Department: Food Science and Technology

Laura K. Strawn

Laura StrawnAssistant professor, Extension specialist
Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Department of Food Science and Technology

Expert in produce food safety

lstrawn@vt.edu
757-414-0724
http://www.fst.vt.edu/aboutus/faculty/strawn/index.html

Expertise

  • Microbial safety of produce production at both the pre- and post-harvest level
  • Detection and source tracking of foodborne pathogens, specifically Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes
  • Educational food safety programming, including GAPs, HACCP, FSMA
  • Food preservation
  • Food microbiology and safety