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Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Doris H. D'Souza
Associate Professor
Foodborne pathogens

Qixin Zhong
Food physical properties

John R. Mount
Associate Professor
Food preservation

Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Mark Thomas Morgan
Professor and Head

Vermont Punongba Dia
Assistant Professor
Food Chemistry and Food Bioactives

Chika C. Okafor
Assistant Professor
Food Safety & Epidemiology

Andrea Sketch (Andi) Lear
Clinical Instructor
Food Animal Field Services

Nathan Miller
Extension Assistant I
Food Safety

Tao Wu
Associate Professor
Food Carbohydrates

Emily Ruth Urban
Programs Administrator



Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

Karen Jones: Food Scientist, Avid Volunteer, Cancer Survivor, 2/7/2017

Food Safety: Best-by, Use-by, Sell-by Dates, 2/4/2015

Tyson Foods CEO & Wife to Give $3.2M to UTIA, 2/5/2014

Jennifer Richards Scholar of the Week, 7/19/2012

UT Professor Explains How Permaculture Can Help us Help Ourselves, 1/18/2012


1 mention

Tennessee Magic Moments 
Teaming with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau Federation, and producer groups across the state to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture to our state and in our lives.

1 mention

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.


Recent Publications

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting fAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles.  A. Willette, H. Bhandari, C. E. Sams, F. Chen, V. R. Sykes, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [More]

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2017.  Environmental Science and Policy, 69: 81-84. [More]

Activity of Switchgrass Extractives Against Plant and Foodborne Pathogens.  Bruce, A., B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2017.  The Great Experiment Conference, March 13-14, 2017, Knoxville, TN.

How to use and monitor chlorine (sodium/calcium hypochlorite) in fruit and vegetable washwater and on equipment and food contact surfaces.  Critzer, F., A. L. Wszelaki, and D. Ducharme.  2017.  UT Extension, SP 798-A.

Foodborne Viruses: Improved Methods for Detection and Control.  D'Souza, D. H.  2017.  Invited, Invited Lecture/Seminar. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. April, 27, 2017.

German and British Consumer Willingness to Pay for Beef Labeled with Food Safety Attributes DeLong, K. L., C. Grebitus, G. Colson, and W. Hu.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(2):451-470. [More]

Calculating proper seeding rate for food plot success.  Harper, C. A., and R. G. Basinger.  2017.  Wildlife Trends.

Fatty Acids-Based Surfactants and their Uses Hayes, D. G.  2017.  Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Applications, edited by Moghis Ahmad, Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 355-384. [More]

Formation of Nanoplastics from Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films and Characterization of their Behavior in Soil Hayes, D. G., A. Astner, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, and V. S. Urban.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017. [More]

Food Security through Biotechnology: The Case of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets in the United States Kennedy, P. L., K. E. Lewis, and A. Schmitz.  2017.  World Agricultural Resources and Food Security, Schmitz, A., P.L. Kennedy, T.G. Schmitz (Eds.), Volume 17, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization. [More]

Exploring Florida residents' food safety knowledge and behaviors: A generational comparison.  Leal, A., T. K. Ruth, J. N. Rumble, and A. H. Simonne.  2017.  Food Control.

A hedonic analysis of big game hunting club dues in Georgia, USA Mingie, J. C., N. C. Poudyal, J. M. Bowker, M. T. Mengak, and J. P. Siry.  2017.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22(2): 110-125. [More]