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Angela Shaw Receives Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research to Angela Shaw, associate professor in food science and human nutrition and extension specialist.

Shaw’s research is focused on food safety intervention practices from the farm through the grocery store environment. Her research, extension and outreach funding has attracted more than $3 million from external and internal sources.

For the past three years, Shaw has led regional efforts to help fruit and vegetable growers and food processors throughout the Midwest to improve practices to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. The work is done as part of the North Central Region Center (NCR) for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance.

Her team trains fruit and vegetable growers and processors on best food safety practices. Produce growers with more than $28,075 in annual produce sales must go through the required Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training. The success of the trainings is determined through surveys distributed to participants at the end of the year.

Read more about Shaw and her research on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.