Seafood Extension Program Manager
M. Sc. University of California at Davis, 1975
As the statewide seafood extension program manager, Pamela Tom extends outreach information on seafood safety, quality and HACCP information to clientele with varied backgrounds and professional interests. She is director of the Seafood Network Information Center -- the "go to" source for seafood related information. She also owns and manages the Seafood HACCP Discussion mailing list with over 950 subscribers worldwide representing industry, academia, regulatory and consumer educator interests.
Price, R.J. and P.D. Tom. 1997. Monitoring and proper handling ensure seafood safety. California Agriculture. University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Reports of Research and Reviews 51(4):50-56.
McBride, S.C., R.J. Price, P.D. Tom, J.M. Lawrence and A.L. Lawrence. 2004. Comparison of gonad quality factors: Color, hardness and resilience, of Strongylocentrotus franciscanus between sea urchins fed prepared feed or algal diets and sea urchins harvested from the Northern California fishery. Aquaculture 233:405-422.
Price, R.J. and P.D. Tom. 2004. Compendium of fish and fishery product processes, hazards, and controls. National Seafood HACCP Alliance for Training and Education.
Tom, P.D. and D. Lund. 2004. Summary of invited white paper and responses to plant-derived vaccines: A new approach to international public health. Journal of Food Science 69(1):13-15.
Tom, P.D. and D. Lund. 2004. Summary of invited lee paper and responses to fermentation technology: Creative fermentation technology for the future. Journal of Food Science 69(2):CRH 35.
Awards and Honors
Elected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 2000
National Fisheries Institute FINesse Award for Seafood, Health and nutrition, and Food Safety Research, 2002
Technologist of the Biennium, presented by the International Association of Fish Inspectors, 2005
Service to the Seafood Industry in Coordinating Seafood Sensory Workshops Around the World Appreciation Plaque, presented by the US FDA, Food Products Association and National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA, 2005
Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Institute of Food Technologists, 2006
Professional Achievement Award, presented by the Chinese American Food Society, 2008
Outstanding Member, presented by the International Division of the Institute of Food Technologists, 2008
Earl P. McFee Award, presented by the Atlantic Fisheries Technologists Conference, 2008
Extension of Knowledge Activities
In cooperation with industry and regulatory agencies, Pamela Tom plans and directs training and conference programs in HACCP, sanitation control procedures, sensory decomposition, quality and seafood updates.
For more information on Pamela Tom, visit her home page.