Current Lab News

Coronavirus Article (Chinese Version)

By Carley VanNorman | February 9, 2020 |


Home-Based Vendor Law

By Carley VanNorman | February 8, 2020 |
Farmer's market picture

One of our talented graduate students, Han Chen, has written an article about the Indiana Home-Based Vendor law. The article specifically talks about how to label products so they are in accordance with the law. Take a moment to read this informative article that Han has written.

Protection Against the Coronavirus

By Carley VanNorman | January 29, 2020 |

Over the past week information and statistics on the Coronavirus has been all over the news. With how quickly the virus has spread we all need to be aware of how to protect ourselves and those we care about from getting sick. Dr. Feng has written an article on how to keep ourselves from getting…

PCQI Training

By Han Chen | January 13, 2020 |

Two-and-half day Preventative Control Qualified Individual (PCQI) training was held from January 8th to 10th at Purdue Nelson Hall of Food Science. This training provides a better understanding of the participants on the basic requirements of FSMA preventive controls for human food rules and familiarizes participants with the application of risk-based preventive controls. There were…

Our Lab’s Turkey Preparation Video

By Carley VanNorman | November 16, 2019 |
Turkey in the oven.

It is getting to be that time of year again. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and we know many people will be preparing a turkey to eat. If you would like to see how to safely prepare a turkey, check out the video that our lab made! Click on the link to watch our video:

Our Lab’s Grilling Video

By Carley VanNorman | October 5, 2019 |
Pork chops over a hot grill.

Last spring our lab decided to create a video to educate people on how to properly prepare chicken and pork chops. Many people are not aware of the many food safety precautions that should be taken to avoid getting sick. Our video goes over preparation, cooking, storage and all the steps in between to create…

2019 International Association for Food Protection Conference

By Carley VanNorman | August 2, 2019 |
Han (left), Tressis (middle), and Emiliy (right) standing in front of the health professionals poster

International Association for Food Protection Conference (IAFP) is a leading food safety conference around the world. Each year, an annual meeting is hosted by IAFP in North America with over 3000 attendees from universities, industry and government agencies. The conference provides a great opportunity to learn about food safety from different perspectives as well as…

Challenge and opportunity in food safety

By Carley VanNorman | June 24, 2019 |
Dr. Feng talking to students.

Dr. Feng recently visited Liaocheng University. The purpose of the trip was to give a presentation about food safety issues with undergraduate students, faculty members in Food Science, and the deans of the college of Agriculture. Some of the topics that they talked about involved overviews of food safety challenges in the United States and…

Summary of Spring Fest 2019

By Carley VanNorman | June 18, 2019 |
Juan and Tressie pose in front of the station after setting up the activities.

Purdue Spring Fest: Feng Lab Focuses on Food Safety The Feng lab participated in Spring Fest held annually at Purdue. Spring Fest is a two-day event that allows families to come to Purdue’s campus for a weekend of fun and learning. To teach Spring Fest attendees about food safety, members of the Feng lab built…

Students Attending 4-H Academy Learn about Food Safety in Industry

By Carley VanNorman | June 18, 2019 |
Tressie leading a discussion for a 4-H workshop.

Eighteen students attending the 4-H Academy on June 13, 2019 put their problem-solving skills to the test as they assumed the role of employees in a fictitious food company to learn about food safety in industry. The students reviewed tests being run within their facility and analyzed whether each test was performed for food safety…