Dept. of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

Liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight (LC-Q/TOF) is proving one of the most comprehensive methods for testing food authenticity, according to Dr Stéphane Bayen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry at McGill University.

Classified as: Stephane Bayen
Published on: 2 May 2022

On March 26th, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. André Lamontagne, announced grants totaling $7.1M to three organizations engaged in the food processing sector, including $6M in funding to The Consortium for Research, Innovation and Transformation of Agrifood (RITA) at McGill University over the next 5 years. 

Classified as: Salwa Karboune, Consortium-RITA, grant
Published on: 27 Mar 2022

McGill University has joined Moderna’s mRNA Access program, which aims to accelerate innovation and enable new vaccines and medicines for emerging and neglected infectious diseases through collaborative research and preclinical development. McGill is the first university in Canada to join this program as it ramps up its international rollout.

Classified as: Martha Crago, Hamilton Bennett, Moderna, vaccination
Published on: 25 Mar 2022

McGill University has joined Moderna’s mRNA Access program, which aims to accelerate innovation and enable new vaccines and medicines for emerging and neglected infectious diseases through collaborative research and preclinical development. McGill is the first university in Canada to join this program as it ramps up its international rollout.

Classified as: Martha Crago, Hamilton Bennett, Moderna, vaccination
Published on: 25 Mar 2022

On December 13th at a ceremony hosted by the Canadian Governor General’s Office in Ottawa, Ebrahim (Eby) Noroozi, MSc'78 (Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry), was presented with The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in the presence of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada.

Classified as: Ebrahim Noroozi, award, governor general, Volunteering
Published on: 17 Dec 2021

Rassembler des entreprises concurrentes autour d’une même table avec des chercheurs pour innover : c’est le défi sur lequel mise, depuis 2017, le Consortium de recherche et d’innovation sur la transformation alimentaire (RITA) à l’Université McGill. Et ça marche.

Classified as: Consortium de Recherche et d'Innovation sur la Transformation Alimentaire, RITA, Salwa Karboune
Published on: 16 Nov 2021

During the last year and a half, the world’s attention has been focused squarely on SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. While deadly, this virus is only one of many pathogens that threaten our well-being. For many years, scientists have been warning about another microscopic menace: drug-resistant microbes.

Classified as: covid-19, health, Jennifer Ronholm, Paul Thomassin
Published on: 4 Oct 2021
[Authors: Bridget O'Brien is a 4th year undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science (Microbiology & Immunology), and an Honours student with Dr Ronholm. This paper stems from her NSERC USRA research project with Dr Ronholm in the summer 2020; Dr Jennifer Ronholm is an Assistant Professor in both the Departments of Animal Science and Food Science, whose research focuses on the microbiome of food-producing animals]
Classified as: food safety, covid-19, Jennifer Ronholm, food transmission
Published on: 10 Dec 2020

In an age of mass food production and distribution, McGill’s Food Safety and Quality Program has been working toward developing innovative ways to ensure safety in the Canadian and global food supply chain. And with forward-thinking researchers like Dr. Xiaonan Lu at its helm, the program is well on its way to fulfilling that mission.

Lu, the newly appointed Ian and Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety and a leader in the field of food safety and food microbiology, is excited to shift the research he started seven years ago to McGill’s Macdonald Campus.

Classified as: e-newsletter
Published on: 14 Sep 2020

Plus de 450 personnes ont officiellement contracté la bactérie salmonelle de souche Newport au Canada cet été, dont 23 au Québec. Selon l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments (ACIA), une personne en est possiblement morte, tandis que 66 personnes ont dû être hospitalisées.

...Qu’est-ce que la salmonellose ?

Classified as: salmonella, onions, ognions
Published on: 9 Sep 2020
| Caitlin MacDougall

During the 2020 edition of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual conference, held virtually on July 13-15, two Macdonald Campus Food Science teams representing McGill competed as finalists in the prestigious 2020 Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development Competition and the 2020 Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition.

Classified as: food innovation, IFSTA competition, novel food products
Published on: 22 Jul 2020

Jennifer Ronholm, professeure adjointe au Département des sciences animales et au Département des sciences de l’alimentation et de la chimie agricole, nous parle de sécurité au super marché et offre quelques conseils pratiques afin de se protéger du SARS-CoV-2 lorsque vous faites vos courses. Dans le cadre de ses recherches, elle utilise des techniques de séquençage de prochaine génération pour étudier l’effet du microbiome des animaux destinés à la consommation sur la qualité des aliments ainsi que l’effet du microbiome des aliments sur la santé humaine.

Classified as: covid-19, sécurité alimentaire
Published on: 18 Jun 2020

With this current pandemic, questions around manufacturing and food safety are becoming a bigger concern for those in the production and distribution chain, as well as consumers. Here are five of the biggest questions pertaining to food safety, and answers that may help. Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry Course Coordinator Eby Noroozi tackles some of the issues.

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Classified as: food safety, covid-19, pandemic, food production
Published on: 12 Jun 2020

The World Economic Forum created the Young Scientists Community in 2008, to engage leaders with science and the role it plays in society. The class of 2020 represents 25 researchers at the forefront of scientific discovery from 14 countries across the world.

Classified as: World Economic Forum, Research
Published on: 1 Jun 2020

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