Call for Papers: Cereal Chemistry Focus Issue on Grain and Grain-Based Food Safety
There are a number of potential hazards relevant to grains and grain-based foods. These include both chemical (e.g., heavy metals, allergens, pesticides) and microbiological (e.g., mycotoxins, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp.) agents that have the potential to cause acute and chronic effects. Some of these hazards are well-studied and managed following regulations and good agricultural or processing practices to minimize risks associated with these hazards. Others, such as pathogenic bacteria in flour, are considered emerging hazards because factors affecting their occurrence, methods of monitoring, and prevention practices are not yet well characterized.
Under the guidance of guest editors Sheryl Tittlemier (Canadian Grain Commission), Andreia Bianchini Huebner (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Terry Koerner (Health Canada), and Michele Suman (Barilla), the 2021 Cereal Chemistry focus issue will consider research on all factors related to hazard identification and characterization, exposure assessment, and risk management for the consumption of grains and grain-based foods.
Publication of this focus issue is scheduled for January 2021, but papers will be published online upon acceptance. There are no page fees for the first 8 pages (typically 5,000 words). Submitted manuscripts will go through Cereal Chemistry’s standard rigorous peer-review process and must meet the scope and quality standards of the journal. Learn more about the scope of this special issue.
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2020
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Cereal Chemistry ScholarOne site. We look forward to reading your research
Lloyd B. Bullerman
Lloyd B. Bullerman, emeritus professor of food science, microbiology and food safety, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), died November 25, 2019, in Sioux Falls, SD, at the age of 80. Lloyd Bernard Bullerman, son of Leonard and Alma (Voss) Bullerman, was born in 1939 in Adrian, MN. He graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Wilmont, MN, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Dakota State University. After marrying Kathleen Persing in 1960, Lloyd went on to earn a doctorate in food science, with an emphasis on microbiology and food safety, from Iowa State University.
Lloyd worked in research and development for Green Giant Foods in Le Sueur, MN, before becoming a professor at UNL. His work at the university included teaching, research, and extension activities in the area of food microbiology, food mycology, and food toxicology. More specifically, his research interests included food safety, microbiology, toxicology, and mycology; mycotoxins; and the effects of processing on survival of molds and stability of mycotoxins in foods. During his 40 years at UNL, his contributions to science included 148 scientific peer-reviewed publications and 32 book chapters. Beyond these contributions, his dedication to his students left a lasting legacy to science, academia, and the field of food safety. His mentorship has made a continuing impact on the professional lives of the students and collaborators he influenced. He was the advisor of 43 graduate students, and to those students, he was a wonderful mentor and a true friend.
Lloyd was an active member of the Cereals & Grains Association, serving on the Food Safety and Microbiology (formerly Mycotoxins) Technical Committee, contributing presentations at association annual meetings, and publishing research papers in Cereal Chemistry. Lloyd was also a North American representative of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP; formerly IAFMES), who presented him with numerous awards. He received the IAFMES Elmer Marth Educator Award in 1985, the IAFP Fellow Award in 1998, and was recognized with IAFP honorary life membership in 1995. He also served as a scientific editor for the Journal of Food Protection (1988–1995).
Lloyd is survived by his wife Kathy; children: Lisa Flores (Wilmont, MN), Mike Bullerman and wife Michelle (Aurora, NE), Lori Romans and husband Skip (Lismore, MN), and Mark Bullerman (Lincoln, NE); grandchildren: Jordan, Cameron, and Quentin Flores; Nolan Forbes; Cy, Emma, and Ava Bullerman; Christina Stensland; Sarah, Dayton, and Dayona Romans; and Jacob Bullerman; great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Bristol, and Elliott Stensland; brother: Miles Bullerman and wife Jeanne; sisters-in-law: Lois Bullerman and Jean Bullerman; and many other relatives and friends. Lloyd was preceded in death by his grandson Bradley Flores; parents Leonard Bullerman and Alma Bullerman Moritz; stepfather James Moritz; brothers Lorne Bullerman and Wayne Bullerman; and grandson-in-law Cade Stensland.
Guardians of Wheat Quality Are We
That emasculate, plant, sow, mill and bake.
In this room we are like gliadin and glutenin, WE are linked together.
Like gluten, we can be sticky and hard to work with, but also flexible and strong.
Like bread let us rise
Falling Number/Low protein and shrinking wheat acres will NOT be our demise
I feel passionate about what I do, you probably do too.
The rhythm in milling
The smell of the bake
Let’s think about change
For our own sake
Limagrain Cereal Seeds
Thank you to all our corporate members, who contribute their knowledge, expertise, and professional involvement to ensure the continued strength of the association and to promote excellence in cereal grain science worldwide. We appreciate their support and encourage you to contact them directly for detailed information on their products. Visit the Cereals & Grains Association Corporate Member web page for comprehensive company and contact information.
Happy Anniversary! The following corporate members celebrated major anniversaries with the Cereals & Grains Association. Their dedication and support to the association and cereal grain science is greatly appreciated.
FSFI Centre for Grain Quality Assurance
Red Star Yeast Co. LLC
DSM Nutritional Products
Gold Coast Ingredients, Inc.
US Energy Partners LLC
The Southern African Grain Laboratory NPC
ARVALIS Institut Du Vegetal
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
NP Analytical Laboratories
OMIC USA Inc.
Seaboard Overseas Trading Group
30 or More Years
Bay State Milling Company
Canadian Grain Commission
C.W. Brabender Instruments, Inc.
FOSS North America Inc.
Grain Processing Corporation
ICL Food Specialties
McCormick & Co., Inc.
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
P&H Milling Group Limited
The Hershey Co.
The Mennel Milling Company
Wenger Manufacturing Inc.
Bellairs, J. J., Punta Gorda, FL, U.S.A.
Bullock, D. S., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, U.S.A.
Douglas, B. J., president/CEO, Cicer Foods Inc., Edmonton, AB, Canada
Frizzell, E., quality/regulatory technician, Mennel Milling, Bucyrus, OH, U.S.A.
Göncü, A., Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
Goodwin, R. T., IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY, U.S.A.
Helmick, H. D. B., graduate student, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.
Jia, C., Jilin City, China
Kauffman, C., senior product specialist, Perten Instruments/PerkinElmer, Springfield, IL, U.S.A.
Labuschagne, M., professor, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Li, R., R&D scientist, General Mills, Golden Valley, MN, U.S.A.
Lougee, R., IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY, U.S.A.
Mae, N., assistant manager, Rogers Foods Ltd., Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Park, S., Korea Food Research Institute, Food Standard Research Center, Wanju-gun, Korea
Shin, J.-E., PepsiCo, Barrington, IL, U.S.A.
Sim, E.-Y., scientist, National Institute of Crop Science, USDA, U.S.A.
Soles, T., CEO, Grouse Malt House, Wellington, CO, U.S.A.
Stewart, M., director, plant based protein R&D, Ingredion Incorporated, Bridgewater, NJ, U.S.A.
Tao, H., Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A.
Waters, T., chemist, McKee Foods Inc., Collegedale, TN, U.S.A.