Joell Eifert - Virginia Tech Department of Food Science

Added by Joell Eifert • Last updated April 16, 2021
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Preventive Controls (PCs), Food Safety Plan, General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training
State: VA


Education Bachelor of Science, Biology (Microbiology Emphasis), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, June 1988 Master of Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Food Safety Emphasis, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, June 2014 Experience June 1992 to June 1993 Senior Microbiologist: Nestlé Refrigerated Food Company June 1993 to June 1994 QA Laboratory Technical Manager: Nestlé Refrigerated Food Company June 1994 to January 1996 QA Coordinator: Nestlé Refrigerated Food Company Jan 1996 to Jan 1998 Pilot Plant Development Technologist: Nestlé Research and Development Feb 2004 to Sept 2010 Director, Food Processor Technical Assistance Program: Department of Food Science and Technology, VA Tech Sept 2010 to April 2011 Consumer Safety Officer/Investigator: Food and Drug Administration April 2011 to April 2012 R&D Lab Manager/Nutritionist: United Pet Group April 2012 to Feb 2013 Quality Assurance (QA) Department Manager, Chemical and Feed Products: United Pet Group March 2013 to Aug 2014 Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Food Safety: VA Cooperative Extension Aug 2014 to Present Director, Food Innovations Program: Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech Selected Grants • Neill, C., J. Eifert, K. Morgan and K. Niewolny. 2018. Food as a business initiative of the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program. Apr 2018 – Sep 2019. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (USDA). $50,000 (25%). • Boyer, R. R., M. Chase, J. Eifert. 2016. A multistate effort to integrate and expand farmers’ market food safety materials. Sep 2016-Aug 2019. (USDA NIFA). $525,610 (20%). • Williams, R. and J. Eifert. 2018. Preventive controls training for the food processing industry in Virginia. Jan 2018-May 2018. Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. $31, 982. • Boyer, R. R., K. Bacon, M. Chase, B. Chapman and J. Harrison. 2013. Investigating and enhancing positive food safety culture in farmers’ markets. Oct 2013-Sept. 2018. (USDA-AFRI). $425,000 (50%). • Strawn, L., R. Boyer, A. Vallotton, R. Williams and Eifert, J. A. 2016. A southern training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance center to enhance produce safety. University of Florida (USDA NIFA/FDA). $56,000.   Teaching Experience Extension Education: • Preventive Controls for Human Food. 2016-current (Lead Instructor since 2015) • Produce Safety Rule. 2017- present (Instructor since 2016) • Current Good Manufacturing Practice. 2019 - present • Recalls and Recall Plan Development. 2019 - present • Starting a Food Business. 2005 - present • Juice HACCP. 2014, 2015, 2019 • Retail HACCP. 2016, 2019 • Better Process Control School. 2005, 2010, 2015 Other Professional Memberships and Certifications: • Conference for Food Protection (2016 to present) o Council I Academic Member, Conference for Food Protection (2016 and 2018) o Co-chair, Publication Standing Committee, Conference for Food Protection (2018 to present) • Member, International Association for Food Protection (2005 to present) o Beverage and Acid/Acidified Foods Professional Development Group o Beverages and Acid/Acidified Foods Professional Development Group • Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Food and Beverages (2019 to present) • Member, Virginia Specialty Food Advisory Committee (2016 to present) • ServSafe Certified Instructor and Examination Proctor (2009 to present) • Juice HACCP Alliance Juice HACCP Certification (April 2010) • Better Process Control School Certification, Ohio State University (March 1996) Selected Publications Refereed Journal Publications Dharmarha, Vaishali; Boyer, Renee; Strawn, Laura; Drape, Tiffany; Eifert, Joell; Vallotton, Amber; Pruden, Amy; Ponder, Monica. 2020. An Assessment of Produce Growers’ Sanitizer Knowledge and Practices on the Correct Use of Sanitizers. Food Protection Trends. 40 (3), 140-146 Extension Publications Eifert JA, Boyer R, Williams RC. 2020. Vegetable Fermentation. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication: FST-328P Dodson, S. B., Boyer, R. R., Chase, M. W., Eifert, J. D., Eifert, J., Strawn, L. K., & Villalba, A. (2016). Safe Handling and Storing of Raw Fruits and Vegetables (FST-234P). Virginia Cooperative Extension. Retrieved from http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/FST/FST-234/FST-234-PDF.pdf Strawn, L., Dodson, S., Chase, M., Eifert, J., Eifert, J., & Boyer, R. (2016). Safe handling and storage of raw fruits and vegetables. (FST-234). Retrieved from https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/FST/FST-234/FST-234-PDF.pdf

 


 


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Added by Marina Abitia • Last updated October 11, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs); Preventive Controls (PCs); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
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Added by Brenden St John • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs); Preventive Controls (PCs); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
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Hannah Doyle - UVM Extension
Added by Hannah Doyle • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs); Preventive Controls (PCs); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
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