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Innovative Technologies and Process Optimization for Food Safety Risk Reduction Associated with Fresh and Fresh-Cut Leafy Green Vegetables

Luo, Yaguang
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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1. Inactivation of pathogens and prevention of cross-contamination through optimization of produce wash system design and operation; 2. Development of innovative washing processes and technologies; and 3. Prevention of pathogen proliferation in supply chain.
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Approach: This project takes a system-based and trans-disciplinary approach to address food safety issues of leafy green vegetables. The project involves research in the fields of mechanical engineering, microbiology, post-harvest technology, and food processing. "Speciality Crop Research Initiative."
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Agricultural Research Service
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Food Defense and Integrity
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Prevention and Control