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New England Extension Food Safety Consortium; Universities of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

This website is funded by a grant from the NE Extension Consortium.

NE Extension Consortium provides equal program opportunities without regard to race, age, sex or preference, creed, or disability (2011).

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If you have any questions, you may contact the Cooperative Extension food safety specialist in your state. 

University of Connecticut:
Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD
Cooperative Extension Educator/Food Safety
University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System
New Haven County Extension Center
305 Skiff Street
North Haven , CT 06473
Voice: (203)407-3163
Fax: (203)407-3176

University of Maine:
Beth Calder, Ph.D.
Extension Food Science Specialist
Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition
5735 Hitchner Hall, Room #232
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5736
Voice: (207) 581-2791
Fax: (207) 581-1636

Jason Bolton, MS
Assistant Extension Professor for Food Safety
307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
Voice: (207) 942-7396
Cell: (207) 233-2569

University of Massachusetts:
Ljilijana Curcija, M.D., M.S.
UMass Extension
Nutrition Education Program
7 Hadley Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone: (413) 538-9053 
Fax: (413) 538-6891

Amanda Kinchla
Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor
Food Science Department
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 545-1017

University of New Hampshire:
Catherine Violette, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Extension Professor and Extension Specialist
Food and Nutrition
UNH Cooperative Extension
129 Main St.
219 Kendall Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Voice: 603-862-2496
Fax: 603-862-3758

University of Rhode Island:
Lori F.Pivarnik, Ph.D.
Coordinator Food Safety Outreach/Research
Nutrition and Food Sciences Department
University of Rhode Island
530 Liberty Lane
West Kingston, RI 02892
Voice: 401-874-2972
Fax: 401-874-2994

Martha S. Patnoad MS CFSP
Nutrition and Food Sciences Department
CE Education Center
3 East Alumni Ave.
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Voice: 401-874-2960
Fax: 401-874-2259

University of Vermont:
Londa Vanderwal Nwadike
Extension Food Safety Specialist
617 Comstock Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602-9194
Phone: 802-223-2389, Ext. 216
Fax: 802-223-6500