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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MICROBIAL FOOD SAFETY OF FRESH AND FRESH-CUT PRODUCE Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

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)
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.
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.
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.
Imunolocalization of delta-giardin within the ventral disc of Giardia duodenalis using laser scanning confocal microscopy - (Abstract Only)
Macarisin, D., Obrien, C.N., Bauchan, G.R., Fayer, R., Jenkins, M.C. 2011. Imunolocalization of delta-giardin within the ventral disc of Giardia duodenalis using laser scanning confocal microscopy. BARC Poster Day.
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.
Soil pasteurization effects on the persistence of E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in fallow and spinach-grown soil - (Abstract Only)
Ingram, D.T., Sharma, M. 2011. Soil pasteurization effects on the persistence of E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in fallow and spinach-grown soil . BARC Poster Day.
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.
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.
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.
Microbial Genome Analysis and Comparisons: Web-based Protocols and Resources - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bhagwat, M., Bhagwat, A.A. 2011. Microbial Genome Analysis and Comparisons: Web-based Protocols and Resources. Methods in Molecular Biology. 765:297-307.
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.
Arginine-dependent acid-resistance pathway in Shigella boydii     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goh, K., Chua, D., Beck, B., Mckee, M., Bhagwat, A.A. 2010. Arginine-dependent acid-resistance pathway in Shigella boydii. Archives Of Microbiology. 193(3):179-185.
Bacteriophage-based rapid and sensitive detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates from ground beef - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kannan, P., Yong, H., Reiman, L., Cleaver, C., Patel, P., Bhagwat, A.A. 2010. Bacteriophage-based rapid and sensitive detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates from ground beef. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 12:1151-1158.
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].
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.
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.
Osmoregulated periplasmic glucans synthesis gene family of Shigella flexneri     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, L., Dharne, M., Kannan, P., Smith, A.D., Meng, J., Fan, M., Boren, T., Ranallo, R., Bhagwat, A.A. 2010. Osmoregulated periplasmic glucans synthesis gene family of Shigella flexneri. Archives Of Microbiology. 192(3):167-174.
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.
Motility revertants of opgGH mutants of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium remain defective in mice virulence     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kannan, P., Dharne, M., Smith, A.D., Karns, J.S., Bhagwat, A.A. 2009. Motility revertants of opgGH mutants of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium remain defective in mice virulence. Current Microbiology. 59(6):641-645.
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.].
Osmoregulated periplasmic glucans are needed for competitive growth and biofilm formation by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in leafy-green vegetable wash-waters and colonization in mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, L., Tan, S., Jun, W., Smith, A.D., Meng, J., Bhagwat, A.A. 2008. Osmoregulated periplasmic glucans are needed for competitive growth and biofilm formation by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in leafy-green vegetable wash-waters and colonization in mice. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 292:13-20.
Characterization of Salmonella isolates from retail foods based on serotyping, pulse field gel electrophoresis, antibiotic resistance and other phenotypic properties     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xia, X., Zhao, S., Smith, A.D., Mcevoy, J.L., Jianghong, M., Bhagwat, A.A. 2009. Characterization of Salmonella isolates from retail foods based on serotyping, pulse field gel electrophoresis, antibiotic resistance and other phenotypic properties. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 129:93-98.
Osmoregulated periplasmic glucans of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium are required for optimal virulence in mice     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bhagwat, A.A., Jun, W., Liu, L., Porteen, K., Dharne, M., Pheh, B., Tall, B.D., Kothary, M.H., Gross, K.C., Angle, S., Jianghong, M., Smith, A.D. 2009. Osmoregulated periplasmic glucans of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium are required for optimal virulence in mice. Microbiology. 155:229-237.
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.
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. .
Methods and tools for comparative genomics of food-borne pathogens     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bhagwat, A.A., Bhagwat, M. 2008. Methods and tools for comparative genomics of food-borne pathogens. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 5(4):487-497.
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.
A rapid and simple DNA extraction procedure to detect Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes from fresh produce using real-time PCR     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chua, T., Bhagwat, A.A. 2009. A rapid and simple DNA extraction procedure to detect Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes from fresh produce using real-time PCR. Journal of Food Analytical Methods. 2:96-101.
Osmoregulated Periplasmic Glucans (OPGs) of Salmonella enterica serovars Typhimurium are needed for optimal growth under nutrient limiting- hypoosmotic conditions - (Abstract Only)
Liu, L., Kannan, P., Meng, J., Bhagwat, A.A. 2008. Osmoregulated Periplasmic Glucans (OPGs) of Salmonella enterica serovars Typhimurium are needed for optimal growth under nutrient limiting- hypoosmotic conditions. BARC Poster Day. .
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.
The role of RNA polymerase sigma-factor (RpoS) in induction of glutamate-dependent acid-resistance of Escherichia albertii under anaerobic conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, J., Sharma, M., Bhagwat, A.A. 2008. The role of RNA polymerase sigma-factor (RpoS) in induction of glutamate-dependent acid-resistance of Escherichia albertii under anaerobic conditions. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 283:75-82.
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.
Fresh-cut Lettuce in Modified Atmosphere Packages Stored at Improper Temperatures Support Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Isolates to Survive Gastric Acid Challenge - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chua, D., Goh, K., Saftner, R.A., Bhagwat, A.A. 2008. Fresh-cut Lettuce in Modified Atmosphere Packages Stored at Improper Temperatures Support Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Isolates to Survive Gastric Acid Challenge. Journal of Food Science. 73:M148-M153.
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]..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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