Food Science and Safety
February 20, 2017 | General News
Finalists selected for UGA’s Flavor of Georgia contest
Judges have selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia's 2017 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.
June 28, 2016 | General News
UGA experts offer knowledge, advice for the Fourth
The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and at the University of Georgia, we're here to help you as you craft your Independence Day stories.
April 4, 2016 | Research News
USDA grant funds UGA scientist’s work on nanocellulose, digestion
University of Georgia food engineer Fanbin Kong has been awarded a $496,317 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the safety of nanocellulose—a light, solid substance obtained from plant matter, generally wood pulp—and how it affects the way humans digest food and absorb nutrients.
February 22, 2016 | General News
Judges choose 33 finalists for UGA’s 2016 Flavor of Georgia contest
Judges have selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia's 2016 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest March 14-15 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta.
December 21, 2015 | Research News
NIH grants $2.1 million MERIT award extension to UGA researcher studying B-12
The National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a five-year extension to the University of Georgia's Jorge C. Escalante. He will use the funds in the study of vitamin B-12, looking at the biosynthesis and anaerobic metabolism in salmonella.
December 21, 2015 | Research News
Harmful bacteria can survive in sandwich crackers, cookies for months, UGA study finds
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked to low-water-activity, or dry, foods.
December 15, 2015 | General News
UGA Marine Extension launches state’s first oyster hatchery
With Georgia's oyster season just beginning, the University of Georgia Marine Extension has opened the state's first oyster hatchery, which is expected to revive the once-thriving oyster industry in Georgia.
November 6, 2015 | Research News
Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods, UGA study finds
In a recent study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, University of Georgia researchers found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters—the bacteria would latch on to the utensils commonly found in consumers' homes and spread to the next item.
May 12, 2015 | Research News
Physicians can play key role in preventing foodborne illness, says UGA’s Mike Doyle
Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the threats of foodborne illness, said the University of Georgia's Michael Doyle.
April 29, 2015 | Research News
UGA food safety expert: Proper food preparation can prevent botulism
A recent deadly outbreak of botulism in Ohio underscores the necessity for proper home canning procedures and food preparation, a University of Georgia Extension food safety specialist said.
March 19, 2015 | Events on Campus
CAES Spring Showcase to feature agricultural, environmental sciences at UGA
This year, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is inviting campus and the northeast Georgia community to learn something new about the world of agricultural and environmental sciences by stopping by one of the events happening during its inaugural CAES Spring Showcase April 3-16.
March 10, 2015 | General News
A&A Alta Cucina Italia balsamic vinegar wins 2015 Flavor of Georgia contest
Adriana Coppola, a native Italian now living in Johns Creek, won the grand prize in the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest with her A&A Alta Cucina Italia Balsamico al Mirtillo, a blueberry balsamic vinegar reduction.
February 11, 2015 | General News
Judges choose 30 finalists for UGA’s 2015 Flavor of Georgia contest
Judges have selected 30 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest March 9-10 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta.
November 3, 2014 | General News
Flavor of Georgia celebrates tradition of artisan and craft foods
From cheeses to chutneys, craft chocolate to chorizo, the 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest—sponsored by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development—will celebrate Georgians' creativity and craftsmanship by finding the best products in the state.
October 21, 2014 | General News
UGA breaks ground on Food Technology Center in Griffin
Large and small food businesses alike received a boost on Oct. 17 when the University of Georgia—in partnership with state and local officials—broke ground on the Food Technology Center located on the Griffin Campus.