Current Lab News

Food Safety Implications for Raising Backyard Poultry

By Carley VanNorman | October 6, 2020 |
Chickens by the straw

Do you know that you should be practicing food safety guidelines if you raise poultry in your backyard? One of our lab members, Carley, has written an article that explains why this is important. Her article discusses the many ways that cross contamination can occur while collecting eggs and processing the birds. When you get…

Dr. Feng Publishes Pet Food Study

By Carley VanNorman | September 6, 2020 |
A cat eating from a dish outside.

Do you wash your hands after interacting with or feeding your pet? You might want to start doing that if you aren’t already. Dr. Feng has recently published a fascinating study that looks at how pet owners interact and feed their pets. She makes the connection, that pet owners could be getting sick because they…

Dr. Feng Publishes Food Safety Culture Article.

By Carley VanNorman | May 19, 2020 |

Dr. Feng has recently written an article about food safety culture during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her article appears in Refrigerated and Frozen Foods magazine and is titled “How to Create and Reinforce Food Safety Culture During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Dr. Feng writes about how food manufacturing companies should look into revising protocols to help keep…

Congratulations Tressie!

By Carley VanNorman | May 8, 2020 |

Our lab member Tressie has just graduated with her Master of Science (in Food Science) this year. The title of her thesis is, “Subjective Norms in Food Safety: An Evaluation of Classroom and Popular Web-Based Key Influencers’ Impact on Consumer Food Safety”. The thesis describes evaluation of a researcher-developed high-school food safety curriculum by experts…

A Great Article About Keeping Food in the Freezer

By Carley VanNorman | March 19, 2020 |
Frozen beef

Dr. Betty Feng recently participated in an interview and discussed an article titled “Here’s How Long Frozen Meat Actually Lasts, According to a Food Scientist.” Within the article written by Jake smith, a Syracuse University graduate, the topics of storing food in a freezer are discussed at a level that everyone can easily understand. This…

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: