BSM 342  Food Microbiology



Introduction to Food Microbiology

Historical Landmarks in Microbiology related to Food

        Two papers on Spontaneous Generation

1.  Turbevill Needham (1748)  A summary of some late observations upon the Generation, Composition and Decomposition of Animal and Vegetable Substances

2.  Russell Levine and Chris Evers (1999)  The Slow Death of Spontaneous Generation (1668-1859)


    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

    CJD and vCJD


Toxins from fungi and algae

Intestinal Helminths (Powerpoint)

        Intestinal Helminths (handout)

Intestinal Protozoa

Gram Positive Endospore Forming Bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus       

ENTERIC Bacteria


Asceptic technique in the lab and kitchen using sourdough bread dough as media

Use of the microscope

Simple and differential staining

LABS FOR 3/27 AND 3/28 BSM342

Enumeration of bacteria

Sauerkraut production (John Lindquist, Univ. Wisc.,Madison

Homework and Handouts