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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Cheryl L Roberts (Mudd)
Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Microbiologist

Phone: (301) 504-8996
Fax: (301) 504-8438
Room 8
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 201 BARC-EAST
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-2350


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparison of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Composting Council... Escherichia coli O157:H7 in finished compost - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Feb-14)
Comparative survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Murine Norovirus on spinach plants - (Abstract Only) - (22-Mar-13)
Comparison of microbial methods to detect fecal coliforms, E. coli and Salmonella spp. in finished compost - (Abstract Only) - (22-Mar-13)
Recovery of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by immunomagnetic separation techniques and potential for regrowth in finished composts - (Abstract Only) - (22-Mar-13)
The use of lytic bacteriophages to reduce E. coli O157:H7 on fresh cut lettuce introduced through cross-contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferguson, S.E., Handy, E.T., Roberts, C.L., Sharma, M. 2013. The use of lytic bacteriophages to reduce E. coli O157:H7 on fresh cut lettuce introduced through cross-contamination. Bacteriophage. DOI: 10.4161/bact.24323.
Influence of poultry litter and dairy manure on persistence of non-pathogenic E. coli and E. coli O157:H7 applied to fields - (Abstract Only)
Jones, K., Hashem, F., Cotton, C., Roberts, C.L., Sharma, M., Millner, P.D. 2012. Influence of poultry litter and dairy manure on persistence of non-pathogenic E. coli and E. coli O157:H7 applied to fields. International Association for Food Protection. [abstract].
The use of zero-valent iron filtration to reduce Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua in irrigation water - (Abstract Only)
Banerjee, R., Singh, A., Callahan, M.L., Roberts, C.L., Ingram, D.T., Patel, J.R., Hoover, D., Kniel, K., Sharma, M. 2012. The use of zero-valent iron filtration to reduce Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua in irrigation water. [abstract] International Association for Food Protection. P3-32. p.182.
Effectiveness of lytic bacteriophages in reducing E. coli O157:H7 populations introduced through cross-contamination on fresh cut lettuce - (Abstract Only)
Ferguson, S.E., Roberts, C.L., Sharma, M. 2012. Effectiveness of lytic bacteriophages in reducing E. coli O157:H7 populations introduced through cross-contamination on fresh cut lettuce. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Effectiveness of lytic bacteriophages in reducing E. coli O157:H7 populations introduced through cross-contamination on fresh cut lettuce - (Abstract Only) - (09-Feb-12)
Effectiveness of lytic bacteriophages in reducing E. coli O157:H7 populations introduced through cross-contamination on fresh cut lettuce - (Abstract Only)
Ferguson, S.E., Roberts, C.L., Sharma, M. 2012. Effectiveness of lytic bacteriophages in reducing E. coli O157:H7 populations introduced through cross-contamination on fresh cut lettuce. [abstract].
Persistence of somatic and F-specific coliphages, potential indicators of fecal contamination, on spinach foliar tissue - (Abstract Only)
Lilly, A., Sapkota, A., Roberts, C.L., Ferguson, S.E., Shelton, D.R., Ingram, D.T., Sharma, M. 2011. Persistence of somatic and F-specific coliphages, potential indicators of fecal contamination, on spinach foliar tissue. [abstract]. BARC Poster Day. .
The use of zero-valent iron and biosand filtration to inactivate Escherichia coli O157:H7 in irrigation water - (Abstract Only) - (02-Mar-11)
Epiphytic survival of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli O145 on baby spinach plants - (Abstract Only)
Ingram, D.T., Roberts, C.L., Ferguson, S.E., Lakshman, S., Sharma, M. 2011. Epiphytic survival of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli O145 on baby spinach plants. [abstract] International Association for Food Protection Proceedings. P2-78.
Persistence of somatic and F-specific coliphages, potential indicators of fecal contamination, on spinach foliar tissue - (Abstract Only)
Lilly, A., Sapkota, A., Roberts, C.L., Ferguson, S.E., Shelton, D.R., Ingram, D.T., Sharma, M. 2011. Persistence of somatic and F-specific coliphages, potential indicators of fecal contamination, on spinach foliar tissue. International Association for Food Protection Proceedings. [abstract].
The effect of repeated irrigation with varying total organic carbon content on the persistence of E. coli O157:H7 on baby spinach - (Abstract Only)
Ingram, D.T., Mudd, C.L., Ferguson, S.E., Sharma, M. 2010. The effect of repeated irrigation with varying total organic carbon content on the persistence of E. coli O157:H7 on baby spinach. BARC Poster Day Abstract Book. p. 21.
Antibiotic resistance patterns in E. coli and Salmonella isolates recovered from commercially vailable compost - (Abstract Only)
Ferguson, S.E., Mudd, C.L., Ingram, D.T., Millner, P.D., Sharma, M. 2010. Antibiotic resistance patterns in E. coli and Salmonella isolates recovered from commercially vailable compost. [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection Proceedings. p.91.
The effect of total organic carbon content and repeated irrigation on the persistence of E. coli O157:H7 on baby spinach - (Abstract Only)
Ingram, D.T., Mudd, C.L., Ferguson, S.E., Hoover, D., Kniel, K.E., Sharma, M. 2010. The effect of total organic carbon content and repeated irrigation on the persistence of E. coli O157:H7 on baby spinach. [abstract]. IAFP Abstracat Book p. 41.
Antibiotic resistance patterns in E. coli and Salmonella isolates recovered from commercially available compost - (Abstract Only)
Ferguson, S.E., Mudd, C.L., Ingram, D.T., Millner, P.D., Sharma, M. 2010. Antibiotic resistance patterns in E. coli and Salmonella isolates recovered from commercially available compost. [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting. p. 91.
Antibiotic resistance patterns in E. coli and Salmonella isolates recovered from commercially available compost - (Abstract Only)
Ferguson, S.E., Mudd, C.L., Ingram, D.T., Millner, P.D., Sharma, M. 2010. Antibiotic resistance patterns in E. coli and Salmonella isolates recovered from commercially available compost. BARC Poster Day. p.12.
Survival of enterohemorrhagic and avian pathogenic Escherichia coli from spinach plants after overhead irrigation with (currently acceptable) contamination levels - (Abstract Only)
Ingram, D.T., Mudd, C.L., Ferguson, S.E., Sharma, M., Kniel, K. 2009. Survival of enterohemorrhagic and avian pathogenic Escherichia coli from spinach plants after overhead irrigation with (currently acceptable) contamination levels [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection 2009 Abstract Book. Paper No. P3-09. p. 151.
Comparison of expression of E. coli O157:H7 virulence factors in ground beef and on fresh-cut lettuce - (Abstract Only)
Sharma, M., Patel, J.R., Nou, X., Ferguson, S.E., Mudd, C.L., Donnenberg, M. 2009. Comparison of expression of E. coli O157:H7 virulence factors in ground beef and on fresh-cut lettuce [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection Program Book. p. 87.
Effective household disinfection methods of kitchen sponges - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, M., Mudd, C.L., Eastridge, J.S. 2008. Effective household disinfection methods of kitchen sponges. Food Control. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2008.05.020
Effective disinfection methods of kitchen sponges - (Abstract Only)
Sharma, M., Eastridge, J.S., Mudd, C.L. 2007. Effective disinfection methods of kitchen sponges [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists. Control No. 3310.
The Role of Rpos in Alkali Tolerance of Enterohemorrhagic E. Coli - (Abstract Only)
Sharma, M., Bhagwat, A.A., Patel, J.R., Mudd, C.L. 2006. The role of RPOS in alkali tolerance of enterohemorrhagic E. coli [abstract]. BARC Poster Day. Paper No. 34.
Effectiveness of Bacteriophage in Reducing Escherichia Coli O157:h7 on Beef Steaks and in Ground Beef Slurries - (Abstract Only)
Sharma, M., Patel, J.R., Sulakvelidze, A., Mudd, C.L. 2006. Effectiveness of bacteriophage in reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7 on beef steaks and in ground beef slurries [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection Proceedings. p.130
The Role of Rpos in Alkali Tolerance of Enterohemorrhagic E. Coli - (Abstract Only)
Sharma, M., Bhagwat, A.A., Patel, J.R., Mudd, C.L. 2006. The role of RPOS in alkali tolerance of enterohemorrhagic E. coli [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts. Paper No. 003A-22. June 24-28, 2006, Orlando, Florida.
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