Wu Talks to Food Safety Magazine About Latest Research

Vivian Wu, a professor of microbiology and food safety in the School of Food and Agriculture, was interviewed by Food Safety Magazine about her latest research on food-borne pathogens. Wu’s project recently received a $150,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method to better understand food-borne pathogens. Wu said the research team’s goal is not only to better understand the process by which harmful bacteria move into the edible parts of fresh produce, but to come up with ways to prevent pathogen internalization in food.