Jane M. Caldwell

shelled and unshelled pecans

Long at the forefront of plant-based food safety, retired University of Georgia professor Larry Beuchat was instrumental in evaluating Salmonella in low water activity foods. He remains a world authority on a wealth of topics, from the microbiology of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes to fermented foods and food preservatives.

Beuchat, a Pennsylvania native who grew up on a farm selling produce and flowers at the local farmers market, headed south after college to join University of Georgia G…

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Jane M. Caldwell, PhD, contributing editor and owner of Caldwell Food Safety LLC, is a freeland science and health writer and host of the On Medical Grounds podcast ([email protected]).

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