BSM 342  Food Microbiology

Syllabus

Lectures

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)

Prions

    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/BSEbrochure12-2006.pdf

    CJD and vCJD  http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cjd/detail_cjd.htm

Enteroviruses

Toxins from fungi and algae

Intestinal Helminths (Powerpoint)

        Intestinal Helminths (handout)

Intestinal Protozoa

Gram Positive Endospore Forming Bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus       

ENTERIC Bacteria

Labs

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