Research and Development Award: Vijay K. Juneja
$3,000 honorarium and a plaque from IFT
Vijay K. Juneja, Lead Scientist, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service-Eastern Regional Research Center, received the 2012 Research and Development Award for his research on pathogenic bacteria to ensure a safe food supply.
A leading authority on food safety research, Juneja has made significant contributions to multiple areas within the broad discipline of food safety microbiology, including a series of groundbreaking publications on microbiological safety of minimally processed foods and predictive microbiology. Specifically, his research focuses on interventions to reduce/eliminate pathogens in foods of animal origin, assessing and minimizing risks from emerging technologies, and developing