Pragathi Kamarasu Wins Fellowship to Foster Food Safety

Pragathi Kamarasu Wins Fellowship to Foster Food Safety

This Food Science PhD candidate is driven to make leafy greens safer for consumption

Kamarasu is collaborating with Food Science Extension Associate Professor Amanda Kinchla on a research project that’s funded by a Food Safety Fellowship she received in September from the Capital Area Food Protection Association (CAFPA), with sponsorship from the Kikkoman Biochemifa Corporation.

Her research will involve conducting surveys and leading workshops designed to encourage produce-handling professionals to stay abreast of and follow CDC-recommended cleaning and sanitation practices. It will also include investigating the role ATP testing can play in ensuring better sanitation of processing equipment.