Meet Carla Napier, MS
Carla Napier serves as a microbiologist at HP Environmental where she manages SARS CoV-2 genetic testing, Legionella spp. culturing, potability testing, total fungal spore counting, and unique project work including proposal writing. With technical expertise in the areas of microbiology, food science and food safety, she is able to recover microorganisms from similarly complex microbial environments such as water-impacted building materials.
Carla has extensive knowledge about recovering, growing and identifying microorganisms from many environments including food manufacturing, office, home, and outdoor environments. She has expertise in the areas of laboratory auditing, management and safety with extensive knowledge about to apply regulatory requirements from the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety and Modernization Act to the food manufacturing environment.
Bachelors of Science in Biology, George Mason University
Masters of Science in Food Safety, Michigan State University
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Prior to joining HP Environmental, Carla worked at Abbot Nutrition and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), formerly the National Food Processors Association (NFPA). She has specifically studied environmental pathogens such as Salmonella serovars, Listeria spp., Escherichia coli serotypes, Legionella spp., Staphylococcus spp., and general microorganisms in multiple matrices. She also holds a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certificate, Better Process Control School Certificate, and was formerly recognized as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) in the state of Virginia with a national certificate from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
- Effect of Storage Temperature on the Outgrowth and Toxin Production of Staphylococcus aureus in Freeze-Thawed Precooked Tuna Meat, Journal of Food Protection (2016), 79 (4): 620-627.
- Development of a Dry Inoculation Method for Thermal Challenge Studies in Low-Moisture Foods by Using Talc as a Carrier for Salmonella and a Surrogate (Enterococcus faecium), Journal of Food Protection (2015), 78 (6): 1106-1112.
- Survival of Salmonella Tennessee, Salmonella Typhimurium DT104, and Enterococcus faecium in Peanut Paste Formulations at Two Different Levels of Water Activity and Fat, Journal of Food Protection (2014), 77 (8): 1252-1259.