Food Microbiology division

Food Microbiology Division

IFT’s Food Microbiology Division Largest professional organization of food microbiologists in the world, encompassing all areas of food microbiology.

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Elizabeth Grasso-Kelley Food Microbiology Division
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Division Accomplishments/Recognitions

  • Outstanding Volunteer
    The Outstanding Volunteer award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2021-2022 recipient is Elizabeth Grasso-Kelley.
  • Outstanding Service
    The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2021-2022 recipient is Sara Gragg.
Division Oral Competition Finalists
  1. Development and testing of oil-based antimicrobials as sanitizing agents for dry cleaning in low moisture food processing facilities, Mira Ghoshal, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (First Place)
  2. Application of Trans-cinnamaldehyde nanoemulsion as a natural sanitizer for inactivating Salmonella Enteritidis in poultry drinking water system, Trushenkumar Shah, University of Connecticut (Second Place)
  3. Efficacy of eugenol nanoemulsions in inactivating Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Enteritidis, and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on cantaloupes, Brindhalakshmi Balasubramanian, University of Connecticut (Third Place)
  4. Influence of Osmotic Stress and Temperature on the Efficacies of Short- to Medium-Chain Organic Acids Dissolved in Oil against Desiccated Salmonella Enteritidis, Shihyu Chuang, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Finalist)
  5. Application of carvacrol, eugenol and trans-cinnamaldehyde nanoemulsions for controlling Salmonella spp. on fresh produce, Kimberly Rankin, University of Connecticut (Finalist)

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