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Disinfection of Alfalfa Seeds and Sprouts

Investigators
Beuchat, Larry
Institutions
University of Georgia
Start date
2000
End date
2002
Objective
The overall objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of several food-grade chemicals and natural antimicrobials in killing E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. The specific goal is to develop efficacy data that can be used to formulate recommendations for application of one or more treatments to alfalfa seeds and/or sprouts for the purpose of minimizing the risk of illness.
Funding Source
Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Project number
FD-U-001626-01
Categories
Escherichia coli
Salmonella
Commodities
Produce