Kovacevic Food Safety Outreach & Research Program
Dr. Kovacevic's Food Safety Outreach & Research Program assists Oregon and the Pacific Northwest's food production and processing industries in addressing Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements, and challenges with foodborne pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes.
We offer education and training assistance to food growers and processors, ranging from the beginner to advanced levels. Together with our partners on-campus and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, we offer programs that provide basic training in food safety, current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), environmental monitoring programs, Listeria controls and troubleshooting, and advanced trainings needed to comply with FSMA requirement.
The Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety is one of four U.S. regional centers created in 2015 to support the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)- related education, training, extension and outreach efforts. This partnership, led by Oregon State University, encompasses 13 Western states and territories of American Samoa and Guam.
The Listeria Hub to Enhance Learning, Prevention and Research ("Listeria HELPR") aims to promote and provide practical solutions for the control of Listeria monocytogenes in the food industry. More information coming soon!