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Development and Validation of Devices to Detect Fecal Materials in Produce Fields

Investigators
Lefcourt, Alan
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2016
End date
2018
Objective
The objective of this research is to develop and test devices to survey produce fields for fecal contamination. Produce is the single most important vector for foodborne illnesses, principally because produce is commonly consumed raw (i.e., without a kill step such as cooking). The critical importance of detection of fecal materials in produce fields has been established by a consortium of government, academic, and industry groups.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
8042-42000-020-06S
Accession number
431570
Categories
Food Preparation and Handling