Meat and poultry cooking video goes viral!

With more than 1M views in Adam Ragusea’s YouTube channel, his video interview entitled “Why Rare Steak is Safe — but NOT Rare Chicken” with Prof. Diez proves to be a great media for learning food safety.

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The 5th Edition of Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers has been published

CFS Founding Director Mike Doyle and Francisco Diez collaborated with Prof. Colin Hill from University College Cork in Ireland as co-editors of the thoroughly updated edition of this landmark textbook. Since its introduction in 1997, the purpose of Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers has been to serve as an advanced reference that explores the breadth and depth of food microbiology. The Fifth Edition adds coverage of the ever-expanding tool chest of new and extraordinary molecular methods to address many of the roles that microorganisms play in the production, preservation, and safety of foods.

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Center for Food Safety Director

Francisco Diez-Gonzalez Director and Professor
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
Melton Building
350 Woodroof Drive
Griffin, Ga. 30223

Recent Publications    

He Y, Zhou X, Chen Z, Deng X, Gehring A, Ou H, Zhang L, Shi X. 2020. PRAP: Pan resistome analysis pipeline. BMC Bioinform 21:20

Katz L, Griswold T, Morrison SS, Caravas JA, Zhang S, den Bakker HC, Deng X, Carleton HA. 2019. Mashtree: a rapid comparison of whole genome sequence files. J Open So Soft 4 (44), 1762 DOI: 10.21105/joss.01762

Qi Y, He Y, Beuchat LR, Zhang W, Deng X. 2020. Glove-mediated transfer of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh-cut cantaloupe. Food Microbiol 88 (103396) DOI: 10.1016/

Burnett J., Wu S.T., den Bakker H.C., Cook P.W., Veenhuizen D.R., Hammons S.R., Singh M. & Oliver H.F., Listeria monocytogenes is prevalent in retail produce environments but Salmonella enterica is rare, Food Control (2020), doi: .

Cho Y, Kim H, Beuchat LR, Ryu J-H. 2020. Synergistic activities of gaseous oregano and thyme thymol essential oils against Listeria monocytogenes on surfaces of a laboratory medium and radish sprouts. Food Microbiol. 86.