Michael James

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Research Assistant II

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Biography

Facility manager of all research activities in the MSU BSL-2 Pilot Processing Facility.  Mainly, management  involves developing and implementing pilot-scale food safety interventions for reducing pathogens, such as Salmonella and Listeria, using various food processing  technologies.  Recent projects have consisted of food products such as: almonds, dates, wheat flour and kernels, celery, strawberries, lettuce, spinach, beef, poultry, and pork.  Also, different food processing technologies are utilized such as: moist and dry-heating ovens, ozone, irradiation, chlorine dioxide, chemical sanitization, and water activity modification.