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:
|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:
Justin Lane Bakke
Mariah Lynn Brandt
Abigail Sciota Burrows
Brieanna Lynae Greenough
Katherine Paula Hilgren
Sari Michelle Medrano
Kailey Sara Parr
Devin Joyce Salvo
Miranda Rose Schurr
Kim Hock Tan
Jennifer Marie Wakeman
Emily Anne Williams
Maricarmen Estrada Anzueto
Lucia Miceli Garcia
Phaik Lyn Oh
FDST Faculty contribute to reducing Post-Harvest Loss
As 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.