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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENHANCEMENT OF THE QUALITY AND MICROBIAL STABILITY OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH EDIBLE COATINGS AND OTHER SURFACE TREATMENTS

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Food safety and berry fruit - (Book / Chapter)
(03-Mar-11)
Occurrence of chilling injury in fresh-cut ‘Kent’ mangoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dea, S., Brecht, J.K., Nunes,M.C.N., Baldwin, E.A. 2010. Occurrence of chilling injury in fresh-cut ‘Kent’ mangoes. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 57:61-71.
Quality of fresh-cut 'Kent' mango slices prepared from hot-water or non-hot water-treated fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dea, S., Brecht, J.K., Nunes, M.C.N., Baldwin, E.A. 2010. Quality of fresh-cut 'Kent' mango slices prepared from hot water or non-hot water-treated fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 56:171-180.
Effect of Liberibacter infection (Huanglongbing disease) of citrus on orange fruit physiology and fruit/fruit juice quality: chemical and physical analyses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baldwin, E., Plotto, A., Manthey, J., Mccollum, G., Bai, J., Irey, M., Cameron, R., Luzio, G. 2010. Effect of Liberibacter infection (Huanglongbing disease) of citrus on orange fruit physiology and fruit/fruit juice quality: chemical and physical analyses. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:1247-1262.
Harvest maturity, pre-cutting wash and post-processing dip to improve quality of fresh-cut carambola fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bai, J., Narciso, J., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. 2009. Harvest maturity, pre-cutting wash, and post-processing dip to improve quality of fresh-cut carambola fruit. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 122:338-342.
The anatomy of a laser label - (Proceedings)
Etxeberria, E., Narciso, C., Sood, P., Gonzalez, P., Narciso, J. 2009. The anatomy of a laser label. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 122:347-349.
Effect of seasonal variation on quality of ‘Valencia’ orange - (Abstract Only)
Bai, J., Baldwin, E., Plotto, A., Manthey, J., Mccollum, T., Irey, M., Luzio, G. 2009. Effect of seasonal variation on quality of ‘Valencia’ orange. Subtropical Technology Conference Proceedings. 60:18-19.
Influence of harvest time on quality of ‘Valencia’ oranges and juice - (Proceedings)
Bai, J., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Manthey, J.A., Mccollum, T.G., Irey, M., Luzio, G.A. 2009. Influence of harvest time on quality of ‘Valencia’ oranges and juice. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 122: 308-315.
Physiology of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables - (Book / Chapter)
Baldwin, E.A., Bai, J. 2010. Physiology of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. In: Martin-Belloso, O., Soliva-Fortuny, R., editors. Advances in Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables Processing. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 87-113.
Food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables – What can be done to minimize the risks? - (Abstract Only)
(02-May-09)
Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Etxeberria, E., Ference, C., Narciso, J. 2009. Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP14.
Surface treatments and coatings to maintain fresh cut mango quality in storage - (Abstract Only)
Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A., Narciso, J.A., Bai, J., Rattanapanone, N. 2009. Surface treatments and coatings to maintain fresh cut mango quality in storage. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP12.
Laser labeling and its effect on the storage quality of citrus fruits - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Exteberria, E., Narciso, J., Ference, C. 2009. Laser labeling and its effect on the storage quality of citrus fruits. HortScience. 44(4):1004.
Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Exteberria, E., Narciso, J.A., Ference, C.M. 2009. Laser labeling, a safe technology to label produce. HortScience. 44(4):1169.
Influence of harvest time on flavor in ‘Valencia’ orange - (Abstract Only)
Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Manthey, J.A., Bai, J., Mccollum, T.G., Irey, M. 2009. Influence of harvest time on flavor in ‘Valencia’ orange. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP3.
Harvest maturity and post-processing dip to improve quality of fresh-cut carambola fruit - (Abstract Only)
Bai, J., Narciso, J., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. 2009. Harvest maturity and post-processing dip to improve quality of fresh-cut carambola fruit. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP11.
Laser etching: A new technology to identify Florida grapefruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sood, P., Ference, C., Narciso, J., Exteberria, E. 2009. Laser etching: A novel technology to label Florida grapefruit. HortTechnology. 19(3):504-510.
A simple method for screening antimicrobial compounds with application to horticultural crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A. 2009. A simple method for screening antimicrobial compounds with application to plant disease and fruit quality. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 48:548-553.
Healthful and nutritional components in select Florida tropical fruits - (Proceedings)
Baldwin, E., Manthey, J., Luzio, G., Goodner, K., Plotto, A., Mahattanatawee, K., Gmitter, F. 2009. Healthful and nutritional components in select Florida tropical fruits. Proceedings of the Tropical Fruits in Human Nutrition and Health Conference. 2008:60-66.
Effects of laser labeling on the quality of tangerines during storage - (Proceedings)
Sood, P., Ference, C., Narciso, J., Etxeberria, E. 2008. Effects of laser labeling on the quality of tangerines during storage. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 121:297-300.
Managing citrus canker for the fresh fruit industry - (Trade Journal)
Ritenour, M., Graham, J., Narciso, J. 2008. Managing citrus canker for the fresh fruit industry. Citrus Industry. 10:20-21.
Packingline treatments and their effects on Xanthomonas axonopodis pv citri - (Abstract Only)
(04-Sep-08)
Update on packing line protocols for citrus canker and their effects on bacterial survival - (Abstract Only)
(04-Sep-08)
Effect of harvest maturity on quality of fresh-cut pear salad - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bai, J., Wu, P., Manthey, J., Goodner, K., Baldwin, E. 2009. Effect of harvest maturity on quality of fresh-cut pear salad. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 51:250-256.
The use of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on fresh-cut fruits and vegetables - (Abstract Only)
Bai, J., Baldwin, E.A. 2008. The use of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP12.
Effects of laser labeling on the quality of citrus fruit during storage - (Abstract Only)
Sood, P., Etxeberria, E., Narciso, J., Ference, C. 2008. Effects of laser labeling on the quality of citrus fruit during storage. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. HP21.
Incidence of chilling injury in fresh-cut 'Kent' mangoes - (Abstract Only)
Dea, S., Brecht, J.K., Nunes, M.N., Baldwin, E.A. 2008. Incidence of chilling injury in fresh-cut 'Kent' mangoes. HortScience. 43:1148
Quality of fresh-cut 'Kent' mango slices prepared from hot water or non hot water treated fruit - (Abstract Only)
Dea, S., Brecht, J.K., Nunes, M.C., Baldwin, E.A. 2008. Quality of fresh-cut 'Kent' mango slices prepared from hot water or non hot water treated fruit. HortScience. 43:1210.
Testing efficiencies of postharvest decay controls - (Proceedings)
Narciso, J.A. 2007. Testing efficiencies of postharvest decay controls. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 120:276.
A new composite coating containing HPMC, bee's wax and shellac for 'Valencia' oranges and 'Marisol' tangerines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Navaro-Tarazaga, M.-L.,Perez-Gago, M.-B., Goodner, K., Plotto, A. 2007. A new composite coating containing HPMC, beeswax and shellac for 'Valencia' oranges and 'Marisol' tangerines. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 120:228-234.
Effect of edible coatings and other surface treatments on pericarp color of thai lychee cultivars - (Proceedings)
Rattanapanone, N., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A. 2007. Effect of edible coatings and other surface treatments on pericarp color of thai lychee cultivars. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 120: 222-227.
Surface treatments and edible coatings in food preservation - (Book / Chapter)
Baldwin, E.A. 2007. Surface treatments and edible coatings in food preservation. In: Rahman, M.S., editor. Handbook of Food Preservation. 2nd edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. pp. 477-507.
Flavor and other quality factors of enzyme-peeled oranges treated with citric acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinnavaia, S., Plotto, A., Narciso, J.A., Baldwin, E.A., Senesi, E. 2007. Flavor and other quality factors of enzyme-peeled oranges treated with citric acid. HortScience. 42(7):1644-1650.
Aroma volatiles in tangerine hybrids - (Abstract Only)
Kerbiriou, P., Goodner, K., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. 2007. Aroma volatiles in tangerine hybrids. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Abstract Number HP11.
Enhancing Florida strawberry shelf life using peroxiacetic acid pre-harvest treatments and postharvest edible coatings - (Abstract Only)
(13-Apr-07)
A simple method to test the efficiencies of postharvest decay control treatments - (Abstract Only)
Narciso, J.A., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A. 2007. A simple method to test the efficiencies of postharvest decay control treatments. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Abstract No. HP14.
Humidity maintenance clamshell and ethanol vapor improve quality of intact and fresh-cut cherries - (Abstract Only)
(16-Mar-07)
Effect of edible coatings and other surface treatments on pericarp color of Thai lychee cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Rattanapanone, N., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E. 2007. Effect of edible coatings and other surface treatments on pericarp color of Thai lychee cultivars. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Abstract No. HP2.
Optimization of a HPMC, bee’s wax and shellac edible coating for 'Valencia' oranges and 'Marisol' tangerines - (Abstract Only)
Navarro-Tarazaga, M.L., Plotto, A., Goodner, K.L., Pérez-Gago, M.B. 2007. Optimization of a HPMC, bee’s wax and shellac edible coating for 'Valencia' oranges and 'Marisol' tangerines. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Abstract No. HP3.
Disinfection of immature fruit extends shelf-life in Florida strawberries - (Abstract Only)
Narciso, J.A., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Ference, C.M. 2007. Disinfection of immature fruit extends shelf-life in Florida strawberries. National Meeting of Institute of Food Technologists/Food Expo. Presentation No. 100-19.
Reducing decay using pre- and post harvest sanitizer application - (Abstract Only)
(12-Jan-07)
Effect of edible coatings on eating quality of ‘Valencia’ oranges - (Abstract Only)
(10-Jan-07)
Enzyme-Peeling of Valencia Oranges for Fresh-Cut Slices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinnavaia, S., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A., Narciso, J.A., Senesi, E. 2007. ENZYME-PEELING OF VALENCIA ORANGES FOR FRESH-CUT SLICES. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 119:335-339.
Edible Coatings and Other Surface Treatments to Maintain Color of Lychee Fruit in Storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Plotto, A., Narciso, J., Baldwin, E.A., Rattanapanone, N. 2006. Edible coatings and other surface treatments to maintain color of lychee fruit in storage. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 119:323-331.
Packingline sanitizers for use against canker and decay pathogens - (Abstract Only)
(20-Aug-06)
Reducing Xanthomonas from surfaces - (Abstract Only)
(16-Aug-06)
Extending Shelf-Life with a Pre-Harvest Non-Residual Spray - (Abstract Only)
(01-Aug-06)
Postharvest Calcium Chloride Dips of Whole Tomato Fruit Reduce Postharvest Decay under Commercial Conditions - (Abstract Only)
Ritenour, M., Narciso, J.A. 2006. Postharvest calcium chloride dips of whole tomato fruit reduce postharvest decay under commercial conditions. HortScience. 41(4):1016-1017.
Taste Panels to Evaluate Quality of Five Strawberry Selections for Florida - (Abstract Only)
Chandler, C.K., Plotto, A. 2006. Taste panels to evaluate quality of five strawberry selections for Florida. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. 126.
Assessing Methods to Clean Fruit Surfaces - (Abstract Only)
(05-May-06)
Edible Coatings to Extend Shelf-Life of Fruits and Vegetables - (Abstract Only)
Baldwin, E.A. 2006. Edible coatings to extend shelf-life of fruits and vegetables. CIFST/AAFC Joint Conference Book of Abstracts. Abstract No. S3-3.
A Review of Sanitizing Methods Used in Florida on Packinglines - (Abstract Only)
(01-May-06)
Citric Acid Can Control Microbial Growth in Enzyme Peeled Orange Without Affecting Eating Quality - (Abstract Only)
(15-Apr-06)
Enzyme-Peeled Oranges for Fresh-Cut Slices - (Abstract Only)
Pinnavaia, S., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A., Narciso, J.A. 2006. Enzyme-peeled oranges for fresh-cut slices. Florida State Horticulture Society and Citrus Industry. Paper No. 41.
Effect of Pectin Oligomers on Strawberry Fruit Decay and Ethylene Production - (Abstract Only)
Baldwin, E., Narciso, J., Cameron, R., Plotto, A. 2006. Effect of pectin oligomers on strawberry fruit decay and ethylene production. HortScience. 41(4):1044.
Addressing the Quality Value of Organic Foods to Satisfy a Dynamic Organic Market - (Abstract Only)
Plotto, A. 2006. Addressing the quality value of organic foods to satisfy a dynamic organic market. National Meeting of Institute of Food Technologists/Food Expo. Session No. 108.
Current Research Programs at the Usda/ars Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory - (Abstract Only)
Baldwin, E. 2006. Current research programs at the USDA/ARS Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory. HortScience. 40(3):504.
Testing the Competency of Antifungal Compounds Against Some Postharvest Pathogens Using the Disc Assay Method - (Abstract Only)
Narciso, J., Baldwin, E., Plotto, A. 2006. Testing antifungal competency of compounds against some postharvest pathogens using the disc assay method. HortScience. 40(3):511.
Optimizing the Use of Hydrolytic Enzymes to Facilitate Peeling of Citrus Fruit - (Proceedings)
Ismail, M.A., Chen, H., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A. 2005. Optimizing the use of hydrolytic enzymes to facilitate peeling of citrus fruit. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 118:400-402.
Changes in Enzyme-Assisted Peeling Efficiency and Quality of Fresh ‘valencia’ Orange and of Stored ‘valencia’ Orange and ‘ruby Red’ Grapefruit - (Proceedings)
Ismail, M.A., Chen, H., Baldwin, E.A., Plotto, A. 2005. Changes in enzyme-assisted peeling efficiency and quality of fresh ‘Valencia’ orange and of stored ‘Valencia’ orange and ‘Ruby Red’ grapefruit. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 118:403-405.
Guidelines and Acceptable Postharvest Practices for Organically Grown Produce     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Plotto, A., Narciso, J.A. 2006. Guidelines and acceptable postharvest practices for organically grown produce. HortScience. 41(2):287-291.
Use of edible coating to preserve pecans at room temperature     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baldwin, E.A., Wood, B.W. 2006. Use of edible coating to preserve pecans at room temperature. HortScience. 41(1):188-192.
Enzyme Peeling of Valencia Orange for Fresh-Cut Slices - (Abstract Only)
Pinnavaia, S., Plotto, A., Baldwin, E.A., Narciso, J.A. 2005. Enzyme peeling of 'Valencia' orange for fresh-cut slices. Subtropical Technology Conference Proceedings. 56:24-25.
Anatomical Characteristics of Longan Fruit - (Proceedings)
Jaitrong, S., Rattanapanone, N., Bookyakiat, D., Baldwin, E.A. 2005. Anatomical characteristics of longan fruit. Acta Horticulturae. 682:1565-1570.
Effect of the Sugar/acid Background on Perception of Tomato Aroma - (Abstract Only)
Baldwin, E.A., Goodner, K.L., Prichett, K. 2005. Effect of the sugar/acid background on perception of tomato aroma. American Society for Horticultural Science. 40:1030.
Sanitizers in Packinghouses - (Abstract Only)
Narciso, J.A. 2005. Sanitizers in packinghouses. Packinghouse Day. 44:8.
An Assessment of Methods to Clean Citrus Fruit Surfaces - (Abstract Only)
(25-Jun-05)
Guidelines and Acceptable Postharvest Practices for Organically Grown Produce - (Abstract Only)
Plotto, A., Narciso, J.A., Baldwin, E.A. 2005. Guidelines and acceptable postharvest practices for organically grown produce. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 40:958.
Optimization of a Sanitation System for Fresh Cut Mangoes, and Use of Surface Treatments and Coatings to Improve Fresh Cut Mango Quality - (Abstract Only)
(03-Mar-05)
An Assessment of Methods to Clean Citrus Fruit Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narciso, J.A. 2005. An assessment of methods to clean citrus fruit surfaces. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 118:437-440.
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