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Lynette Johnston

Assistant Professor and Food Safety Extension Specialist


Schaub Food Science Building, Room 339


Area(s) of Expertise

My interests include working with NC food processors and fresh produce growers to reduce microbial risks through a comprehensive education and extension program, with a particular focus on the implementation of FSMA regulations.

Extension and Outreach Activities

  • Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • Produce Safety Rule
  • Foreign Supplier Verification Programs
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Sanitation and Allergen Management
  • Environmental Monitoring Programs

Teaching Activities

  • Food Microbiology (FS 405/505)

Professional Memberships

  • NC Food Safety and Defense Task Force (chair-elect)
  • NC Fresh Produce Task Force (Executive committee)
  • International Association for Food Protection
  • Institute of Food Technologists


Ph.D., Food Science, North Carolina State University (2005)
B.S., Food Science (Honors I), Texas Tech University (1998)