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Table of farmers market vegetables

A focus on food safety

A UC Davis-produced video documentary highlighting the university’s role in making food safer and healthier aired  March 28 on KVIE television, Sacramento’s Public Broadcasting System station, as a segment on its Viewfinder public affairs program.

KVIE re-broadcast the program two more times:

  • Friday, March 30 — 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 1 — 6 p.m.

Watch the video on YouTube.

The nearly 30-minute piece, titled Better Safe Than Sorry: A Focus on Food, features the work of a number of researchers across campus. It tells the story of one of the families caught in the deadly 2006 E. coli outbreak in spinach, and how UC Davis and the fresh-produce industry have partnered to prevent future outbreaks and protect the quality of the food supply.

A global leader in this field, UC Davis offers a major in food science and is 1st among all American universities in the number of faculty papers written on the food sciences.

(Eggplants, peppers and butternut squash are sold in season at the Davis Farmers Market. Martin H. Wong/UC Davis photo)

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