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Dec 02, 2021

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Dec 01, 2021

FRI eNews December 2021: FRI and UW News and Events

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Nov 30, 2021

The Promise of Safe Food for Billions

Read the latest issue of Grow Magazine to learn about FRI executive committee member Jae-Hyuk Yu’s vision to reduce mycotoxin contamination in food and animal feed with a new product discovered by his lab.

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Nov 17, 2021

FRI eNews Mid-November 2021: Food Safety News & Literature

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Nov 01, 2021

FRI eNews November 2021: FRI and UW News and Events

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Nov 01, 2021

Blue Sky in Badger Country: The UW Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Program

Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery director and FRI affiliate Steve Ricke says the "sky's the limit" when it comes to UW-Madison's new and expanded meat science program. Find out more about the Blue Sky in Badger Country in the November 2021 issue of Meatingplace.

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Oct 18, 2021

FRI eNews Mid-October 2021: Food Safety News & Literature

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Oct 18, 2021

Training the Next Generation of Meat Scientists

A look at the Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) food safety program, written by MSABD director and FRI affiliate Steve Ricke.

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Oct 12, 2021

CALS signs MOU with Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority

A delegation of officials from the Indonesian Food and Drug Authority of the Republic of Indonesia visited the UW­–Madison campus Sept. 23–24 to meet campus partners and sign a Memorandum of Understanding with university leaders. Ahead of the signing, FRI hosted a webinar series for agency staff on the development of food safety systems for dairy products. More trainings are planned in the future.

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Oct 12, 2021

UW scientists team with meat industry to provide food safety solution

FRI executive committee member Jeff Sindelar and HansonTech’s Robert Hanson, along with FRI’s Kathy Glass, Andy Milkowski, and graduate students Russ McMinn and Jordan Nehls, published work validating a method to ensure the destruction of Salmonella on product surfaces during impingement cooking. This project was generously funded by ConAgra Foods, Hormel Foods, Johnsonville Sausage, Jones Dairy Farm, Sugar Creek Packing, and Tyson Foods.

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Oct 01, 2021

FRI eNews October 2021: FRI and UW News and Events

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Sep 30, 2021

FRI collaborates with Indonesian FDA to provide virtual food safety training

UW alumna Dr. Penny Lukito, who leads Indonesia’s FDA, was connected to FRI through the Indonesia Alumni Chapter in Jakarta. The connection led to discussions on capacity building for Indonesia, with FRI experts providing virtual food safety training to the Indonesian FDA.

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Sep 20, 2021

FRI eNews Mid-September 2021: Food Safety News & Literature

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Sep 01, 2021

FRI eNews September 2021: FRI and UW News and Events

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Aug 18, 2021

FRI eNews August 2021: Food Safety News & Literature

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Aug 01, 2021

FRI eNews August 2021: FRI and UW News and Events

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Jul 20, 2021

FRI eNews July 2021: Food Safety News & Literature

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Jul 13, 2021

JP van Pijkeren receives USDA AFRI grant

Congratulations to FRI executive committee member JP van Pijkeren, who has received a USDA AFRI grant to develop novel antimicrobial treatments in pigs.

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Jul 06, 2021

FRI at IAFP 2021

FRI will be participating in this year’s IAFP annual meeting in Phoenix. Download a PDF of the schedule at the link below.

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Jul 01, 2021

FRI eNews July 2021: FRI and UW News and Events

FRI welcomes new director Chuck Kaspar; FRI student spotlight

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Jul 01, 2021

FRI welcomes new director

FRI welcomes its new director, Chuck Kaspar, who assumed the role on July 1, 2021. Dr. Kaspar has been part of FRI since he came to UW-Madison in 1992 as a new professor after holding positions at FDA and Cargill. His research has largely focused on the transmission and evolution of two zoonotic pathogens associated with foodborne disease outbreaks: Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) and Salmonella. EHEC is the subset of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains that are pathogenic to humans and includes E. coli O157:H7 and other (such as the “Big 6”) STEC strains.

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Jun 18, 2021

FRI eNews June 2021: Food Safety News & Literature

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Jun 01, 2021

Jeri Barak appointed associate director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station

FRI executive committee member Jeri Barak, a professor in the department of plant pathology, recently accepted a two-year appointment as the associate director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Jun 01, 2021

FRI eNews June 2021: FRI and UW News and Events

FRI Director Chuck Czuprynski to retire at end of June; Celebrating our FRI graduates

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May 19, 2021

Two FRI affiliates receive grant from Global Health Institute

Two FRI affiliate members, Döerte Döpfer and Johanna Elfenbein, are part of a UW-Madison team which was awarded a grant from the Global Health Institute for their project, “Combatting antimicrobial resistance: A complex systems approach.”

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May 01, 2021

FRI eNews May 2021

FRI Spring Meeting is May 18; The latest COVID-19 and food safety news

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Apr 02, 2021

Independent Processor feature on Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery

The April 2021 issue of the Independent Processor eMagazine includes a cover story on the new Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery building.

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Apr 01, 2021

FRI eNews April 2021

FRI + industry spotlight; the latest COVID-19 and food safety news

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Mar 01, 2021

FRI eNews March 2021

FRI Spring Meeting to be held May 18; the latest COVID-19 and food safety news

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Feb 22, 2021

Clean label ingredients

Max Golden of the FRI Applied Food Safety Lab wrote an article featured in the February 2021 issue of Meatingplace on the effect of clean label antimicrobials on the growth of C. perfringens during extended chilling.

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Feb 01, 2021

FRI eNews February 2021

FRESH seminars start online Feb. 16; Can microbial tags trace food from farm to fork?

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Jan 03, 2021

Food industry resources for COVID-19

A variety of resources are available for the food industry regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

U.S. government websites:

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Dairy industry resources:

Consumer resources

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Jan 02, 2021

FRI eNews January 2021

FRI welcomes new affiliated faculty; CDC report looks at COVID-19 among food workers

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