Auburn University assistant professor Yifen Wang prepares to analyze slides of food samples in his biosystems engineering laboratory. Wang has served on the Beijing Olympic Food Safety Expert Committee since 2005.
– With more than 10, 000 athletes and 22, 000-plus international journalists in Beijing, China, for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, an Auburn University biosystems engineering assistant professor has played a pivotal role in helping ensure that the foods they are served are safe.
Auburn’s Yifen Wang is one of 15 food safety authorities on the Beijing Olympic Food Safety Expert Committee. This international group has been working since 2005 in establishing safety standards and setting up systems for food testing and monitoring, including a mobile laboratory.