Center for Food Safety
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Griffin, Ga. 30223


Atlanta Journal & Constitution aritcle "Why news about food safety is better than you might think"  with an interview with Dr. Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, professor and director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia.

Local News Interview on the salmonella in dry foods issue with Dr. Henk Den Bakker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia's Center Food Safety.


Francisco Diez-Gonzalez Director and Professor
Center for Food Safety

Recent Publications

Han D, Hung YC, Bratcher CL, Monu EA, Wang Y, Wang L. 2018. Formation of sublethally-injured Yersinia enterocolitica, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Salmonella Enteritidis cells after neutral electrolyzed oxidizing water treatments. Appl Environ Microbiol. pii: AEM.01066-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01066-18.

Maserati A, Lourenço A, Diez-Gonzalez F, and Fink RC. 2018.  iTRAQ-based global proteomic analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in response to desiccation, low aw, and thermal treatment. Appl Environ Microbiol doi: 10.1128/AEM.00393-18.

Toledo V, den Bakker HC, Hormazábal JC, González-Rocha G, Bello-Toledo H, Toro M, Moreno-Switt AI. 2018. Genomic diversity of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from clinical and non-clinical samples in Chile. Genes (Basel). 9(8). pii: E396. doi: 10.3390/genes9080396.


Prof. Xiangyu Deng recently co-authored a World Health Organization’s Landscape Paper entitled “Whole genome sequencing for foodborne disease surveillance.”

This document provides a good overview of the potential benefits and limitations of applying WGS in a global scale as well as it describes the barriers for its adoption in developing countries.

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