If we've left out important UTIA personnel or resources, please send us a link.


Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Chika C. Okafor
Assistant Professor
Food Safety & Epidemiology

Nathan Miller
Extension Assistant I
Food Safety



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

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


12 mentions

Gourmet Food Safety 
We all want good-tasting foods, but what we eat also has to be safe. UTís Institute of Agriculture works with producers statewide in food safety programs.

1 mention

Hatcher Family Dairy 
Tennessee has lost roughly half its dairy farms in the past decade. But one family wants to keep its centuries-old operation going, and is adapting new production plans to sell their dairy products.


Recent Publications

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.

German and British Consumer Willingness to Pay for Beef Labeled with Food Safety Attributes Lewis, K. E., C. Grebitus, G. Colson, and W. Hu.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Food Safety Risks Associated with Consumption of Raw Milk.  Critzer, F.  2016.  Extension Factsheet D28.

Food safety risk reduction by in-line disinfection for contaminated irrigation water on drip-irrigated cabbage.  Gorman, S., D. Smith, L. Dunn, A. L. Wszelaki, and F. Critzer.  2016.  Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection, July 31- August 3, St. Louis, MO.

Regulatory and food safety knowledge gaps associated with small and very small food businesses as identified by regulators and food safety educators- implications for food safety training.  Harrison, J., F. Critzer, and M. Harrison.  2016.  Food Protection Trends, 36(6): 420-427.

Why U.S. Consumers Support Country of Origin Labeling: Examining the Impact of Ethnocentrism and Food Safety Lewis, K. E., and C. Grebitus.  2016.  Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 28(3):254-270.

Food safety control on poultry farms: effective control of Campylobacter.  Liu, X., I. B. Hanning, S. Diaz Sanchez, and J. Lin.  2016.  Achieving Sustainable Production of Poultry Meat., Chapter 11 In Steven Ricke (ed), Achieving Sustainable Production of Poultry Meat. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK.

Exploring the Effect of Teacher Professional Development Models on Food Safety Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors.  Richards, J. K., and C. Palmer.  2016.  Poster session presented at Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

The Influence of Gender and Race on Food Safety Knowledge and Behaviors in Adolescent Populations.  Richards, J. K., and L. Murphy.  2016.  Journal of Extension.

Hitting the Mark for Food Safety and Organic Production in Postharvest.  Wszelaki, A. L.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9): S90.

Effective Education on Consumers' Food Safety Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors at Local Area Farmers' Markets Albin, M. L.  2015.  M.S Thesis.

Investigating Change in Adolescent Self-Efficacy of Food Safety through Educational Interventions.  Beavers, A., L. Murphy, and J. K. Richards.  2015.  Journal of Food Science, 14(2).