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INTEGRATED APPROACH TO QUALITY MAINTENANCE AND EVALUATION OF INTACT AND FRESH-CUT PRODUCE

Investigators
Saftner R A
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2009
End date
2010
Objective
Develop novel or alternative postharvest systems to maintain quality of intact and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables with consideration of cultivar selection, physical and sensory characteristics, physiology, pathology, food safety, and produce responses to non-chemical and GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) treatments. Apple, melon, pepper, squash, tomato, and potentially other products will be evaluated. Develop new or improved instrumental quality measurements after elucidating the relationships between physical and sensory characteristics of intact and fresh-cut products.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1275-43440-003-00D
Accession number
418364
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Commodities
Produce