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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: NON-THERMAL AND ADVANCED THERMAL FOOD PROCESSING INTERVENTION TECHNOLOGIES

Location: Food Safety and Intervention Technologies

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Thermal inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on catfish and tilapia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajkowski, K.T. 2012. Thermal inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on catfish and tilapia. Food Microbiology. 30(2)427-431.
Alternative food safety intervention technologies - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H. Alternative food safety intervention technologies [abstract].American Chemical Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, College Park, MD., 1:1.
Safety of foods treated with novel process intervention technologies - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H., Safety of foods treated with novel process intervention technologies [abstract]. April 29, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA. 1:1.
Effect of trisodium phosphate or water dip on the survival of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated catfish before and after freezing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajkowski, K.T., Sommers, C.H. 2012. Effect of trisodium phosphate or water dip on the survival of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated catfish before and after freezing. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology. 21(1):39-47.
Survival of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. on catfish exposed to microwave heating in a continuous mode - (Abstract Only)
Sheen, S., Huang, L., Sommers, C.H. 2011. Survival of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. on catfish exposed to microwave heating in a continuous mode [abstract]. International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI). June 8-10, 2011, New Orleans, LA. 1:1.
Effect of cryogenic freezing on salmonella and listeria recovery from inoculated shrimp - (Abstract Only)
Rajkowski, K.T., Bender, E. 2011. Effect of cryogenic freezing on salmonella and listeria recovery from inoculated shrimp. International Association for Food Protection.,Milwaukee, Wisconsin., 7-31 to 8-3-2011., Poster #: P3-76.
Impact of chlorine, temperature and freezing shock on the growth behavior of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on ready-to-eat meats - (Abstract Only)
Sheen, S., Hwang, C., Juneja, V.K. 2011. Impact of chlorine, temperature and freezing shock on the growth behavior of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on ready-to-eat meats. Meeting Abstract. Annual International Association of Food Protection,Pg 1, July 31 thru August 3, 2011, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Inactivation of foodborne pathogens on seafood by gamma radiation - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H., Iactivation of foodborne pathogens on seafood by gamma radiation American Society for Testing Methods [abstract]. American Society for Testing Methods International Meeting. January 31, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland. 1:1.
Inactivation of avirulent Yersinia pestis in beef bologna by gamma irradiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Niemira, B.A. 2011. Inactivation of avirulent Yersinia pestis in beef bologna by gamma irradiation. Journal of Food Protection. 74(4):627-630.
Radiation inactivation of foodborne pathogens on frozen seafood products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Rajkowski, K.T. 2011. Radiation inactivation of foodborne pathogens on frozen seafood products. Journal of Food Protection. 74(4):641-644.
Emerging issues in food irradiation research - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H. 2010. Emerging issues in food irradiation research [abstract]. Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS). October 18, 2010, Rockville, Maryland. 1:1.
Predictive microbiology for food packaging applications - (Abstract Only)
Sheen,S. 2010. Predictive microbiology for food packaging applications [abstract]. Lecture,Graduate School,Dept. of food Science,Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ. p.1.
Microbial Background on Retail Catfish - (Abstract Only)
Hughes, S.G., Rajkowski, K.T. 2010. Microbial Background on Retail Catfish. Federal Catfish Research Conference, August 10-11,2010.,Washington, DC. Volume 1, P.5.
Heat Inactivation of Human Pathogens on Catfish - (Abstract Only)
Rajkowski, K.T. 2010. Heat Inactivation of Human Pathogens on Catfish. Federal Catfish Research Conference., Washington, D.C., August 10-11, 2010., Oral Presentation, P.9.
Fat content and D-Value, A tale of two finfish - (Abstract Only)
Rajkowski, K.T. 2010. Fat content and D-Value, A tale of two finfish. International Association for Food Protection., August 1-4, 2010., Anaheim, CA., Poster#, P.1-62.
Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on catfish - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C., Rajkowski, K., Mackay, W., 2010. Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on catfish [abstract].Federal Catfish Research Conference. Washington, DC. p.1.
Effect of individual quick freezing (IQF) on Salmonella recovery and texture of shrimp - (Abstract Only)
Rajkowski, K.T. 2010. Effect of individual quick freezing (IQF) on Salmonella recovery and texture of shrimp. 2nd International Congress on Seafood Technology (ICST 2010)May 10 – 13, 2010 Anchorage, AK.,Volume #36, P.1.
A new mechanistic growth model for simultaneous determination of lag phase duration and exponential growth rate and a new Belehdradek-type model for evaluating the effect of temperature on growth rate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L. 2010. A new mechanistic growth model for simultaneous determination of lag phase duration and exponential growth rate and a new Belehdradek-type model for evaluating the effect of temperature on growth rate. Food Microbiology. 28:770-776.
Elimination of Salmonella in Microwaveable Non-Ready-to-Eat Meats by Power-Controlled Microwave Heating - (Proceedings)
Huang, L. 2010. Elimination of Salmonella in Microwaveable Non-Ready-to-Eat Meats by Power-Controlled Microwave Heating. Meeting Abstract. ISSN:1070-0129.pg.62-66.
Quantitative analysis of vertical translocation and lateral cross-contamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during mechanical tenderization of beef - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Sheen, S. 2011. Quantitative analysis of vertical translocation and lateral cross-contamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during mechanical tenderization of beef. Journal of Food Safety. 31:108-114.
Growth kinetics of Escherchia coli O157:H7 in mechanically-tenderized beef - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L. 2010. Growth kinetics of Escherchia coli O157:H7 in mechanically-tenderized beef. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 140:40-48.
Uv-C Inactivation of Francisella Tularensis Utah-112 on Agar Surfaces, Stainless Steel, and Foods - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C., Paoli, G., 2010. UV-C Inactivation of Francisella tularensis Utah-112 on agar surfaces, stainless steel, and foods [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. p.1.
Antilisterial efficacy and lack of genotoxic potential of Listeria monocytogenes specific bacteriophages - (Abstract Only)
Mackay, W., Sommers, C., Rajkowski, K.,Barton, D., 2010 Antilisterial efficacy and lack of genotoxic potential of Listeria monocytogenes specific bacteriophages [abstract].Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. Salt Lake City, UT. p.1.
A New Automated Microwave Heating Process for Cooking and Pasteurization of Microwaveable Foods Containing Raw Meats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Sites, J.E. 2010. A New Automated Microwave Heating Process for Cooking and Pasteurization of Microwaveable Foods Containing Raw Meats. Journal of Food Science. 75:E110-E115.
Inactivation of foodborne pathogens on frankfurters using ultraviolet light (254 nm) and GRAS antimicrobials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Scullen, O.J., Sites, J.E. 2010. Inactivation of foodborne pathogens on frankfurters using ultraviolet light (254 nm) and GRAS antimicrobials. Journal of Food Safety. 31:1-12. Available: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/123387396/PDFSTART.
Near-Infrared Surface Pasteurization to Eliminate Listeria monocytogenes on Cooked Chicken Breast Meat Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Sites, J.E. 2012. Near-Infrared Surface Pasteurization to Eliminate Listeria monocytogenes on Cooked Chicken Breast Meat Surfaces. Journal of Food Process Engineering. 35:1-15.
An integrated model for predictive microbiology and simultaneous determination of lag phase duration and exponential growth rate - (Proceedings)
(07-Sep-09)
Ultraviolet light (254 NM) inactivation of pathogens on foods and stainless steel surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Sites, J.E., Musgrove, M.T. 2010. Ultraviolet light (254 NM) inactivation of pathogens on foods and stainless steel surfaces. Journal of Food Safety. 30(2):470-479.
Microwave Heating of TV-Dinner Type Products - (Proceedings)
Huang, L., Sites, J.E. 2009. Microwave Heating of TV-Dinner Type Products. In: Proceedings of International Microwave Power Institute’s 43rd Annual Symposium. July 8 – 10, 2009, Washington, DC. p. 72 – 77.
Risk Analysis for Nonthermal process interventions - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2009. Risk Analysis for Non-Thermal process interventions [abstract].Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. p.1.
Simultaneous Determination of Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity of Food and Agricultural Materials Using a Transient Plane-Source Method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Liu, L.S. 2009. Simultaneous Determination of Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity of Food and Agricultural Materials Using a Transient Plane-Source Method. Journal of Food Engineering. 95:179-185.
Antilisterial activity and lack of genotoxic potential of L. monocytogenes specific bacteriophages - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2009. Antilisterial activity and lack of genotoxic potential of L. monocytogenes specific bacteriophages [abstract]. Edinboro University of PA. p.1.
Ionizing Solutions to Future Processor Demands for Safe Food - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2009. Ionizing solutions to future processor demands for safe food [abstract] Grocery Manufacturers Association: New Technology Symposium. Alexandria, VA. p.1.
Cooling of cooked RTE meats and computer simulation - (Book / Chapter)
Huang, L., Sheen, S. 2010. Cooling of cooked RTE meats and computer simulation. In: Hwang, A. and Huang. L., editors. Ready-to-Eat Foods, Microbial Concerns and Control Measures. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. p.191-228.
Antilisterial activity and lack of genotoxic potential of L. monocytogenes specific bacteriophages - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C., Rajkowski, K.,Mackay, W. 2009. Antilisterial activity and lack of genotoxic potential of L. monocytogenes specific baceteriophages. [abstract] International Association of Food Protection. Grapevine, TX. p.1.
Ultraviolet light (254 NM) inactivation of pathogens on foods and stainless steel surfaces - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C., Sites, J., Musgrove, M., Geveke, D., 2009. Ultraviolet Light Inactivation of Pathogens on food and stainless steel surfaces [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. p.1.
Inactivation of foodborne pathogens on frankfurters using ultraviolet light and GRAS antimicrobials - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C., Sites, J., Geveke, D. 2009. Inactivation of foodborne pathogens on frankfurters using ultraviolet light and GRAS antimicrobials [abstract] Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA p.1.
Food Irradiation Research and Technology - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2009. Food Irradiation Research and Technology [abstract]. The Ohio Association of Food and Environmental Sanitarians Winter Meeting. Columbus, Ohio. p.1
Ultraviolet Light (254 nm) Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on frankfurters that contain potassium lactate and sodium diacetate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Cooke, P.H., Fan, X., Sites, J.E. 2009. Ultraviolet Light (254 nm) Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on frankfurters that contain potassium lactate and sodium diacetate. Journal of Food Science. 74(3):M114-M119.
Inactivation of Listeria innocua on frankfurters by ultraviolet light and flash pasteurization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Geveke, D.J., Pulsfus, S., Lemmenes, B. 2009. Inactivation of Listeria innocua on frankfurters by ultraviolet light and flash pasteurization. Journal of Food Science. 74(3):M138-M141.
Inactivation of avirulent Yersinia pestis in butterfield's phosphate buffer and frankfurters by UVC (254 nm) and gamma irradiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Cooke, P.H. 2009. Inactivation of avirulent Yersinia pestis in butterfield's phosphate buffer and frankfurters by UVC (254 nm) and gamma irradiation. Journal of Food Protection. 72(4):755-759.
Radiation resistance and post-irradiation proliferation of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat deli meat in the presence of pectin/nisin films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, Z.T., Liu, L.S., Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G., Zhang, H.Q. 2009. Radiation resistance and post-irradiation proliferation of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat deli meat in the presence of pectin/nisin films. Journal of Food Protection. 72(3):644-649.
Formation of trans Fatty Acids in Ground Beef and Frankfurters due to Irradiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, X., Kays, S.E. 2008. Formation of trans Fatty Acids in Ground Beef and Frankfurters due to Irradiation. Journal of Food Science. 74(2):C79-C84.
Food Irradiation Research and Technology - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2008. Food Irradiation Research and Technology [abstract]. Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurement and Stardards (CIRMS). Gaithersburg, MD. p. 1.
Thermal Inactivation of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ground Beef Under Isothermal and Dynamic Temperature Conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L. 2008. Thermal Inactivation of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ground Beef Under Isothermal and Dynamic Temperature Conditions. Journal of Food Engineering. 90:380-387.
Food irradiation research and technology - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2008. Irradiation Research and Technology. [abstract] International Association for Food Protection. p. 1.
Radiation D10-Values on Thawed and Frozen Catfish and Tilapia for Finfish Isolates of Listeria Monocytogenes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajkowski, K.T. 2008. Radiation D10-Values on Thawed and Frozen Catfish and Tilapia for Finfish Isolates of Listeria Monocytogenes. Journal of Food Protection. 71(11):2278-2282.
Nonthermal processing technologies to improve the safety of raw meat and poultry products and ready-to-eat foods - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2008. Kraft/Oscar Mayer Meat Science Summit, [abstract] Madison, WI.p.1.
Pasteurization of Ready-to-Eat Meats - (Proceedings)
Huang, L., Sites, J.E. 2008. Pasteurization of Ready-to-Eat Meats. In: International Microwave Power Institute's 42nd Annual Symposium, June 25-27, 2008, New Orleans, LA. 37-42.
Growth Kinetics of Listeria monocytogenes in Broth and Beef Frankfurters– Determination of Lag Phase Duration and Exponential Growth Rate under Isothermal Conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L. 2008. Growth Kinetics of Listeria monocytogenes in Broth and Beef Frankfurters– Determination of Lag Phase Duration and Exponential Growth Rate under Isothermal Conditions. Journal of Food Science. 73(5):E235-E242.
Virulence of Listeria monocytogenes following repeated exposure to Ultraviolet (254nm) Light - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C. 2008. Virulence of Listeria Monocytogenes following repeated exposure to ultravioet light [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. p.1.
Inactivation of Listeria innocua on the surfaces of frankfurters using UVC light and flash pasteurization - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C., Geveke, D., Pulsfus, Seth, Lemmenes, Bryan, 2008. Inactivation of Listeria innocua on the surfaces of frankfurters using UVC light and flash pasteurization. [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. p. 1.
Letter to the Editor. Radiation Sensitivity of Escherichia Coli JM109 and DH5 Alpha - (Other)
Sommers, C.H., Rajkowski, K.T. 2008. Letter to the Editor. Radiation Sensitivity of Escherichia Coli JM109 and DH5 Alpha. Journal of Food Science. 73(1):vii.
Inactivation of Escherichia Coli JM109, DH5 ALPHA and O157:H7 Suspended in Butterfields Phosphate Buffer by Gamma Irradiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Rajkowski, K.T. 2008. Inactivation of Escherichia Coli JM109, DH5 ALPHA and O157:H7 Suspended in Butterfields Phosphate Buffer by Gamma Irradiation. Journal of Food Science. 73(2):M87-M90.
Elimination of Listeria monocytogenes on Hotdogs by Infrared Surface Treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Sites, J.E. 2008. Elimination of Listeria monocytogenes on Hotdogs by Infrared Surface Treatment. Journal of Food Science. 73:M27-M31.
Induction of micronuclei by palmitic acid and its unique radiolytic product 2-dodecylcyclobutanone - (Proceedings)
Sommers, C.H. 2007. Induction of micronuclei by palmitic acid and its unique radiolytic product 2-dodecylcyclobutanone. In: Proceedings of the United States-Japan (UJNR), 36th Annual Meeting, October 21-25, 2007, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. p. 59-62.
Flash Pasteurization inactivation of Listeria innocua on frankfurters that contain potassium lactate and sodium diacetate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Geveke, D.J., Fan, X. 2008. Flash Pasteurization inactivation of Listeria innocua on frankfurters that contain potassium lactate and sodium diacetate. Journal of Food Science. M1-M3.
The survival of Shigella sonnei in frozen media and after ultraviolet treatment of ice and inoculated fish samples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajkowski, K.T. 2007. The survival of Shigella sonnei in frozen media and after ultraviolet treatment of ice and inoculated fish samples. Ice World Journal. 9:14-23.
Numerical Analysis of Survival of Listeria monocytogenes during In- Package Pasteurization of Frankfurters by Hot Water Immersion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L. 2007. Numerical Analysis of Survival of Listeria monocytogenes during In- Package Pasteurization of Frankfurters by Hot Water Immersion. Journal of Food Science. 72(5):E285-E292.
Effect of Temperature on the Radiation Resistance of Yersinia Pestis Suspended in Raw Ground Pork - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sommers, C.H., Niemira, B.A. 2007. Effect of temperature on the radiation resistance of yersinia pestis suspended in raw ground pork. Journal of Food Safety. 27:317-325.
Inactivation of Salmonella Enteriditis and Salmonella Senftenberg in liquid whole egg using generally recognized as safe additives, ionizing radiation and heat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alvarez, I., Niemira, B.A., Fan, X., Sommers, C.H. 2007. Inactivation of Salmonella Enteriditis and Salmonella Senftenberg in liquid whole egg using generally recognized as safe additives, ionizing radiation and heat. Journal of Food Protection. 70(6):1402-1409.
Inactivation of Listeria on Frankfurter Surfaces Using UVC Radiation and Vacuum-Steam-Vacuum Pasteurization - (Proceedings)
Sommers, C.H., Geveke, D.J. 2006. Inactivation of Listeria on Frankfurter Surfaces Using UVC Radiation and Vacuum-Steam-Vacuum Pasteurization. In: Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources, October 21-28, 2006, Sonoma, California. p. F23-F25.
Effectiveness of Ionizing Radiation in Reducing Furan and Acrylamide Levels in Foods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, X., Mastovska, K. 2006. Effectiveness of ionizing radiation in reducing furan and acrylamide levels in foods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 54:8266-8270.
Computer Simulation of Heat Transfer During in-Package Pasteurization of Beef Frankfurters by Hot Water Immersion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(01-Aug-06)
Effect of Gamma Radiation on Furan Formation in Ready-to-Eat Products and Their Ingredients - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, X., Sommers, C.H. 2006. Effect of gamma radiation on furan formation in ready-to-eat products and their ingredients. Journal of Food Science. 71(7):C407-C412.
Irradiation Inactivation of Listeria Monocytogenes in Low Fat Ground Pork at Frozen and Refrigerated Temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bari, M.L., Mochida, M., Sommers, C.H., Hayakawa, F., Todoriki, S., Kawamoto, S. 2006. Irradiation inactivation of listeria monocytogenes in low fat ground pork at frozen and refrigerated temperature. Journal of Food Protection. 69:2955-2960.
Ensuring the Safety of Frankfurters by Thermal Processing - (Abstract Only)
Huang, L. 2006. Ensuring the safety of frankfurters by thermal processing . 2006 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Orlando, FL. 6/28/06. p. 1.
Ensuring the Safety of Complex Ready-to-Eat Foods Using Irradiation - (Abstract Only)
Sommers, C.H., Boyd, G. 2006. Ensuring the safety of complex ready-to-eat foods using irradiation. IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Orlando, FL. 6/28/06. p. 1.
E2449-05 Standard Guide for Irradiation of Prepackaged Processed Meat and Poultry Products to Control Pathogens and Other Microorganisms - (Other)
Logar, J., Sommers, C.H., Kusnesof, P., Astm Subcommittee, E. 2006. E2449-05 standard guide for irradiation of prepackaged processed meat and poultry products to control pathogens and other microorganisms. ASTM International. 1-7.
Ionizing Radiation of Eggs - (Book / Chapter)
(20-Mar-06)
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