It is a challenge to compare or interpret the efficacy data of antimicrobials determined using defferent inoculation procedures. An ideal inoculation protocol needs to be standardized to safely determine the efficacy of anitmicrobial and ensure the safety of produce. <p>
The long-term goal of this proposed research is to improve produce safety by developing and applying novel non-thermal food processing technologies. </p>
Results from the proposed research will help improve and ensure the safety of fresh and MPR fruits and vegetables by using new sanitation technologies. Furthermore, it will enhance our understanding of the potential benefits and feasibility of using ClO2 gas as a new disinfectant for food industry.