1991 Ph.D. Food Science & Human Nutrition, University of Florida
1987 M.S. Public Health, University of South Florida
1984 B.S. Education, University of Florida
Research interests include a focus in the area of food safety, particularly with respect to produce, juice and beverage safety. A major effort has been expended in the area of risk assessment and mitigation of foodborne pathogens associated with fresh produce. Processing technologies, including chemical and microbiological characterization of processing parameters, and alternative technologies for the reduction and/or elimination of microbial contamination also comprise a portion of the research assignment. These programs are extramurally funded. This also involves development of an active graduate student-training program, primarily within the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, and service to the University and the food industry as needed.
Teaching responsibilities have focused on graduate student advising and in the development of distance education courses. The main area of student activity has concentrated on the microbial safety of all foods, with a specific emphasis on produce. This is a stated departmental priority for both research and teaching programs. The distance educations courses created to date include Food Safety and Sanitation and HACCP Systems. The on-campus Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition was created to introduce students to a wide range of topics currently in the news.
Books Chapters (Recent)
Schneider, K.R., M.K. Fatica*, K.A. Lampel, B.R. Warren*. 2013. Chapter 34: Shigella (Shigellosis). In: Manual Of Security Sensitive Microbes And Toxins (Ed. D. Liu). CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, Boca Raton, FL. (In press).
Schneider, K.R., L. Strawn*, K.A. Lampel, B.R. Warren*. 2011. Chapter 89: Shigella. In: Molecular Detection of Human Pathogens (Ed. D. Liu). CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 1049-1059.
Wright, A.C., K.R. Schneider. 2009. Vibrios. In: Pathogens and Toxins in Foods: Challenges and Interventions (V.J. Juneja and J.N. Sofos). ASM Publishing.
Warren, B.R.*, K. Lampel, K.R. Schneider. 2009. Chapter 34: Molecular Detection of Shigella spp. in Food. In: Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens (Ed. D. Liu). CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, Boca Raton, FL. 471-484.
Rodrick, G.E., K.R. Schneider, J. Cevallos. 2009. Chapter 20: Molluscan Shellfish Depuration. In: Shellfish Safety and Quality. Eds. Shumway S. and G.E. Rodrick. Woodhead Publishing Company. Cambridge, England. 509-538.
Refereed Publications (Selected)
Harris, L.J., E.D. Berry, T. Blessington, M. Erickson, M. Jay-Russell, X. Jiang, K. Killinger, F.C. Michel, Jr., P. Millner, K.R. Schneider, M. Sharma, T.V. Suslow, L. Wang, and R.W. Worobo. 2013. A Framework for Developing Research Protocols for Evaluation of Microbial Hazards and Controls During Production That Pertain to the Application of Untreated Soil Amendments of Animal Origin on Land Used to Grow Produce That May Be Consumed Raw. J. of Food Prot. (Accepted)
Chang, A.S.*, A. Sreedharan, and K.R. Schneider. 2013. Peanut and peanut products: A food safety perspective. Food Contr. 32(1):296-303.
Sharma, C.S. *, S.K. Williams, K.R. Schneider, R.H. Schmidt and G.E. Rodrick. 2012. Sodium Metasilicate affects Growth of Campylobacter jejuni in Fresh, Boneless Uncooked Chicken Breast Fillets stored at 4ºC for 7 Days. Poultry Sci. 91:2324-2329.
Sharma C.S.*, S. K. Williams, K.R. Schneider, R. H. Schmidt and G. E. Rodrick. 2012. Antimicrobial effects of sodium metasilicate against Listeria monocytogenes. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 9:822-828.
Chang, A.S.* and K.R. Schneider. 2012. Evaluation of Overhead Spray-Applied Sanitizers for the Reduction of Salmonella on Tomato Surfaces. J. Food Sci. 71(1):65-69.
Sharma, C.S. *, S.K. Williams, K.R. Schneider, R.H. Schmidt and G.E. Rodrick. 2012. Sodium Metasilicate affects Growth of Salmonella Typhimurium in Fresh, Boneless Uncooked Chicken Breast Fillets stored at 4ºC for 7 Days. Poultry Sci. 91:719-723.
Fatica, M.F.* and K.R. Schneider. 2011. Salmonella and produce: Survival in the plant environment and implications in food safety. Virul. 2(6):1-7
Xia, X., Y. Luo, Y. Yang, B. Vinyard, K.R. Schneider and J. Meng. (2011). Effects of Tomato Variety, Temperature Differential, and Post-Stem Removal Time on Internalization of Salmonella enterica Serovar Thompson in Tomatoes. J. Food Prot. 75(2):297-303.
Strawn, L.K.*, K.R. Schneider and M.D. Danyluk. 2011. Microbial Safety of Tropical Fruits. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 51:132-145.
Teplitski, M., K. Warriner, J. Bartz, and K.R. Schneider. 2011. Untangling metabolic and communication networks: interactions of enterics with phytobacteria and their implications in produce safety. Trends Microb. 19(3):121-127.
Danyluk, M., L.O. Interiano-Villeda, L.M. Friedrich, K.R. Schneider, E. Etxeberria. 2010. Natural-light labeling of tomatoes does not facilitate growth or penetration of Salmonella into the fruit. J. Food Protect. 73(12):2276-2280.
J.T. Noel, J. Joy*, J.N. Smith, M. Fatica*, K.R. Schneider, B.M.M. Ahmer, M. Teplitski. 2010. Salmonella SdiA recognizes N-Acyl homoserine lactone signals from Pectobacterium carotovorum in vitro but not in a bacterial soft rot. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 23(3):273-82.
Fatica, M.K.*, K.R. Schneider. 2009. The use of chlorination and alternative sanitizers in the produce industry. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources. 4(52):1-10.
Mahovic, M., J.A. Bartz, K.R. Schneider, J.D. Tenney. 2009. Chlorine dioxide gas from an aqueous solution: Reduction of Salmonella in wounds on tomato fruit and movement to sinks in a treatment chamber. J. Food Prot. 72(5):952-958.
Teplitski, M., J.D. Barak, K.R. Schneider. 2009. Human enteric pathogens in produce:
Un-answered ecological questions with direct implications for food safety. Curr. Opin.
Mahovic, M.J., R. Shukla,†, R. Goodrich-Schneider, M. Wood, J.K. Brecht, K.R. Schneider. 2008. Bacillus atrophaeus spore survival on netted muskmelon surfaces after moist heat treatment. HortTechnol. 18:53-58.
Jackson, C.*, D.L. Archer, R. Goodrich-Schneider, R.B. Gravani, E.A. Bihn, K.R. Schneider. 2007. Determining the effect of good agricultural practices awareness on implentation: A multi-state survey. Food Protection Trends. Vol 27(9):684-693.
Walter, C.M.*, R.H. Schmidt, K.R. Schneider, Cornell, J. 2007. A Survey of home food safety practices of government employees in Osceola county, Florida. Food Protection Trends.
Warren, B.R.*, H-G. Yuk†, K.R. Schneider. 2007. Survival of Shigella sonnei on smooth tomato surfaces, in potato salad and in raw ground beef. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 116:400–404.
Simmons, K., M.A. Harrison, W.C. Hurst, J. Harrison, J.K. Brecht, K.R. Schneider, A. Simonne, J. Rushing. 2007. Survey of food defense practices in produce operations in the Southeast. Food Protection Trends. 27(3):174-184.
Mahovic, M.J.*, K.R. Schneider, K. Cordasco, J.K. Brecht. 2007. Salmonella recovery from tomato fruit surfaces as affected by ethylene. HortTechnol. 17(1):52-55.
Yuk, H.G.†, B.R. Warren*, K.R. Schneider. 2007. Effects of labeling tomato surfaces using a low energy carbon dioxide laser on infiltration and survival of Salmonella spp. HortTechnol.
Warren, B.R.*, R.L. Rouseff, K.R. Schneider, M.E. Parish. 2007. Identification of volatile sulfur compounds produced by Shigella sonnei using gas chromatography - Olfactometry. Food Control. 18:179-182.
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