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Department of Food Science and Nutrition
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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Joellen M. Feirtag

Joellen Feirtag Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Food Safety Specialist
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Phone: (612) 624-3629
Fax: (612) 625-5272


Resident and Outreach Teaching

Selected Scholarship 

Bonorden, M.J.L., Greany, K.A., Wangen, K.E., Phipps, W.R., Feirtag, J. Adlercreutz, H. and Kurzer, M.S. 2004. Consumption of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum do not alter urinary equol excretion and plasma reproductive hormones in premenopausal women. Eur J. Clin. Nutr., 58(12) 1635-1642.

McMullen, M.H., Hamilton-Reeves, J.M., Bonorden, M.J.L., Wangen, K.E., Phipps, W., Feirtag, J.M. and Kurzer, M.S. 2004. Equol excretion status does not affect male plasma hormone concentrations. Late Breaking Abstract, Experimental Biology 2004, Washington, D.C.

Feirtag, J.M. and M.M. Pullen. 2002. A novel intervention for the reduction of bacteria on beef carcasses. Trends in Food Protection. IN PRESS

Godden, S., Smith, S., Feirtag, J., Green, L., Wells, S., and J. Fetrow. 2002. Effect of pasteurizing colostrum and colostrum feeding strategies on colostrum and serum immunoglobulin concentrations in commercial dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. IN PRESS

Robinson R.R., Feirtag, J. and Slavin, J. 2001. Effects of dietary arabinogalactan on gastrointestinal and blood parameters in health human subjects. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 20(4):279-285.

Illsley, R., Jackson, E.D., and Feirtag, J.M. 2000. Evaluation of the sanitation program at a baking facility for production of a low acid, fruit-based product shelf stable at ambient temperatures. Dairy, Food and Environmental Sanitation 20(5):338-342.

Illsley, R., Jackson, E.D., McRae, K.B., and Feirtag, J.M. 2000. A comparison of commercial ATP bioluminescence hygiene monitoring systems with standard surface monitoring techniques in a baking facility. Dairy, Food and Environmental Sanitation 20(7):522-526.

Causey, J.L., Feirtag, J.M., Gallaher, D.D., Tungland, B.C. and Slavin, J.L. 2000. Effects of dietary inulin on serum lipids, blood glucose and the gastrointestinal environment in hypercholesterolemic men. Nutrition Research 20(2):191-201.

Velazquez, M., Davies, C., Marett, R., Slavin, J.L. and Feirtag, J.M. 2000. Effect of commercial oligosaccharides and fiber substitutes on short-chain fatty acid production by human fecal microflora and the growth of probiotic organisms during in vitro fermentation. Anaerobe. 6(2):87-92.

Velazquez, M., Tatini, S.R., and Feirtag, J.M. 2000. Evaluation of a two-step protocol for rapid detection of Salmonella in ice cream and Cheddar cheese. Food Microbiology. 17(3):349-359.



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