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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Food Science and Human Nutrition

The Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) Department is a multi-coordinated research program of food safety, quality and chemistry. Collaborating with multiple universities across the United States and with federal regulators, food safety training programs for agricultural industries are led by UF/IFAS FSHS faculty and staff throughout the state of Florida. Throughout the year, the following trainings needed for growers and farmers to meet state and federal requirements are held in-person or online.

Training Programs

  • Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Program (HACCP)
  • Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • Produce Safety Alliance Advanced Training

Food chemistry is an in-depth look into the flavor and composition of our food. To gain a better understanding of consumer preferences, sensory panels for fruit and fruit flavored food products (ex. energy drinks, etc.) are held multiple times a year. Using the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology, virtual computer programs are being created to help the flavor industry have a better understanding of consumer interests and their buying tendencies of food products.

 Portrait of Dr. Michelle Danyluk
Dr. Michelle Danyluk
Area of focus: microbial food
safety and quality

 Portrait of Taylor O’Bannon
Taylor O’Bannon
State Specialized Extension
Agent, Food Safety
Area of focus: food safety
extension programs

 Portrait of Dr. Yu Wang
Dr. Yu Wang
Associate Professor
Area of focus: food chemistry
and quality