Loan Thi Thanh Cao
Degree program: PhD in Food Science
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Les Bourquin
Loan Cao is a PhD candidate in Food Science and Environmental Toxicology at Michigan State University, where she does research and teaches undergraduate food science courses. She completed a Master’s degree in Food Science at Michigan State University in 2012. Her experience includes training in food safety management systems including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), good manufacturing practices, hygiene and sanitation, and good agricultural practices. She is a member of the MSU Extension Food Safety Team for training in HACCP and Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for clients in Michigan. Her current research focuses on the assessment and management of food safety hazards in fruit juices, particularly screening for contamination by different heavy metals in apple juice.