USDA, ARS, BA, BARC, EMFSL
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Building 303 BARC-East, Room 021A
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
phone: 301.504.8450 ext 258
Hyperspectral and multispectral imaging technologies to enhance safety and quality of fruits and vegetables, and investigation of native biofilm forming bacteria in fresh produce processing plants with regard to the risk of pathogen transfer to products. Current projects include development of on-line systems for inspection of produce for quality issues and contaminants, portable systems for monitoring the efficacy of cleaning and sanitation procedures, and laser-induced, time-resolved, fluorescence imaging systems for detecting fecal material and signs of animal intrusion in produce fields.
See recent publications by Alan Lefcourt listed by year; full-text reprints for some can be downloaded in PDF format.
A list of publications drawn from the ARS database for Alan Lefcourt is also available, with access to an abstract/summary for each publication.
USDA-ARS Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD 20705
Building 173 BARC-East, Phone 301.504.5607