NASDA Podcast: Biofilms - What More do you Need to Know?

NASDA 2020 Educators Roundtable Podcast: Biofilms - What More do you Need to Know?

Diane Walker, Research Engineer, Center of Biofilms Engineering, University of Montana, dianew@montana.edu

In this episode, Chris and Michelle talk with Ms. Diane Walker about the mission and research of the Center for Biofilm Engineering. She mentioned why biofilms are important when considering cleaning and sanitation under the produce safety rule. Discusses the research behind biofilms and how these important studies will help understand the reduction of contamination in the future. She also discusses dry biofilms, what they are and more importantly what they mean to produce safety. The podcasts ends with a discussion around the importance of standardizing methods for studying biofilms and their control.

Our series hosts are

Dr. Michelle Danyluk, Professor and Extension Specialist – Food Microbiology, University of Florida IFAS, mddanyluk@ufl.edu

Dr. Chris Gunter, Vegetable Production Specialist and Professor, North Carolina State University, cgunter@ncsu.edu

Resources

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2004.01.019

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.01.014

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.10.020

https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02462

https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12496

Podcast Sessions Replacing Educators Round Table Workshop, Produce Safety Consortium March 2020   

We connect with leading scientists across the country working in diverse areas of produce safety.  In these casual discussions, our presenters share insights into the science behind some of our favorite topics in the Produce Safety Rule. These podcasts address water, cleaning, and sanitation issues beyond that expressly covered in the Rule. This series of podcasts has been developed, with help and support from NASDA, FDA, and AFDO, to explore the educational content originally scheduled for the Produce Safety Consortium Educator’s Pre-meeting workshop.

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