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Food Safety Innovations and Preventive Controls during Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce Washing, Packing, and Retail Display

Shelton, Daniel; Nou , Xiangwu; Millner, Patricia; Luo, Yaguang; Hapeman, Cathleen
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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The ARS objectives are to 1) develop and validate food safety preventive controls for water application during fresh-cut processing, packing house operation, and retail store produce crisping; 2) evaluate food safety improvements and potential risks, and water and chemical usage of an innovative immersion-free fresh-cut produce washing technology; 3) develop water treatment technologies for cost-effective organic removal and water reuse; and 4) evaluate the effect of retrofitting open display case with doors on fresh-cut produce quality and safety, and energy use.

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Agricultural Research Service
ARS (NP108)
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Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants