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School Researchers Receive FDA CFSAN Leveraging/Collaboration Award


November 3, 2015

The FDA CFSAN award is a result of collaborative research.

The FDA CFSAN award is a result of collaborative research.

The school’s Rob Atwill, Jennifer Chase, and Ronald Bond, along with colleagues from UC Cooperative Extension, FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), and RTI International received the FDA/ CFSAN Leveraging/Collaboration Award for outstanding contributions.

The award is a result of collaborative research between the Western Center for Food Safety at UC Davis, UC Cooperative Extension, and CFSAN to determine pre-harvest transfer coefficients for E. coli O157:H7 from wildlife scat to produce based on the publication entitled, “Transfer of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from Simulated Wildlife Scat onto Romaine Lettuce during Foliar Irrigation”. This work was published in the February 2015 edition of Journal of Food Protection. Honors were presented at the 2015 CFSAN Honor Awards Ceremony that took place in September in College Park, Maryland.