|Visiting a Local Packing House|
During his second week, Dr. Mahmoud worked with extension agents from ADESJO in San Jose de Ocoa and Sur Futuro en Padre las Casas. Some of the topics in the workshops included fresh produce safety hazards, surveillance of foodborne illnesses, site selection, fertilizer and pesticide safety. Good Handling Practice topics included the areas of harvesting, cooling, packaging and storage.
|Dr. Mahmoud at the ISA University|
* Dr. Mahmoud is an Assistant Professor of Food Safety/ Microbiology and Extension Specialist at Mississippi State University. His research work has covered bacterial food borne pathogens, non-thermal novel technologies/ processes to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses and control spoilage micro-organisms.