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

Investigators
Shelton, Daniel; Nou , Xiangwu; Millner, Patricia; Luo, Yaguang; Hapeman, Cathleen
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2016
End date
2021
Objective

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.

Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
ARS (NP108)
Project source
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Project number
8042-32420-006-56I
Accession number
431452
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants