Staff

Seminar Announcement, Sept. 22, 2023, Dr. Weibiao Zhou

Professor Weibiao Zhou, the Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the National University of Singapore, will be here on Friday, September 22nd. He will give a presentation on “Food Science Landscape and Career Opportunities in Singapore” at noon - 1:30 pm in the Sensory Theater.

We invite everyone in the RMI complex to join us.

Pizza and soft drinks will be offered. 

Forum - Farm to Kitchen - Making Foods Safe

Thu, Oct 12, 2023 @ 5:30pm - 6:45pm Remote via Zoom. Every delicious jar of pickles you’ve eaten has made it safely from the farm to your kitchen table, thanks to food safety measures. Whether you’re a small cottage producer, a large industrial operation, or a home cook, everyone should be careful to avoid contamination that can lead to illness.

Department Special Seminar, April 6, 2023

UC Davis Food Science and Technology and the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health are pleased to announce that Vayu Maini Rekdal, Ph.D., Miller Institute Fellow, UC Berkeley, will be speaking on Thursday, April 6th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. You are invited to attend the seminar, “Harnessing Microbial Metabolism for Human Health, Flavor, and Sustainability” via Zoom (in-person registration is now full). 

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

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.

Welcome to Larly Lee!

The Department is pleased to welcome Larly Lee as its new Program Coordinator for the Broadening Horizons program. Larly is a Chico State alumnus with a BA in Multicultural and Gender Studies and a MA in Social Science. He is passionate about serving underrepresented and underserved BIPOC communities. Previously, he worked as a K-12 Program Coordinator at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Office of Student and Resident Diversity. He also worked as a TRIO Advisor for the CSU Chico Educational Talent Search program.

Spice Containers Are Probably the Dirtiest Items in Your Kitchen?

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.