Kalmia E Kniel

Animal and Food Sciences

Phone: (302) 831-6513

Email: kniel@udel.edu

Office: 019 Townsend Hall

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • Specializes in the safety of fruits and vegetables, microbial food safety, food science and food processing.
  • A distinguished virologist, Kniel examines microorganisms on fresh produce and methods of inactivating them.
  • Works on understanding transmission, survival and risks associated with norovirus, hepatitis A virus, emerging enteric viruses, Salmonella species, and pathogenic E. coli species.
  • Spent two years working for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, studying parasites, food safety and addressing possible vaccine issues.

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Professor, Animal and Food Sciences

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food safety, fruits, vegetables, virology, infectious disease, food science, food processing, parasitology, microbiology, tainted food, food recalls