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Improving Food Quality and Safety During Tomato Packing and Fresh-cut Produce Retail Handling

Investigators
Nou , Xiangwu; Millner, Patricia; Luo, Yaguang
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2016
End date
2019
Objective

1. Complete tasks proposed in the USDA-NIFA research grant pertaining to pathogen cross-contamination during tomato packing house operation and also support extension/outreach to industry stakeholders and consumers. 2. Complete tasks proposed in the USDA-NIFA research grant pertaining to the evaluation of effects on fresh-cut produce quality and safety, and energy use for open and closed-door display case configurations; also support the economics team in evaluating the sales impact from open and closed-door cases.

Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
ARS (NP108)
Project source
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Project number
8042-32420-006-20-A
Accession number
432028
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Produce