IFT 2014 Presentations

Several faculty and staff members will be presenting at this year's Institute of Food Technologists meeting in New Orelans. The list of FDST and FPC presenters is as follows:

Presenter Title Authors
Dr. Rolando Flores Maintaining Services, Food Services to Business, Going to Applied Research  
Dr. Rolando Flores (Moderator) Potential of Insects as Food and Feed in Assuring Food

Dr. Florence Dunkel, Juan Morales-Ramos,  Stefan Jaronski, Aaron Dossey

Dr. Jeyam Subbiah Microwave Food Safety and Validation Criteria for Refrigerated and Frozen Foods  
Laurie Keeler Challenges in Development and Commerciallzation of Insect-Base Ingredient and Retail Products  
Laurie Keeler Real Pioneers, Experience with Insect Ingredient, Processing, Products, and Marketing

Pat Crowley, Aaron Dossey, Laurie Keeler, Larry McMannis (Moderator)

Maria I. Quintero Impact of galactooligosaccharide (GOS) supplementation on susceptibility to enteric bacterial pathogens Maria I. Quintero-Villegas, Amanda Ramer-Tait, Rodney Moxley, Robert Hutkins
Alejandra Ramirez-Hernandez Adherence Inhibition of Human Pathogen Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli by Mannan Oligosaccharides Alejandra Ramirez-Hernandez, John Rupnow, Robert W. Hutkins


Software Selected by Bottling Company

Niagara Bottling, a national bottled water supplier,  has selected quality assurance software developed by Dr. Harshavardhan Thippareddi, and Dr. Jeyamkondan Subbiah. They created a software prototype to track and analyze the environmental and product testing data that companies already collect, this has reduced the amount of time and labor needed to record laboratory data.

More information is available at: http://go.unl.edu/gg7q

Spring 2014 Graduates

The Department of Food Science and Technology would like to congratulate all of its Spring 2014 graduating students:

Bachelor's Degree
Justin Lane Bakke
Mariah Lynn Brandt
Abigail Sciota Burrows
Brieanna Lynae Greenough
Katherine Paula Hilgren
Yinghua Luo
Sari Michelle Medrano
Kailey Sara Parr
Devin Joyce Salvo
Miranda Rose Schurr
Kim Hock Tan
Jennifer Marie Wakeman
Emily Anne Williams
Jingwen Zhang


Master's Degree
Mohammed Aldawsari
Nabaraj Banjara
Maricarmen Estrada Anzueto
Yiwei Liu
Lucia Miceli Garcia
Ahmad Salamatullah
Phaik Lyn Oh




FDST Faculty contribute to reducing Post-Harvest Loss

Dr. Andreia Bianchini in GuatemalaAs part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss (Reduce PHL) team, Dr. Andreia Bianchini, was part of a group trip to Guatemala to meet with SHARE (a local NGO) and the Universidad del Valle (a local private university) to fully explain the project, discuss the upcoming activities and learn about the current post-harvest situation of the targeted regions to develop the project. Dr. Heather Hallen-Adams, and graduate student Luis Sabillon are also members of the Reduce PHL team that covers Guatemala.

Student Demo at IFT

Dr. Devin Rose along with Kristen McCarty, Food Laboratory Manager at C.W. Brabender® Instruments, Inc. will be collaborating on a student competition to create snacks using a single screw extruder live at th 2014 IFT in New Orleans (June 21-24).

C.W. Brabender® contributed a food grade, single screw, grooved barrel extruder and a cutting device plus any other equipment that might be needed for product formulation. C.W. Brabender® will host the students for this year's IFT and provide them an in-booth forum to explain their product, formulation, and steps in development as a means of giving UNL some well-deserved in-booth recognition at the IFT 2014 Food Expo.

The demo will be held at  booth # 2718 at the 2014 IFT Food Expo to support the students' efforts, taste the winning recipe and watch the product being created right on the show floor.