PhD in Food Science. Wason Student Selected for Food Marketing Institute Foundation Scholarship

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Food Science PhD student Surabhi Wason’s research focuses on improving microbial safety of low humidity to improve food safety.

Surabhi Wason, a U of A PhD student, was selected by the Food Marketing Institute Foundation to receive a $3,000 scholarship.

Wason, who is working on a Ph.D. in Food Science, also received registration, travel, and hotel fees to attend the SQF Unites conference in Orlando, Florida.

Wason’s research is part of a three-year USDA-funded project to improve low humidity microbial safety using novel thermal (radiofrequency) and non-thermal (antimicrobial gas technologies) technologies. The objective is to provide solutions to improve food safety without compromising the nutritional and sensory qualities of food.

She is advised by Jeyam Subbiah, professor and head of the Department of Food Science and researcher and scientist at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the U of A System’s agriculture division.

Wason plans to pursue industry-based projects and focus on the full inclusion of food safety and quality elements in production as well as quality assurance operations through the implementation of standards standards of food safety management systems in food industries.

“Attending the SQF conference will allow me to connect with peers in the field of food safety and share skills and experiences to contribute to a better world when it comes to “food safety”, he said. she declared. “I am grateful to my advisor, Dr. Subbiah, for his continued support and guidance.”

The IMF Foundation provides vital research, collaboration, and education to address food security, health, and nutrition concerns. Founded in 1996, it aims to ensure the continued quality and efficiency of the food retail system and is operated for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.

SQF Unites offers a wide variety of opportunities for education, peer connection and engagement. Participants learn valuable food safety information, knowledge of the latest industry trends, and establish new business relationships.

About Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

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