Project News

Yr-3 funding approved by USDA

posted Jun 20, 2017, 10:21 AM by Bradley Marks

We now are nearly two years into the project, and are pleased to report that our yr-3 funding has been approved by USDA. We have significant project results that will be reported at IAFP 2017 (Watch for posters, etc. to be uploaded in the "Project Outputs" link hopefully by the time IAFP 2017 begins), largely focused on: (a)  new data evaluating the use of the non-pathogenic surrogate E. faecium NRRL B-2354 in multiple food matrices as a tool for process validation., and (b) pilot-scale challenge studies with multiple technologies, including RF, extrusion, spray drying, and other legacy processes (e.g., roasting and baking).

Year-2 funding approved by USDA

posted Jun 3, 2016, 12:23 PM by Bradley Marks   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

Year-2 funding ($1M) of this five-year continuation award ($4.7M total) was approved by USDA 2016-05-25.

Project webpage "released."

posted Jun 3, 2016, 8:31 AM by Bradley Marks   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 8:31 AM ]

The project webpage ( has been release for public viewing.  PLEASE NOTE that the webpage is still a "heavy construction" zone, and new information and resources will be added over the coming weeks and months.  Please feel free to e-mail the Project Director, Dr. Bradley Marks ( if you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns about the content of this webpage.  Check back often, as we will be posting project outputs (posters, presentations, abstracts, journal articles, etc.) as they are completed and released.

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