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Washington State University, in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, North Carolina State University, and the U. S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center have formed a Center of Excellence to accelerate technology transfer of microwave based food safety technologies.  The center aims to leverage resources from the government, universities, and the food industry to bridge knowledge gaps and reduce technical and regulatory hurdles for food companies, particularly small and medium sized companies.  This will be done by adopting novel technologies for the production of nutritious, safe, high-quality prepackaged foods and ready-to-eat (RTE) meals in light of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Recent News

  • Center Principal Investigators Recieve Awards

    CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Night  |  April 18, 2018

    Principal Investigators of the Center of Excellence for Food Safety, Dr. Karina Gallardo and Dr. Shyam Sablani, were honored at the CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Night. Dr. Gallardo received the Early Career Excellence Award and Dr. Sablani Received the Excellence in Advising Award.

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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

    WSU Insider  |  March 23, 2018

    Tang is the Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering. During his 22 years of research at WSU, he has yielded three U.S. patents and three pending patent applications. The FDA accepted two processes based on Dr. Tang’s technologies, paving the way to replace traditional canning methods. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and three books. His research has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Fortune and Reuters. His awards include the … » More …

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