UVM EXTENSION FACULTY
Londa Nwadike, Ph.D
Food Safety Specialist
- Ph.D, University of Iowa
- MS, Kansas State University
Areas of Expertise:
Food safety for small-scale food processors (regulations, best-practices); HACCP plans and other food safety measures for meat processors; food safety for maple producers
Suggested Topics for Comment:
Food safety and food processing in developing countries; HACCP plans and food safety for meat processors; food safety for maple producers
Contact InformationOffice: 617 Comstock Road, Berlin, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 223-2389
Londa (Vanderwal) Nwadike, Extension Food Safety Specialist, works with food processors throughout Vermont to improve the safety of their products, particularly meats and other small- scale processed food products. She also assists maple producers to meet food safety requirements and provides general support to strengthen the safety of other foods produced and processed in Vermont. She is working with the VT Department of Health and the Agency of Agriculture to organize a VT Food Safety Stakeholder Summit and resultant VT Food Safety Task Force.
Londa grew up on a diversified family farm in eastern South Dakota, and has experience working in food safety in food processing plants and in various aspects of ag research in the US throughout her BS and graduate degrees. She worked in food safety for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), based in Rome, Italy for 5 years, and also has extensive experience living and working in Africa.
Academic Courses & Workshops
Provide workshops and trainings on Food Safety for Food Processors; Federal and State of Vermont Food Regulations; HACCP for Meat and Poultry Processors; Agritourism and Food Safety; Food Safety for Direct Food Marketers; Food Safety for Maple Producers; Food Safety for Childcare Providers.
- Factsheets available from: http://www.uvm.edu/extension/food/?Page=food_safety.html
Vanderwal L, Rautiainen R, Kuye R, Peek-Asa C, Ramirez M, Cook T, Culp K, Donham K. Evaluation of a hand water pump to improve work productivity, health, and safety among women vegetable farmers in the Gambia. Journal of Sustainable Agiculture 2011; 35(4):1-14.
Vanderwal L, Rautiainen R, Kuye R, Peek-Asa C, Ramirez M, Cook T, Culp K, Donham K. Establishing a community participatory process to select interventions to improve health, safety, and work productivity of women vegetable farmers in the Gambia. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2011; 24(1):36-47.
Vanderwal L, Rautiainen R, Kuye R, Peek-Asa C, Ramirez M, Cook T, Culp K, Donham K. Evaluation of long- and short-handled hand hoes developed in a participatory manner among women vegetable farmers in the Gambia. Applied Ergonomics 2011; 42:749-756
Vanderwal, LS. “Improving the health, safety and productivity of women vegetable farmers in the Gambia.” PhD Dissertation. Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. University of Iowa. 2009.
NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) report. “Hispanic laborer entangled in auger at pork processing plant.” Iowa Case Report, 2008: 04IA005.
Donham K, Vanderwal L, Sanderson W, Rautiainen R, Grafft L, Fisher E, Mohling K, Kline A. “A Model for Cooperative Agricultural Occupational Health Research.” International Congress on Occupational Health Proceedings. Cape Town, South Africa. 2009
Donham K, Kuye R, Vanderwal L, Sanderson W, Rautiainen R, Culp K, Murphy M, Cook T, Marquez S. “Education between Western and Developing Countries: The Gambia, West Africa, and Iowa, USA”. International Congress on Occupational Health Proceedings. Cape Town, South Africa. 2009
Biosecurity/SPS capacity needs assessment in Liberia report, 2010.
Assessment of the National food safety, animal health, and plant health system in the Gambia, 2009.
Assessment of the National food safety, animal health, and plant health system in Malawi, 2009.
- Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
- International Association of Food Protection (IAFP)
- National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)
- International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health
- Ph.D, University of Iowa - Agricultural Health and Safety
- M.S., Kansas State University - Food Science/Meat Safety
- B.S., South Dakota State University - Animal Science and Food Science
Honors & Awards
- Inducted into Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health- 2010
- Outstanding Graduate Student- University of Iowa Occupational and Environmental Health Department- 2010
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