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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY Project Number: 0500-00031-001-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2007
End Date: Jun 30, 2012

Objective:
Research will address methods to determine the presence of pathogens in catfish/catfish products and to maximize elimination methods. Detection techniques will be developed to aid in processing and packaging operations, which should further enhance product safety. Specifically the objectives are: Optimize safety of aquaculture products through innovative processes for reducing microbiological, physical and chemical hazards in seafood/aquaculture products. Determine the mechanisms influencing microbial survival of selected pathogens in seafood/aquaculture products. Optimize the market value of seafood/aquaculture products through enhanced food safety and quality.

Approach:
Develop and evaluate methods for detection and reduction of microorganisms, toxins and contaminants that could affect the safety of seafood/aquaculture products.

Last Modified: 10/20/2014
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