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


  • 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