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Harris, Linda J.

Education

Ph.D. (1991), Microbiology
North Carolina State University

Specialty

Microbial food safety and applied microbiology, with an emphasis on safety issues of fresh-cut and processed fruits, vegetables, and tree nuts..

Location
3212 RMI South
Phone Number
530-754-9485
E-Mail
ljharris@ucdavis.edu
Graduate Groups

Membership in graduate group: Food Science

Bio

My research is focused on microbial food safety emphasizing the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables and tree nuts.  I have worked to develop and validate standard microbiological methods and have used these methods to evaluate the behavior of foodborne pathogens on fruits, vegetables and tree nuts under different storage and processing conditions.  These methods have also been used to evaluate antimicrobial treatments including various sanitizers and thermal processes for their efficacy in reducing microbial populations on various cut and intact produce and tree nut surfaces.

Selected Publications
Expertise
Food Science & Technology
Campus
  • UC Davis Faculty
Extension Specialist
Yes

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