Vice Chair and Extension Food Toxicologist, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California at Davis
Talk title: Stayin’ Alive: A Musical Look at Contemporary Food Safety Issues
Dr. Carl Winter is the Vice Chair and Extension Food Toxicologist in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California at Davis. His research and outreach work focus upon pesticide residues and naturally-occurring toxins in foods, risk assessment, and risk communication. He has authored two books and more than 150 publications in the scientific and lay literature, has given more than 1,000 news media interviews, and has testified on several occasions for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Nicknamed the “Elvis of E. Coli” and the “Sinatra of Salmonella,” Dr. Winter is well known for his musical approach to food safety education that has included more than 250 live performances in 37 states, distribution of more than 30,000 self-produced CDs and DVDs, and more than 900,000 YouTube views.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, the recipient of the 2009 NSF International Food Safety Leadership Award, the 2012 winner of the CAST Borlaug Communication Award, and the 2016 recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists’ Bernard L. Oser Food Ingredient Safety Award.