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Consumer Handling and Washing of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


The objectives of this proposal include:
<ol> <li>Identification of consumer handling practices
<li>Evaluation of the effectiveness of washing methods commonly used by consumers
<li>Evaluation of the effectiveness of modified washing procedures that incorporate antimicrobial agents (e.g., chlorine, organic acids, etc.; Salmonella, L. monocytogenes, and E. coli O157:H7 will be the test pathogens)
<li>Evaluation of consumer understanding and likelihood of following recommended washing procedures.</ol>

Harris, Linda
University of California - Los Angeles
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