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Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in The Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum

Investigators
Kniel-Tolbert, Kalmia; Sharma, M.; Millner P D
Institutions
University of Delaware
Start date
2017
End date
2020
Objective

1) Investigate the population dynamics of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Non-O157 Shiga Toxigenic E. coli in soils amended with Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin (BSAAO) and their potential for transfer to produce surfaces. 2) Identify specific factors which may impact the survival of Salmonella spp. and STEC O157 in soils which may also correlate to higher transfer coefficients onto commodities grown in soils amended with untreated BSAAO.

Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
ARS (NP108)
Project source
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Project number
8042-32420-006-58S
Accession number
431870
Categories
Escherichia coli
Salmonella
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds