Website of Diane M. Barrett, Ph.D.
Fruit and Vegetable Products Specialist
UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology
Office Location: 2208 Robert Mondavi Institute South Building
Due to her plans for retirement after June of 2016, Dr. Barrett does not plan on accepting any more graduate students/visiting researchers/postdoctorate researchers into her program. However, we thank you for your inquiry, and wish you the very best of luck in your future career goals.
Better Process Control School IN-PERSON: February 9th - 12th , 2016
Better Process Control School ACIDIFIED FOODS ONLY In-Person Course, Feb. 9th - 11th, 2016 - FOR SMALL PROCESSORS!
April 7, 2015: How to Boost the Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables, Consumer Reports.org (Dr. Barrett was interviewed for the article and is quoted within.)
November 5, 2014: Study on Frozen Fruits & Vegetables by Barrett Lab: Taste Good and Good For You , Yahoo! Food website
July 2014: International Food Technologists (IFT) Award Celebration: Dr. Barrett named IFT Fellow
June 2014: Journal of Food Science's "Take 5" Video Series features Dr. Barrett speaking about the research in "Effectiveness of calcium chloride and calcium lactate on maintenance of textural and sensory qualities of fresh-cut mangos"
|NC State: Conventional thermal process design for Low-acid and acidified foods||9/29/2015|
|NC State: Advanced thermal process design for Low-acid and acidified foods||9/30/2015|
UC Food Blog
Nurturing culinary skills in 4-H
Posted 8/26/2015 - Many young adults entering the workforce know little about meal preparation. Not so for those enrolled in the foods and nutrition program in UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' (UC ANR) 4-H Youth Development Program. Youths as young as five learn...
Clearing habitat around crops fails to reduce pathogens
Posted 8/10/2015 - The effort to improve food safety by clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops is not helping, and in some cases may even backfire, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, reported today...