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ENHANCING THE MICROBIAL SAFETY OF FRESH AND FRESH-CUT MELON

Investigators
Annous, Bassam
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2003
End date
2006
Objective
1) Evaluate biofilm formation by Salmonella serotypes on cantaloupe; 2) investigate survival, aggregation and biofilm development on disinfection efficacy to Salmonella serotypes on cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon; and 3) evaluate the impacts of interventions to disinfect whole and fresh cut melons on product quality, shelf-life or sensory attributes in coordinated cross-lab studies.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1935-41420-011-01R
Accession number
407014
Categories
Salmonella
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
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