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Persistence and Transfer of Enteric Pathogens to Fresh Produce during Pre- and Post-Harvest Operations

Investigators
Sharma, Manan; Millner, Patricia; Luo, Yaguang
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2014
End date
2018
Objective

The purposes of this project are: 1) To determine the duration of survival of fecal indicator bacteria (E. coli) and other enteric bacteria in manure-amended soils in the Northeast U.S. (Vermont), and 2) identify routes of Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes contamination on cantaloupes during growing and post-harvest transfer operations.

Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
ARS (NP108)
Project source
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Project number
8042-32420-006-11I
Accession number
427476
Categories
Escherichia coli
Listeria
Salmonella
Commodities
Produce