Do you have a food safety question?

ask a scientist

with Kiley Doherty

You want answers?

(click below to see Questions and Answers)

Ready to Eat

Foods that are already prepared and do not require further cooking before consumption like bread, cereal, chips, crackers, nut mixes, and canned goods like tuna or tomato sauce.

Answers
Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Including red meat (beef, pork, and lamb), poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, etc.) and seafood (freshwater and seawater) including crustaceans.            

Answers
Produce: Frozen & Fresh

Fruits like apples, citrus, tropical, berries, and melons. Veggies like leafy greens and sprouts, cruciferous, marrow, root, stems, herbs, mushrooms, nuts.

Answers
Dairy & Eggs

Such as liquid eggs, frozen eggs, dried and powdered egg and egg products, and milk, yogurt, kefir, eggnog, hard and soft cheeses, cream, butter,
ice cream.                                                                

Answers
unpasteurized raw
Unpasteurized / Raw

Like cider, fruit juices, honey, eggs and milk & milk products - foods that are not cooked or pasteurized.

Answers
preparation & cooking

Such as peeling, chopping, cutting, washing & any process that involves applying heat. Also storage.

Answers
cleaning & handling
cleaning & handling

At the store or the market, as well as washing, sanitizing and disinfecting spaces and utensils.

Answers
Water & Beverages

Such as juices, alcoholic beverages, teas, coffee, nut milks and other non-dairy beverages.

Answers

Buddies Recommending Me

I know a good person when I see one and Kiley is the best!
Nellie
Kiley is sharp, intelligent and thorough. She doesn't scrimp when it comes to her work. She's passionate about finding out and sharing knowledge. We need more people in the world with Kiley's grit and determination! She's got a killer sense of style too!
Vanessa

Kiley Doherty

Kiley Doherty received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona. Surviving a foodborne outbreak in 2013 (that occurred in her hometown of Phoenix, AZ) was the catalyst by which Kiley became interested in food safety and epidemiology.
After being infected with E. coli O157:H7, and subsequently developing HUS, Kiley almost died. Pursuing a career in public health seemed like the obvious career choice. Among other life goals, she hopes to raise awareness about the severity of foodborne illness and reduce the number of outbreaks.
In May 2022, Kiley graduated with her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of California, Berkeley. She enjoyed her time as a golden bear and completed her capstone project: Evaluating Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Infected Children: a Systematic Review. She is excited to continue to do research with STOP and Michigan State University.
When she’s not working like a dog, Kiley likes to surf and hike throughout the Bay Area, spend time with friends, and search for the best bowl of ramen.