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Evaluating the Impact of Fresh-Cut Produce Wash Operation on Food Quality and Safety

Investigators
Luo, Yaguang
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2011
End date
2013
Objective
ARS is interested in reducing food safety risks by improving fresh-cut produce wash operation. The Cooperator is interested in evaluating new anti-microbial agents on pathogen reduction. The Cooperator has the expertise and infrastructure to effectively conduct the proposed research activities.
More information
Approach: ARS will acquire the basic knowledge of the factors influencing sanitizer degradation, pathogen attachment and internalization during leafy greens and tomato wash process. The Cooperator will provide the expertise in chemistry, surface adsorption, and other characteristics in relation to sanitizer performance on pathogen reduction.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1245-32420-005-12S
Accession number
420786
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Produce