Vegetable Processing, for being selected for the 2021 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award!  The award recognizes the outstanding scholarly research efforts and accomplishments of Academic Federation members.  There will be an upcoming UC Dateline story featuring all the awardees, but for now, congratulations to Selina and her lab!  

UC Davis grabs first place in Regional IFTSA College Bowl 2021 Zann Gates March 08, 2021

The UC Davis College Bowl team went undefeated in this year’s Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Pacific Northwest Regional Competition, held virtually by Washington State University and University of Idaho, placing first among tough competition. The team consisted of Katie Uhl (graduate student and team captain), Claire Lefebre (undergraduate student), Megha Ramesh (undergraduate student), Maria Shaposhnikov (undergraduate student), Amanda Sinrod (graduate student), and Angela Weber (undergraduate student).

John Bruhn recognized by IAFP as 50+ year Milestone Member Zann Gates March 03, 2021

IAFP continues its Milestone Member 50+ year recognition with Dr. John Bruhn. John retired from the University of California-Davis after 37 years on the Extension Faculty in dairy foods in the Department of Food Science and Technology. As founder and Director of the UC Davis Dairy Research and Information Center, he conducted applied research and educational programs that emphasized factors affecting the quality and safety of raw and processed milk, and dairy foods.

Marco paper lands March cover of Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology Zann Gates March 02, 2021

Congratulations to FST’s Dr. Maria Marco and her co-authors on making the March 2021 cover of Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology with their article, “The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on fermented foods”.   

FST student, a new bakery co-owner, featured in Davis Enterprise column

February 22, 2021

Congratulations to Zoe Mitchell, senior student in Food Science and Brewing, for her mention in Wendy Weitzel's "Comings and Goings" column in the Davis Enterprise on February 19th!  The column, "Mobile and delivery food businesses find their niche", features Zoe and her micro-bakery co-owner Casey Hardi describing their community-supported bakery, Bran & Ash, which operates mainly on a weekly CSB (Community Supported Bread) subscription basis.  The bakery's focus is on local ingredients, natural fermentation and freshly milled wh

FDA Partners with CDFA, WCFS and California Agricultural Stakeholders to Enhance Food Safety

November 25, 2020

FST researchers (Harris Lab) and the Western Center for Food Safety (WCFS) are partnering with FDA, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and agricultural stakeholders from the California Central Coast in the launch of a multi-year study to improve food safety through enhanced understanding of the ecology of human pathogens in the environment that may cause foodborne illness outbreaks, specifically focusing on leafy greens. 

New grant for Dr. DiCaprio will help small-scale fruit & vegetable processors

November 24, 2020

FST's Dr. Erin DiCaprio, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Community Food Safety, has been awarded a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant to assist small-scale fruit and vegetable processors to be in compliance with food safety regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act.  The grant will fund new low-to-no-cost online education and in-person workshops which will be offered in both English and Spanish by the team of collaborators, which also includes Cal-Poly Pomona, Purdue, and the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.