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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Qing Wang 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 2022-2023 recipient is Manreet Bhullar.
  • Outstanding Service
    The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2022-2023 recipient is Jitu Patel.
Division Oral Competition Finalists
  • First: Brianda Daniela González Orozco, The Ohio State University: Enhanced survival during digestion and exopolysaccharide production of Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens bdgo-ANA1 in co-culture with Kluyveromyces marxianus bdgo-ym6
  • Second: Grishma Prabhukhot, University of Maryland Baltimore County: Effect of surface topography, shear stress and exposure time of chlorine on single and dual species E. coli O157:H7 biofilm removal in presence of promotor bacteria
  • Finalist: Narindra Randriamiarintsoa, Michigan State University: Effect of Air Velocity on Listeria monocytogenes Inactivation during Apple Drying
  • Finalist: Chen Zhu, University of Connecticut: Eugenol Nanoemulsion wash inactivates Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on Romaine Lettuce in Modified Atmosphere Packaging

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