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IMPROVING PRE- AND POST-HARVEST SAFETY OF SPROUTS

Investigators
Bhargava, K.
Institutions
University of Central Florida
Start date
2020
End date
2022
Objective
Our goal is to develop natural antimicrobial interventions for improving the microbiological safety of sprouts. The specific aims are:Objective 1: To design, fabricate & characterize oregano and cinnamon oil nanoemulsions.Objective 2: To determine the efficacy of antimicrobial nanoemulsions as a decontaminate for reducing Salmonella on alfalfa and mung bean seeds.Objective 3: To determine the efficacy of antimicrobial nanoemulsions for reducing Salmonella on alfalfa and mung bean sprouts during sprouting and post-harvest storage.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
OKLW-2019-06872
Accession number
1021707
Categories
Salmonella
Commodities
Produce