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Effect of Inoculation on Efficacy of Chlorine Dioxide Gas and Chlorinated Water to Decontaminate Produce

Investigators
Linton, Richard
Institutions
Purdue University
Start date
2000
End date
2000
Objective
It is a challenge to compare or interpret the efficacy data of antimicrobials determined using defferent inoculation procedures. An ideal inoculation protocol needs to be standardized to safely determine the efficacy of anitmicrobial and ensure the safety of produce.

The long-term goal of this proposed research is to improve produce safety by developing and applying novel non-thermal food processing technologies.

More information
Results from the proposed research will help improve and ensure the safety of fresh and MPR fruits and vegetables by using new sanitation technologies. Furthermore, it will enhance our understanding of the potential benefits and feasibility of using ClO2 gas as a new disinfectant for food industry.
Funding Source
Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Project number
FD-U-00-1952-01
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Chemical Contaminants