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Feb 02, 2020

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Feb 01, 2020

FRI eNews February 2020

FRI welcomes new faculty and staff additions; FRESH seminars start Feb. 25

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Jan 30, 2020

FRI Remembers Bob Deibel

The Food Research Institute is saddened to announce the recent passing of Dr. Robert H. Deibel, who had deep ties to the Institute as well as UW-Madison. Dr. Deibel began his career at the University of Wisconsin with FRI in 1966. He became a full Professor in 1970 and served as chair of the department of bacteriology for three years while mentoring numerous graduate students in their pursuit of advanced degrees. In 1979, Dr. Deibel founded Deibel Laboratories, a commercial laboratory for the microbiological testing of foods, water, and cosmetics.

Together with his wife Carol, Dr. Deibel generously donated to FRI to establish two endowed graduate fellowships, one in food safety and the other in probiotics. Thanks to the Deibels’ gift, FRI is able to continue training the next generation of food safety experts.

“Bob’s contributions in academia, and the broader world of food safety, were huge,” said FRI Director Chuck Czuprynski. “He will be missed.”

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Jan 24, 2020

Meatingplace Profile on Jeff Sindelar

Meatingplace recently featured FRI executive committee member Jeff Sindelar in its January 2020 issue. In addition to his duties as a meat science extension specialist, Sindelar is leading efforts to close the science gaps in Appendix A & B.

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Jan 01, 2020

FRI eNews January 2020

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce from Salinas continues; Registration filling fast for Better Process Cheese School

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