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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Yaguang Luo (Sunny)

Research Food Technologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Characterization and performance of 16 new inbred lines of lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simko, I., Hayes, R.J., Bull, C.T., Mou, B., Luo, Y., Trent, M.A., Atallah, A.J., Ryder, E.J., Sideman, R.G. 2014. Characterization and performance of 16 new inbred lines of lettuce. HortScience. 49:679-687.
First report of Penicillium expansum isolates resistant to pyrimethanil from stored apple fruit in Pennsylvania - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, H., Gaskins, V.L., Vico, I., Luo, Y., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. First report of Penicillium expansum isolates resistant to pyrimethanil from stored apple fruit in Pennsylvania. Plant Disease. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-12-13-1214-PDN.
First report of pyrimethanil resistance in Botrytis cinerea from stored apples in Pennsylvania - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, H., Gaskins, V.L., Luo, Y., Kim, Y., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. First report of pyrimethanil resistance in Botrytis cinerea from stored apples in Pennsylvania. Plant Disease. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-13-1120-PDN.
Quality of Iceberg and Romaine lettuce treated by combinations of sanitizer, surfactant, and ultrasound - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado, S.P., Pearlstein, A.J., Luo, Y., Feng, H. 2014. Quality of Iceberg and Romaine lettuce treated by combinations of sanitizer, surfactant, and ultrasound. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 56:261-268.
Evaluation of current industry practices for maintaining tomato dump tank water quality during packinghouse operations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, B., Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Yang, Y., Wang, Q., Schneider, K. 2014. Evaluation of current industry practices for maintaining tomato dump tank water quality during packinghouse operations. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12200.
Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Park, E., Turner, E.R., Barczak, A., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 91:96-103.
Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Xie, Z., Yu, L., Wang, Q. 2013. Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage. Journal of Food Chemistry. 151:472-479.
Pre-harvest calcium application increases biomass and delays senescence of broccoli microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Yang, T., Luo, Y., Liu, X., Huang, L., Codling, E.E. 2013. Pre-harvest calcium application increases biomass and delays senescence of broccoli microgreens. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 87:70-78.
Effect of dynamic temperature storage in retail display case on the quality and microbiota of packaged fresh-cut leafy greens - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Extending shelf-life of broccoli microgreens via pre-harvest calcium application - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Extending shelf-life of ready-to-eat microgreens by optimizing dewatering procedure - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Shelf life and microbial profile of peeled onions - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2013. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 51(1):73-78.
The effects of free chlorine concentration, organic load, and exposure time on the inactivation of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STEC - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shen, C., Luo, Y., Nou, X., Wang, Q., Millner, P.D. 2013. The effects of free chlorine concentration, organic load, and exposure time on the inactivation of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STEC. Journal of Food Protection. 76(3):386-393.
Synergetic effect of a novel wash aid, T-128, in improving chlorine efficacy against bacterial pathogens in wash solution containing high organic loads - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Jul-12)
Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. 2012. Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(31):7644-7651.
A pilot plant scale evaluation of a new process aid for enhancing chlorine efficacy against pathogen survival and cross-contamination during produce wash Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Nou, X., Millner, P.D., Zhou, B., Shen, C., Yang, Y., Wu, Y., Wang, Q., Fen, H., Shelton, D.R. 2012. A pilot plant scale evaluation of a new process aid for enhancing chlorine efficacy against pathogen survival and cross-contamination during produce wash. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 158(2):133-139.
Fresh produce washing aid, T-128, enhances inactivation of Salmonella and Pseudomonas Biofilms on stainless steel and cantaloupe rinds in chlorinated wash solutions - (Abstract Only)
Shen, C., Luo, Y., Nou, X., Bauchan, G.R., Wang, Q., Millner, P.D. 2012. Fresh produce washing aid, T-128, enhances inactivation of Salmonella and Pseudomonas Biofilms on stainless steel and cantaloupe rinds in chlorinated wash solutions. BARC Poster Day.
Effects of simulated packing house operating conditions on pathogen internalization in tomatoes - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Luo, Y., Yang, Y., Wu, Y., Paul, Y., Nou, X., Wang, Q. 2012. Effects of simulated packing house operating conditions on pathogen internalization in tomatoes. [abstract] BARC Poster Day.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2012. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. [abstract]. BARC Poster Day.
Effects of temperature differential and immersion time on internalization of Salmonella Newport in tomatoes - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Luo, Y., Yang, Y., Wu, Y., Paul, Y., Nou, X., Wang, Q. 2012. Effects of temperature differential and immersion time on internalization of Salmonella Newport in tomatoes. [abstract].
Effects of temperature differential and immersion time on internalization of salmonella newport in tomatoes - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Luo, Y., Yang, Y., Wu, Y., Paul, Y., Nou, X., Wang, Q. 2012. Effects of temperature differential and immersion time on internalization of salmonella newport in tomatoes. [abstract].
Inactivation of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STEC by hypochlorite solutions with high organic loads - (Abstract Only)
Shen, C., Luo, Y., Nou, X., Wang, Q., Millner, P.D. 2012. Inactivation of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and non-O157 STEC by hypochlorite solutions with high organic loads. [abstract]
Fresh produce washing aid, T-128, enhances inactivation of Salmonella and pseudomonas biofilms on stainless steel coupons in chlorinated wash solutions - (Abstract Only)
Shen, C., Luo, Y., Nou, X., Zhou, B., Bauchan, G.R., Wang, Q., Millner, P.D. 2012. Fresh produce washing aid, T-128, enhances inactivation of Salmonella and pseudomonas biofilms on stainless steel coupons in chlorinated wash solutions. [abstract].
Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of essential oil constituents encapsulated in zein nanoparticles prepared by liquid-liquid dispersion method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, Y., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. 2012. Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of essential oil constituents encapsulated in zein nanoparticles prepared by liquid-liquid dispersion method. Journal of Food Science. 48:283-290.
Extending the shelf life of edible flowers with controlled release of 1-methylcyclopropene and modified atmosphere packaging - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Kou, L., Turner, E.R. 2012. Extending the shelf life of edible flowers with controlled release of 1-methylcyclopropene and modified atmosphere packaging. [abstract].
Evaluating strawberry breeding selections for post-harvest fruit decay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lewers, K.S., Luo, Y., Vinyard, B.T. 2012. Evaluating strawberry breeding selections for post-harvest fruit decay. Euphytica. 186:539-555.
Maintaining Quality of Edible Flowers with Controlled Release of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Modified Atmosphere Packaging - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Turner, E.R., Luo, Y. 2012. Maintaining Quality of Edible Flowers with Controlled Release of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Modified Atmosphere Packaging. Journal of Food Science. 77(5):S188-S193.
Strategies for the reduction of human pathogens in tomatoes and leafy greens: A farm to fork systems approach - (Abstract Only)
Ingram, D.T., Zhou, B., Shen, C., Yang, Y., Sharma, M., Nou, X., Millner, P.D., Luo, Y. 2012. Strategies for the reduction of human pathogens in tomatoes and leafy greens: A farm to fork systems approach. [abstract].
Fresh produce washing aid, T-128, enhances inactivation of salmonella and pseudomonas biofilms on stainless steel in chlorinated wash solutions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shen, C., Luo, Y., Nou, X., Bauchan, G.R., Zhou, B., Wang, Q., Millner, P.D. 2012. Fresh produce washing aid, T-128, enhances inactivation of salmonella and pseudomonas biofilms on stainless steel in chlorinated wash solutions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78(19):6789-98.
Assessment of Escherichia coli O157:H7 transference from soil to Iceberg Lettuce via a contaminated harvesting knife - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Y., Luo, Y., Millner, P.D., Turner, E.R., Feng, H. 2012. Assessment of Escherichia coli O157:H7 transference from soil to Iceberg Lettuce via a contaminated harvesting knife. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 153(3):345-350.
Improved Design and Ultrasound-assisted Sanitation of Lettuce Harvesting Knives for Minimizing Escherichia coli O157:H7 Contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, B., Feng, H., Luo, Y., Millner, P.D. 2012. Improved Design and Ultrasound-assisted Sanitation of Lettuce Harvesting Knives for Minimizing Escherichia coli O157:H7 Contamination. Journal of Food Protection. 75(3):563-566.
Effects of tomato variety, temperature differential and post-stem removal time on internalization of Salmonella Thompson into tomatoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xia, X., Luo, Y., Yang, Y., Schneider, K., Meng, J. 2012. Effects of tomato variety, temperature differential and post-stem removal time on internalization of Salmonella Thompson into tomatoes. Journal of Food Protection. 75(2):297-303.
Strawberry breeding selections for postharvest fruit decay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lewers, K.S., Luo, Y., Vinyard, B.T. 2012. Strawberry breeding selections for postharvest fruit decay. International Journal of Fruit Science. 13:126-138.
Combined effects of sodium chlorite dip treatment and chitosan coatings on the quality of fresh-cut d’Anjou pears - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Luo, Y., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. 2011. Combined effects of sodium chlorite dip treatment and chitosan coatings on the quality of fresh-cut d’Anjou pears. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 62:319-326.
Improving produce safety by stabilizing chlorine in washing solutions with high organic loads - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Nou, X., Millner, P.D., Shelton, D.R. 2011. Improving produce safety by stabilizing chlorine in washing solutions with high organic loads. Meeting Abstract.
Chlorine wash for fresh-cut processing: Can it work better? - (Abstract Only)
Nou, X., Luo, Y., Millner, P.D., Shelton, D.R. 2011. Chlorine wash for fresh-cut processing: Can it work better?. Meeting Abstract.
Enhanced salmonella reduction on tomatoes washed in chlorinated water with wash aid T-128 - (Abstract Only)
Yang, Y., Luo, Y., Nou, X., Millner, P.D., Shelton, D.R., Feng, H. 2011. Enhanced salmonella reduction on tomatoes washed in chlorinated water with wash aid T-128. BARC Poster Day.
Investigation of pathogen infiltration into produce using Xradia Bio MicroCT - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2011. Investigation of pathogen infiltration into produce using Xradia Bio MicroCT. [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Effect of surface characteristics on retention and removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on surfaces of spinach - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2011. Effect of surface characteristics on retention and removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on surfaces of spinach/ [abstract].. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Dual effectiveness of sodium chlorite for enzymatic browning inhibition and Escherichia coli inactivation on fresh-cut apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Lu, S., Zhou, B., Feng, H. 2011. Dual effectiveness of sodium chlorite for enzymatic browning inhibition and Escherichia coli inactivation on fresh-cut apples. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 44:1621-1625.
New wash aid T-128 improves efficacy of chlorine against cross contamination by bacterial pathogens in fresh-cut lettuce processing - (Abstract Only)
Nou, X., Yang, Y., Hollar, L.A., Millner, P.D., Shelton, D.R., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2011. New wash aid T-128 improves efficacy of chlorine against cross contamination by bacterial pathogens in fresh-cut lettuce processing. [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
The effect of modified atmosphere packaging on the persistence and expression of virulence factors of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on shredded iceberg lettuce Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, M., Lakshman, S., Ferguson, S.E., Ingram, D.T., Luo, Y., Patel, J.R. 2011. The effect of modified atmosphere packaging on the persistence and expression of virulence factors of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on shredded iceberg lettuce. Journal of Food Protection. 74(5):718-726.
Iceberg lettuce breeding lines with resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 1 isolates of Verticillium dahliae. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hayes, R.J., Maruthachalam, K., Vallad, G.E., Klosterman, S.J., Simko, I., Luo, Y., Subbarao, K.V. 2011. Iceberg lettuce breeding lines with resistance to Verticillium wilt caused by race 1 isolates of Verticillium dahliae. HortScience. 46(3):501-504.
Chlorine Stabilizer T-128 enhances efficacy of chlorine against cross contamination by E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in fresh-cut lettuce processing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nou, X., Luo, Y., Hollar, L.A., Yang, Y., Feng, H., Millner, P.D., Shelton, D.R. 2011. Chlorine Stabilizer T-128 enhances efficacy of chlorine against cross contamination by E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in fresh-cut lettuce processing. Journal of Food Science. 76(3):M218-M224.
Determination of free chlorine concentrations needed to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 cross-contamination during fresh-cut produce wash Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Nou, X., Yang, Y., Turner, E.R., Alegre, I., Alegre, M., Feng, H., Conway, W.S. 2011. Determination of free chlorine concentrations needed to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 cross-contamination during fresh-cut produce wash. Journal of Food Protection. 74(3):352-358.
Minimizing Pathogen Transference during Lettuce Harvesting by Optimizing the Design of the Harvesting Device and Operation Practices Principle Investigator - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Nou, X., Millner, P.D., Shelton, D.R. 2010. Minimizing Pathogen Transference during Lettuce Harvesting by Optimizing the Design of the Harvesting Device and Operation Practices Principle Investigator. [abstract].
Effect of storage temperature and duration on the behavior of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on packaged fresh-cut salad containing Romaine and Iceberg lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., He, Q., Mcevoy, J.L. 2010. Effect of storage temperature and duration on the behavior of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on packaged fresh-cut salad containing Romaine and Iceberg lettuce. Journal of Food Science. 75(7):M390-M397.
Minimizing Pathogen Transference during Lettuce Harvesting by Optimizing the Design of the Harvesting Device and Operation Practices Principle Investigator - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Feng, H., Millner, P.D., Yang, Y., Zhou, B. 2010. Minimizing Pathogen Transference during Lettuce Harvesting by Optimizing the Design of the Harvesting Device and Operation Practices Principle Investigator. [abstract].
Microbial safety of tropical and sub-tropical fruit. in Volume 1 – General Physiology, Quality and Handling of Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits, Postharvest Biology & Technology of Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits - (Book / Chapter)
Sharma, M., Buchanan, R., Luo, Y. 2011. Microbial safety of tropical and sub-tropical fruits. in Volume 1 – General Physiology, Quality and Handling of Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits, Postharvest Biology & Technology of Tropical and Sub-tropical Fruits. Post-harvest biology and technology of tropical and sub-tropical fruits. p. 288-309.
Ultrasound as an intervention technology for the sanitation of lettuce harvesting knife - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2010. Ultrasound as an intervention technology for the sanitation of lettuce harvesting knife. [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Whole-leaf sanitizing wash improves chlorine efficacy for microbial reduction and prevents pathogen cross contamination during fresh-cut lettuce processing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nou, X., Luo, Y. 2010. Whole-leaf sanitizing wash improves microbial reduction efficacy and prevents pathogen cross contamination during fresh-cut lettuce processing. Journal of Food Science. 75(5):M283-M290.
Improving Pathogen Reduction by Chlorine Wash Prior to Cutting in Fresh-Cut Processing - (Abstract Only)
Nou, X., Luo, Y. 2010. Improving Pathogen Reduction by Chlorine Wash Prior to Cutting in Fresh-Cut Processing. Meeting Abstract.
Effect of modified atmosphere on persistence and virulence expression of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on shredded lettuce - (Abstract Only)
Lakshman, S., Ferguson, S.E., Ingram, D.T., Patel, J.R., Luo, Y., Sharma, M. 2010. Effect of modified atmosphere on persistence and virulence expression of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on shredded lettuce. [abstract]. IAFP Abstract Book p. 42.
Hot water treatment in combination with rachis removal and modified atmosphere packaging maintains quality of table grapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Ding, W., Liu, X., Conway, W.S. 2009. Hot water treatment in combination with rachis removal and modified atmosphere packaging maintains quality of table grapes. HortScience. 44:1947-1952.
Effect of surface roughness on retention and removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on surfaces of selected fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Liang, W., Luo, Y., Malyarchuk, V. 2009. Effect of surface roughness on retention and removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on surfaces of selected fruits. Journal of Food Science. 74(1):E8-E15.
Ultrasound enhanced sanitizer efficacy in reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 population on spinach leaves Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, B., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2009. Ultrasound enhanced sanitizer efficacy in reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 population on spinach leaves. Journal of Food Science. 74(6):M308-313.
Fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the presence of indigenous microorganisms on commercially packaged baby spinach as impacted by storage temperature and time - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., He, Q., Mcevoy, J.L., Conway, W.S. 2009. Fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the presence of indigenous microorganisms on commercially packaged baby spinach as impacted by storage temperature and time. Journal of Food Protection. 72(10):2038-2045.
Developing Science-based Approaches to Reduce Produce Safety Risks at the End-user Levels - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y. 2009. Developing Science-based Approaches to Reduce Produce Safety Risks at the End-user Levels [abstract.].
Combination of hot water and rachis removal as an alternative to chemical treatment for maintaining the quality of table grapes - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Liu, X. 2008. Combination of hot water and rachis removal as an alternative to chemical treatment for maintaining the quality of table grapes. World Congress of Food Science and Technology.
Potential Transference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from Contaminated Coring Knife to Field-cored Lettuce and Impact of Holding Time and Temperature on Its Growth - (Abstract Only)
Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Conway, W.S., Zhou, B., Feng, H. 2008. Potential Transference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from Contaminated Coring Knife to Field-cored Lettuce and Impact of Holding Time and Temperature on Its Growth. [abstract] International Association for Food Protection.
Potential of E.coli O157:H7 to grow on field-cored lettuce as impacted by postharvest storage time and temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Conway, W.S., Zhou, B., Feng, H. 2008. Potential of E.coli O157:H7 to grow on field-cored lettuce as impacted by postharvest storage time and temperature. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 128:506-509.
Critical Issues in Maintaining Fresh and Fresh-cut Produce Safety - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y. 2008. Critical Issues in Maintaining Fresh and Fresh-cut Produce Safety. [abstract] China International Food Safety and Quality Conference(CIFQC).
Modified atmosphere packaging for fresh-cut produce - (Book / Chapter)
Toivonen, P., Brandenburg, J., Luo, Y. 2009. Modified atmosphere packaging for fresh-cut produce. In: Yahia, E., editor. Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the Storage, Transportation, and Packaging of Horticultural Commodities. Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press. p. 463-486.
Growth of E.coli O157:H7 on Commercially Packaged Fresh-cut Salads As Impacted by Storage Temperature and Time - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Mcevoy, J.L., He, Q., Shen, L., Vico, I. 2008. Growth of E.coli O157:H7 on Commercially Packaged Fresh-cut Salads As Impacted by Storage Temperature and Time. [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection. .
Antimicrobial effect of acidified sodium chlorite, sodium chlorite, sodium hypochlorite, and citric acid on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and natural microflora of fresh-cut cilantro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allende, A., Mcevoy, J.L., Tao, Y., Luo, Y. 2008. Antimicrobial effect of acidified sodium chlorite, sodium chlorite, sodium hypochlorite, and citric acid on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and natural microflora of fresh-cut cilantro. Food Control. 20:230-234.
Growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Its Interaction with Background Microorganisms on Commercially Packaged Baby Spinach as Impacted by Storage Temperature - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Mcevoy, J.L., He, Q., Conway, W.S. 2008. Growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Its Interaction with Background Microorganisms on Commercially Packaged Baby Spinach as Impacted by Storage Temperature. [abstract]. United Fresh Produce Association meeting.
3D Surface Reconstruction and Analysis in Automated Apple Stem-End/Calyx Identification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, B., Lu, J., Luo, Y., Tao, Y., Cheng, X. 2009. 3D Surface Reconstruction and Analysis in Automated Apple Stem-End/Calyx Identification. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJRAI). 52(5):1775-1784.
Engineering and Innovation for Enhanced Fresh Produce Safety - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Wang, H., Feng, H., Zhou, B. Engineering and Innovation for Enhanced Fresh Produce Safety. Conference of Food Engineers Proceedings.
Decay kinetics of free chlorine in fresh produce wash system - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2008. Decay kinetics of free chlorine in fresh produce wash system. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Elucidation of the mechanism of enzymatic browning inhibition by sodium chlorite - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, Q., Luo, Y., Chen, P. 2008. Elucidation of the mechanism of enzymatic browning inhibition by sodium chlorite. Journal of Food Chemistry. 110(4):847-851.
Enzymatic browning and its control in fresh-cut produce - (Review Article)
He, Q., Luo, Y. 2007. Enzymatic browning and its control in fresh-cut produce. Stewart Postharvest Review. 3(6):1-7.
Effects of mild heat treatment on microbial growth and product quality of packaged fresh-cut table grapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Liu, X. 2007. Effects of mild heat treatment on microbial growth and product quality of packaged fresh-cut table grapes. Journal of Food Science. 72(8):S567-573.
Challenges facing the Industry and Scientific Community in Maintaining Quality and Safety of Fresh-Cut Produce - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y. 2007. Challenges facing the Industry and Scientific Community in Maintaining Quality and Safety of Fresh-Cut Produce [abstract].
Wash Water Hydro-dynamics and Flow Velocity Affect Escherichia coli O157:H7 Population Reductions on Fruit Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Liang, W., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2007. Wash Water Hydro-dynamics and Flow Velocity Affect Escherichia coli O157:H7 Population Reductions on Fruit Surfaces. Journal of Food Protection. 70(11):2533-2540.
Produce Surface Characteristics Affect Product Quality and Safety - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Feng, H., Wang, H., Zhang, A. 2007. Produce Surface Characteristics Affect Product Quality and Safety. [abstract]. ISHS Conference on Quality Management in Fresh-cut Produce.
The efficacy of sanitizer and ultrasound combined treatments on reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 surrogate population on spinach - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2007. The efficacy of sanitizer and ultrasound combined treatments on reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 surrogate population on spinach. [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Progressive Fresh-cut Technology: Challenges Facing the Industry and Scientific Community - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y. Progressive Fresh-cut Technology: Challenges Facing the Industry and Scientific Community [abstract]..
Effect of the Combination Treatment of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Acidified Sodium Chlorite on Microbial Growth and Quality of Fresh-Cut Cilantro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, J., Tao, Y., Luo, Y. 2007. Effect of the combination treatment of 1-methylcyclopropene and acidified sodium chlorite on microbial growth and quality of fresh-cut cilantro. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 144-149.
Improving quality of fresh-cut tomatoes using a cutting edge technology - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y. 2007. Improving quality of fresh-cut tomatoes using a cutting edge technology. [abstract].
Developing an Alternative to Sulfur Dioxide for Maintaining Quality and Reducing Decay of Table Grapes during Storage - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y. 2007. Developing an Alternative to Sulfur Dioxide for Maintaining Quality and Reducing Decay of Table Grapes during Storage. BARC Poster Day.
Wash operations affect water quality and packaged fresh-cut romaine lettuce quality and microbial growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y. 2007. Wash operatons affect water quality and packaged fresh-cut romaine lettuce quality and microbial growth. HortScience. 42(6):1413-1419.
Reducing microbial growth and improving quality of fresh-cut table grapes using a mild heat treatment - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y. 2007. Reducing microbial growth and improving quality of fresh-cut table grapes using a mild heat treatment. Meeting Abstract.
Hot water treatment reduces microbial growth and improves quality of packaged fresh-cut tables grapes - (Trade Journal)
Luo, Y., Kou, L. 2007. Hot water treatment reduces microbial growth and improves quality of packaged fresh-cut tables grapes. [abstract].
Effect of ozonated water and chlorine water wash on the quality and microbial de-contamination of fresh-cut carrot shreds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, J., Lim, C., Luo, Y. 2007. Effect of ozonated water and chlorine water wash on the quality and microbial de-contamination of fresh-cut carrot shreds. Korean Journal of Food Preservation. 14(1):54-60.
Gabor feature-based apple quality inspection using kernel principal component analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, B., Lu, J., Luo, Y., Tao, Y. 2007. Gabor feature-based apple quality inspection using kernel principal component analysis. Journal of Food Engineering. 81(4):741-749.
Assessment of sodium hypochlorite and acidified sodium chlorite as antimicrobial agents to inhibit growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and natural microflora on shredded carrots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allende, Gonzalez, R.J., Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y. 2007. Assessment of sodium hypochlorite and acidified sodium chlorite as antimicrobial agents to inhibit growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and natural microflora on shredded carrots. Journal of Vegetable Science. 13:51-63.
Efficacy of Sodium Chlorite As An Inhibitor of Enzymatic Browning in Apple Slices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, S., Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Feng, H. 2007. Efficacy of sodium chlorite as an inhibitor of enzymatic browning in apple slices. Journal of Food Chemistry. 104:824-829.
Analytical Quality Characteristics of Fresh-Cut Watermelon Slices from Non-Treated and 1-Methylcyclopropene And/or Ethylene-Treated Whole Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saftner, R.A., Luo, Y., Mcevoy, J.L., Abbott, J.A., Vinyard, B.T. 2007. Analytical quality characteristics of fresh-cut watermelon slices from non-treated and 1-methylcyclopropene- and/or ethylene-treated whole fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 4(1):71-79.
Control of Browning and Microbial Growth on Fresh-Cut Apples by Sequential Treatment of Sanitizers and Calcium Ascorbate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2007. Control of browning and microbial growth on fresh-cut apples by sequential treatment of sanitizers and calcium ascorbate. Journal of Food Science. 72:M1-M7.
The Effect of Acidic Electrolyzed Water and Peroxyacetic Acid on Reduction of Escherichia Coli O157:h7 Populations on Fresh-Cut Apples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2006. The effect of acidic electrolyzed water and peroxyacetic acid on reduction of escherichia coli o157:h7 populations on fresh-cut apples. Journal of Food Safety. 26:335-347.
Application of 1 Methylcyclopropene Reverses the Deleterious Effect of Exogenous Ethylene on Fresh-Cut Watermelon and Controls Microbial Growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, B., McEvoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Saftner, R.A., Feng, H., Beltran, T. 2006. Application of 1- methylcyclopropene reverses the deleterious effect of exogenous ethylene on fresh-cut watermelon and controls microbial growth. Journal of Food Science. 71:1-5.
1-Methylcyclopropene Counteracts Ethylene-Induced Quality Deterioration and Microbial Growth on Fresh-Cut Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Luo, Y., Saftner, R.A., Mcevoy, J.L. 2006. 1-methylcyclopropene counteracts ethylene-induced quality deterioration and microbial growth on fresh-cut watermelon [abstract]. BARC Poster Day. Paper No. 37.
Inactivation of Escherichia Coli O157:h7 with Peroxyacetic Acid, Acidic Electrolyzed Water, and Chlorine on Cantaloupes and Fresh-Cut Apples - (Abstract Only)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2006. Inactivation of escherichia coli o157:h7 with peroxyacetic acid, acidic electrolyzed water, and chlorine on cantaloupes and fresh-cut apples. [abstract]. International Fresh-Cut Produce Association. Paper No. 008-06.
Washing Conditions Affect the Inactivation of Escherichia Coli O157:h7 on Fruit Surfaces - (Abstract Only)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2006. Effects of washing conditions on escherichia coli o157:h7 reduction on fruit surfaces [abstract]. International Fresh-Cut Produce Association. Paper No. 007-06.
Treatment of Intact Watermelon with 1-Mcp Prior to Cutting Prevents Ethylene-Induced Quality Degradation and Controls Microbial Growth. - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, B., Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Saftner, R.A., Feng, H., Beltran, T. 2006. Application of 1- methylcyclopropene reverses the deleterious effect of exogenous ethylene on fresh-cut watermelon and controls microbial growth [abstract]. International Fresh-Cut Produce Association. Paper No. 024-06.
Effect of Acidified Sodium Chlorite Applications on Microbial Growth and the Quality of Shredded Carrots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruiz-Cruz, S., Luo, Y., Gonzalez, R., Tao, Y., Gonzalez, G. 2006. Effect of acidified sodium chlorite applications on microbial growth and the quality of shredded carrots. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 86(12):188-1893.
Exploration of the Inhibition Mechanism of Sodium Chlorite on Apple Polyphenol Oxidase Activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, S., Luo, Y., Feng, H. 2006. Inhibition of apple polyphenol oxidase activity by sodium chlorite. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54:3693-3696.
Combined Ozone and Active Oxygen Treatment of Tomatoes and Bananas Delays Ripening and Reduces Quality Deterioration and Microbial Growth - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Conway, W.S. 2006. Combined ozone and active oxygen treatment of tomatoes and bananas delays ripening and reduces quality deterioration and microbial growth [abstract]. International Horticultural Congress. Paper No. 1703.
Examination of Cell Morphological Changes of Escherichia Coli Treated with Acidic Electrolyzed Water, Peroxyacetic Acid and Chlorine Using a Mfp-3dtm Atomic Force Microscope - (Abstract Only)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Maclaren, S., Luo, Y. 2006. Examination of cell morphological changes of escherichia coli treated with acidic electrolyzed water, peroxyacetic acid and chlorine using a mfp-3dtm atomic force microscope [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists. Paper No. 003a -16.
Fecal Contamination, Detection, and Classification on Cantaloupes Using Hyperspectral Fluorescence Imagery Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, A.M., Kim, M.S., Tao, Y., Lefcourt, A.M., Chen, Y.R. 2005. Fecal Contamination, detection, and classification on cantaloupes using hyperspectral fluorescence imaging. J. of Food Science. 70(8):E471-E476.
Sanitizing Agents for Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables - (Book / Chapter)
Gonzalez, R.J., Allende-Prieto, A., Ruiz-Cruz, S., Luo, Y. 2005. Sanitizing agents for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. (Sanitizantes utilizados en vegetales cortados) In Technologies to maintain overall quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables (Nuevas Tecnologias de Conservacion de Productos Vegetales Frescos Cortados). (Translated in Spanish). Guadalajara, Mexico: Logiprint Digital Publishers. p. 263-285.
Microbial, Chemical, and Sensory Quality Changes of Fresh Processed `red Oak Leaf' Lettuce Treated with Uv-C Radiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allende, A., Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Artes, F., Wang, C.Y. 2006. Effectiveness of two-sided UV-C treatments in inhibiting natural microflora and extending the shelf-life of minimally processed ‘Red Oak Leaf’ lettuce. Food Microbiology. 2:241-249.
Surface Topography Affects the Attachment and Inactivation of Escherichia Coli O157:h7 on Fresh Fruits - (Abstract Only)
Wang, H., Liang, W., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2005. Surface topography affects the attachment and inactivation of escherichia coli o157:h7 on fresh fruits [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists. Paper No. 84-6.
Postharvest Behavior of Packaged Fresh-Cut Apples after Sequential Treatments of Sanitizers and Calcium Ascorbate - (Abstract Only)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2005. Postharvest behavior of packaged fresh-cut apples after sequential treatments of sanitizers and calcium ascorbate [abstract]. International Fresh Cut Produce Association Annual Conference.
Emerging Technologies for Improving Food Safety and Quality of Fresh-Cut Produce - Acidified Sodium Chlorite and 1-Methylcyclopropene - (Abstract Only) - (10-Dec-04)
Quality and Shelf-Life of Salad Savoy under Different Storage Temperature. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, J., Luo, Y., Gross, K.C. 2004. Quality and shelf-life of salad savoy under different storage temperature. Korean Society of Horticultural Science Journal. 45:307-311
Effect of Initial Oxygen Concentration and Film Oxygen Transmission Rate on the Quality of Fresh-Cut Romaine Lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, J., Luo, Y., Tao, Y., Saftner, R.A., Gross, K.C. 2005. Effect of initial oxygen concentration and film oxygen transmission rate on the quality of fresh-cut romaine lettuce. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 85:1622-1630
Microbial Reduction and Storage Quality of Fresh-Cut Cilantro Washed with Acidic Electrolyzed Water and Aqueous Ozone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2004. Microbial reduction and storage quality of fresh-cut cilantro washed with acidic electrolyzed water and aqueous ozone. Food Research International. 37:949-956.
The Efficacy of Sanitizers on the Reduction of E. Coli O157:h7 from Shredded Carrots under Simulated Fresh-Cut Processing Conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalez, R.J., Luo, Y., Ruiz-Cruz, S., Mcevoy, J.L. 2004. The efficacy of sanitizers on the reduction of e. coli o157:h7 from shredded carrots under simulated fresh-cut processing conditions. Journal of Food Protection. 67(11):2375-2380.
Effect of Delayed Packaging and Modified Atmosphere Packaging on Quality of Fresh-Cut Romaine Lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, J., Luo, Y., Saftner, R.A., Gross, K.C. 2005. Effect of delayed packaging and modified atmosphere packaging on quality of fresh-cut romaine lettuce. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 130:116-123.
Technologies for Maintaining Quality of Fresh-Cut Produce - (Book / Chapter)
Izumi, H., Luo, Y., Rodov, V., Watada, A. 2005. Technologies for maintaining quality of fresh-cut produce. In: New Enviromentally Friendly Technologies to Prevent Spoilage and Maintain Quality of Agricultural Produce, (Ben-Yehoshua, ed). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. p. 149-203.
Effect of Acidified Sodium Chlorite (Sanova) Solutions on the Microbial Growth and Quality of Shredded Carrots - (Abstract Only)
Ruiz-Cruz, S., Luo, Y., Tao, Y. Effect of acidified sodium chlorite (sanova) solutions on the microbial growth and quality of shredded carrots. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Abstract #83 E-8.
Efficacy of Sanitizers on Pathogen Reduction of Fresh-Cut Carrots under Simulated Processing Conditions - (Abstract Only)
Gonzalez, R.J., Mcevoy, J.L., Luo, Y. 2004. Efficacy of sanitizers on pathogen reduction of fresh-cut carrots under simulated processing conditions. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Abstract#114 C-5.
Microbial and Quality Changes in Fresh-Cut Baby Spinach Stored under Map and Super Atmospheric Oxygen Conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allende, A., Luo, Y., Mcevoy, J.L., Artes, F., Wang, C.Y. Microbial and quality changes in fresh-cut baby spinach stored under map and super atmospheric oxygen conditions. Postharvest Biology and Technology 33 (2004) 51-59
The Efficacy of Sanitizers on the Reduction of E. Coli O157:h7 from Shredded Carrots under Simulated Processing Conditions - (Abstract Only)
Gonzalez, R.J., Luo, Y., Ruiz-Cruz, S., McEvoy, J.L. 2004. The efficacy of sanitizers on the reduction of E. coli O157:H7 from shredded carrots under simulated processing conditions. International Fresh Cut Produce Association Annual Meeting. p. 13.
Effect of Packaging Film in the Quality of Fresh-Cut Salad Savoy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, J., Luo, Y., Gross, K.C. 2003. Effect of packaging film in the quality of fresh-cut salad savoy. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 32(2004)99-107
Package Film Oxygen Transmission Rate Affects Postharvest Biology and Quality of Fresh-Cut Cilantro Leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Mcevoy, J.L., Wachtel, M.R., Kim, J., Huang, Y. 2003. Package film oxygen transmission rate affects postharvest biology and quality of fresh-cut cilantro leaves. American Society for Horticultural Science. HortScience Vol.39(3)June 2004, pg 567-570
Effect of Combination of Delayed Packaging and Film Oxygen Transmission Rate on Quality of Fresh-Cut Romaine Lettuce - (Abstract Only)
Kim, J., Luo, Y., Saftner, R.A., Gross, K.C. 2003. Effect of combination of delayed packaging and film oxygen transmission rate on quality of fresh-cut romaine lettuce. HortScience 38. Abstract. P. 832. . American Society for Horticultural Science.
Determining Tissue Damage of Fresh-Cut Vegetables Using Image Technology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Yang, T. 2003. Determining tissue damage of fresh-cut vegetables using image technology. In: Acta Horticulture Proceedings 628:97-102.
Browning Control and Pathogen Reduction on Cut Surfaces of Apple Slices with Acidic Electrolyzed Water - (Abstract Only)
Wang, H., Feng, H., Luo, Y. 2004. Browning control and pathogen reduction on cut surfaces of apple slices with acidic electrolyzed water[abstract]. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Special Meetings and Conferences Papers. Abstract number 046053.
Nir/mir Dual-Sensor Machine Vision System for on-Line Apple Stem-End/calyx Recognition - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Dec-02)
Surface Treatment of Fresh Cut Lettuce with Acidic Electrolyzed Water to Extend Shelf Life - (Abstract Only)
Hua, W., Hao, F., Luo, Y. 2004. Surface treatment of fresh cut lettuce with acidic electrolyzed water to extend shelf life. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Abstract.
Cross-Contamination of Lettuce by Escherichia Coli O157:h7 Via Contaminated Ground Beef - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wachtel, M.R., McEvoy, J.L., Luo, Y., Williams Campbell, A.M., Solomon, M.B. 2003. Cross-contamination of lettuce by Escherichia coli O157:H7 via contaminated ground beef. Journal of Food Protection. 66(7):1176-1183.
Nir/mir Dual-Sensor Vision System for Apple Defect and Stem-End/calyx on-Line Recognition - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Jun-02)
Package Film Oxygen Transmission Rate Affects Postharvest Biology and Microbiology of Fresh-Cut Cilantro - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Mcevoy, J.L., Wachtel, M.R., Kim, J., Huang, Y. Package film oxygen transmission rate affects postharvest biology and microbiology of fresh-cut cilantro. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Asparagus - Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines - (Government Publication) - (03-Dec-01)
Celery - Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines - (Government Publication) - (23-Aug-01)
Bok Choy - Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines - (Government Publication) - (12-Jul-01)
Carrot - Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines - (Government Publication) - (11-Jul-01)
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