Dairy Basics: Fundamentals of Quality & Safety

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Kerry Kaylegian, Ph.D.
Dr. Kerry E. Kaylegian is an Assistant Research Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, Department of Food Science. Kerry provides technical support to the dairy industry and delivers outreach programs focused on improving the safety and quality of dairy products. Kerry directs and lectures in short courses on dairy preventive controls and food safety, cheese making, dairy basics for artisan processors, pasteurizer operations, and cultured products, and assists with the ice cream short courses. Her research is focused on creating resources for small-scale cheese-makers to improve the safety and quality of their cheese and meet food safety regulations. Kerry judges dairy products at several national competitions, chairs the Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition, and coaches the Penn State Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Team. She is the faculty advisor for the Pennsylvania Association of Milk Food and Environmental Sanitarians (PAMFES) and the Pennsylvania Cheese Guild, and is on the Board of Directors for the American Cheese Society and the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. Her degrees are in Food Science with an emphasis on dairy products. Kerry has a B.S. and M.s. from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellowship from Cornell University.
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