Phaff Yeast Culture at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, Feb. 18th

January 17, 2023

The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection is participating in the 11th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday February 18, 2023. The yeast displays and activities will be open from 10AM to 2 PM at the Robert Mondavi Institute Brewery, Winery and Food Processing facility. Come explore the exhibits about yeast, hear about the latest discoveries from the Phaff collection, and tour the teaching winery and brewery.

Remember food safety during an emergency Zann Gates January 04, 2023

In light of the recent storms we have had, and with more storms on the way, Food Science and Technology Cooperative Extension faculty Erin DiCaprio and Linda J. Harris would like to remind our colleagues, including those in the food industry (as well as the public at large) that we have information resources for food safety during emergencies highlighted on our UC Food Safety webpage.

Marco on Science Café, December 14th, 2022

December 05, 2022

FST Professor Maria Marco will be featured on Science Café Wednesday, December 14th, in a conversation with Professor Jared Shaw titled "Eat Your Microbes! What are Fermented Foods and Why Do we Eat Them?" The event is at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G Street, downtown Davis at 5:30 pm.  

FST 290 Seminar Series - November 28, 2022

November 23, 2022

Please join us on Monday, November 28 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm PST, for the last seminar in the Fall 2022 FST290 Seminar Series.  

Professor Luca Cocolin from the University of Torino, Italy will present, ”Microbiome in the food system: challenges and opportunities”.

Spice Containers Are Probably the Dirtiest Items in Your Kitchen? Zann Gates November 21, 2022
Just in time for the holidays – a food safety reminder for all home cooks. FST’s Linda J. Harris, in a VeryWellHealth article by Stephanie Brown, “Spice Containers Are Probably the Dirtiest Items in Your Kitchen” recommends making a habit of washing your hands, moving potentially-contaminated items directly to the dishwasher or sink, and cleaning and sanitizing the counters as you cook.

Grad Student Emily Newman a Featured Keller Pathway Fellow

November 18, 2022
Keller Pathway Fellow Emily Newman Recovering and repurposing waste streams from the food and beverage industries

Emily Newman is a graduate student in the Food Science and Technology Graduate Group at UC Davis. She conducts research in the brewing lab, focused on upcycling waste from the brewing industry. Emily earned a B.S. in food science and technology from UMass Amherst and  has worked as a researcher at UMass Amherst and North Carolina State on plant protein and plant-based alternatives.

FST 290 Seminar Series - November 7, 2022

November 04, 2022
Please join us on Monday, November 7 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm PST, for the Fall 2022 FST290 Seminar Series. Professor Jean-Xavier Guinard, will present, “The Flip Strategy for healthy, sustainable and delicious eating… and a coffee to follow". His visiting student Elena Romeo from the Basque Culinary Center (Spain) will present: "Consumers, chefs, and scientists: from gastronomy to a healthier and more delicious future".

Grad student Carolina Conte featured in podcast

October 31, 2022
Carolina Conte, Food Science graduate and new M.S. graduate student, was featured on the Capital Bank podcast “Cero Panama – Impulsa” on October 25th.  Conte and her business partner were interviewed about what makes their business (called Cero) unique and the challenges of promoting conscious consumption and sustainable food production in Panama.

FST 290 Seminar Series - October 31, 2022

October 27, 2022
Please join us on Monday, October 31 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm PST, for the Fall 2022 FST290 Seminar Series. Professor of Agricultural Plant Biology in the Department of Plant Sciences, Maeli Melotto, will present, “Plants as Vectors of Human Pathogenic Bacteria".