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Program Emphasis:

  • Research interests focus on enhanced microbial safety of produce production at both the pre- and post-harvest level.
  • Subtyping of bacterial foodborne pathogens for source tracking and outbreak detection.
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  • Development of educational materials and trainings for producers and processors directed towards food safety and microbiological quality of produce.
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Contact

Laura K Strawn
Assistant Professor of Food Science
Phone: (757) 414-0724
Fax: (757) 414-0730
lstrawn@vt.edu
33446 Research Dr
Painter, VA 23420
www.fst.vt.edu

Rachel Pfuntner
Research Specialist
Eastern Shore AREC
33446 Research Drive
Painter, VA  23420
Phone: (757) 414-0724
Fax: (757) 414-0730
pfuntner@vt.edu

Laura Truitt
Research Specialist
Eastern Shore AREC
33446 Research Drive
Painter, VA  23420
Phone: (757) 414-0724
Fax: (757) 414-0730
ltruitt@vt.edu