SFA Faculty Listing

Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Lily Calderwood, Horticulture
Mary Ellen Camire, Food Science
Robert Causey, Animal Science
Susan Erich, Plant and Soil Chemistry
Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecology
Charlene Gray, Horticulture
Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Plant Pathology
Mark Hutton, Vegetable Crops
Pauline Kamath, Animal Health
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Clinical Nutrition
Anne Lichtenwalner, Animal Science
Robson Machado, Food Science
Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Agriculture
David Marcinkowski, Animal Science
Jade McNamara, Human Nutrition
Eileen Molloy, Human Nutrition
Renae Moran, Pomology
Angela Myracle, Human Nutrition
Balu Nayak, Food Science
Tsutomu Ohno, Soil Chemistry
Brian Perkins, Food Science
Jennifer Perry, Food Microbiology
Bryan Peterson, Horticulture
Greg Porter, Crop Ecology
Juan Romero, Animal Nutrition
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
Matthew Wallhead, Horticulture
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Professor Emerita
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition

Dr. Robson A. M. Machado

Assistant Extension Professor and Food Science SpecialistMachado

Degree: Ph.D. 2016 – The Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 207.581.3144
Email: robson.machado@maine.edu
Location: 346 Hitchner Hall

Professional Interests: Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Extension, Experimental Design

Teaching: FSN 512 Current Food Safety Systems

Research: I am a Food Science Specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and School of Food & Agriculture. I assist the farms and the food industry with research, food testing, and educational programs in areas of food science and food safety. I am especially involved with training regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). I am the only lead trainer for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in the state. I have statewide responsibilities in helping Maine farmers and food entrepreneurs develop safe foods, while assisting processors to address changing regulations when commercializing local food and beverage products.

Recent Publications:
Machado, R. A. M., Cutter, C. N. 2018. Training hard-to-reach Pennsylvanian cheesemakers about food safety using a low-tech training tool. Food Protection Trends. In Press.

Machado, R. A. M., Cutter, C. N. 2017. Sanitation indicators as a tool to evaluate a food safety and sanitation training program for farmstead cheese processors. Food Control. Vol. 78, Pages 264–269.

Machado, R. A. M., Radhakrishna, R., Cutter, C. N. 2017. Food Safety of Farmstead Cheese Processors in Pennsylvania: An Initial Needs Assessment. Food Protection Trends. Vol. 37, No. 2.

Vandeputte, E. G., Pivarnik, L., Scheinberg, J. A., Machado, R. A. M., Cutter, C. N., and Lofgren, I. E. 2015. An Assessment of Food Safety Handling Practices at Farmers’ Markets in Rhode Island Using a Smartphone Application. Food Protection Trends. Vol. 35, No. 6.

Machado, R. A. M., Scheinberg, J. A., Pivarnik, L., and Cutter, C. N. 2015. Use of the Smartphone Application “Food Safe Surveys” for Data Collection During Direct Concealed Observations. Food Protection Trends. Vol. 35, No. 5.