Melvin Pascall, Ph.D.
Food Science and Technology
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Safety
Areas of Expertise: food packaging, antimicrobial packaging, food contact surface sanitization, food safety, food regulations
One of the main functions of packaging is the protection of food, drugs and pharmaceutical products from biological, chemical and physical contamination. My 28 years of experience in food packaging will be an asset to this center. In addition to this, my research in food contact surface sanitation also adds to the assets of the center. This collaboration provides me with the opportunity to network with faculty members from other colleges and departments. It also allows my graduate students to gain experience in the use of equipment and analytical techniques that are not available in my home department. As a result of previous inter-college collaboration, one of my students received the 2009 Italian Packaging Association award. I was recently awarded a CCTS-PHPID award for a seed proposal and look forward to working with this group.
FIC members Jianrong Li and Melvin Pascall have been investigating the effectiveness of killing viruses that spread foodborne illnesses using commercial sanitization used at restaurants. Read more