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Integrated Approaches to Produce Safety and Quality

Investigators
Luo, Yaguang
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2010
End date
2013
Objective
ARS is interested in integrated approaches to improve produce safety while maintaining quality. The Cooperator, University of Maryland, is interested in evaluating the produce surface characteristics and sanitizer efficacy on pathogen reduction. The Cooperator has the expertise and infrastructure to effectively conduct the proposed research activities.
More information
Approach: ARS will acquire the basic knowledge of the factors influencing sanitizer degradation, pathogen attachment and internalization during leafy greens and tomato wash process. The Cooperator will provide the expertise in anti-microbial, surface adsorption, topography, and other characteristics in relation to sanitizer performance on pathogen reduction.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
1265-32420-005-11S
Accession number
420213
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Parasites
Commodities
Produce