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Detection of Pathogens in Food Production Fields

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Detection of Pathogens in Food Production Fields with Laura Strawn, MS., Candidate for a Ph.D. at Cornell University in the Food Science Department with specialties in Microbiology and Epidemiology.

Laura Strawn has published four peer reviewed articles, one book chapter, over ten abstracts and organized/chaired three symposia at the annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Laura has also been a teaching assistant for multiple classes and received the outstanding teaching assistant award at Cornell in 2010. In addition, she is an avid member of professional associations, as well as multiple affiliates. She has held a number of student leadership positions at the international, national and local levels (e.g., IAFP Student Professional Development Group Chair, IFT Vice President of Membership, etc.).

1. Introduction.
2. What is a foodborne pathogen?
3. What have been the traditional methods of detection of foodborne pathogens?
4. What are the traditional methods to trace back pathogens to the production fields.
5. The Cornell University study of a method to detect pathogens in food production fields.
6. Details of the study method.
7. Findings of the study.
8. Is the method applicable to current production processes and procedures?
9. Future study & research areas.
10. Conclusion.

Laura K Strawn, M.S.
PhD Candidate, Field of Food Science and Technology
410b Stocking Hall
Department of Food Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853