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Contact

ljharris@ucdavis.edu

Office: 3212 RMI South Bldg
Lab: 3221 RMI South Bldg

Phone: (530) 752-2358

Lab: (530) 752-2826

Fax: (530) 752-0382

Linda J. Harris

PhD, CFS

Co-Principal Investigator, Chair

Contact

ljharris@ucdavis.edu

Office: 3212 RMI South Bldg
Lab: 3221 RMI South Bldg

Phone: (530) 752-2358

Lab: (530) 752-2826

Fax: (530) 752-0382

Research Interests

Dr. Harris’ research program is in the area of microbial food safety with a focus on the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables and nutmeats. Her research team has worked to develop and validate standard methods for inoculation and recovery of pathogens from a range of produce items. They have used these methods to evaluate the behavior of foodborne pathogens in juices, and on fruits, vegetables and nutmeats stored under a variety of conditions. The methods have also been used to evaluate various sanitizers for their efficacy in reducing microbial populations on various cut and intact produce surfaces and to validate thermal and non-thermal processes for treating nuts.

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