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Name: Achyut Adhikari
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Food Safety
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Department: School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 263 Knapp Hall
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803 - 4200
Phone Number: (225) 578-2529
Fax Number: (225) 578-4443

Education/Training
  • PhD – (Food Science) Emphasis in Food safety /Food Microbiology, Washington State University 2012
  • M. Tech (Food Technology) Tribhuvan University 2004, Nepal
  • B. Tech (Food Technology)Tribhuvan University1999, Nepal
Areas of Specialization/Research
  • Understanding the persistence of foodborne pathogen in an agricultural environment; developing strategies to minimize pathogen risk associated with irrigation water and biological soil amendments.
  • Identifying and developing sustainable best practices to mitigate microbial food safety risk as it relates to growing, harvesting, holding and processing fresh produce
  • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive issue-based educational outreach programming related to food safety regulations
Professional Experience

TEACHING AREAS 
    FDSC 4070: Food Laws, Regulations and Standards

UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES

  • Member of Food Safety Task Force, LSU AgCenter
  • President elect (2015) for International Food Technology (IFT) Association Gulf Coast Section
  • Executive Advisor of Farm to Table International Symposium
  • International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) member since 2009
Awards/Grants
AWARDS and HONORS
  • Institute of Food Technologist, Puget Sound Section Scholastic Achievement Award, 2012
  • Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) fellowship, 2006
  • Netherland Organization for International Cooperation (NUFFIC) fellowship, 2005

ACTIVE GRANTS
  • Adhikari, A., Graham, C., Lewis Ivey, M. L., and Fontenot, K. Enhancing Louisiana Specialty Crop Growers Food Safety Awareness and Market Opportunities through Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices. LDAF-Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. October 1, 2014- April 30, 2017. $112,385.
  • Adhikari, A., Graham, C., and Fontenot, K. Facilitating on-farm food safety risk management practices to implement FSMA and GFSI requirements. Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center. April 1, 2015 - September 31, 2016. $49,777.

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