Adam Borger

Outreach Coordinator

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences l Food Research Institute

Hometown: Apple Creek, OH

Adam Borger has worked in the food industry for 14 years as a microbiologist before joining the UW-Madison Food Research Institute. His area of expertise is food microbiology and food safety, focusing on both consumers and food manufacturers. He now works closely with industry, government, academia and the general public to provide education on prevention of food borne illness and frequently gives public talks, seminars and also teach undergraduates.


Food Microbiology: The Good Microbes, The Bad Microbes and the Ugly Microbes.

This talk will focus on food borne microorganisms and how they impact food production and consumer health. We will discuss beneficial microbes, spoilage microbes and pathogens as well as ways to prevent food borne illness.