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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO PRODUCE SAFETY AND QUALITY

Location: Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory

Project Number: 1245-32420-005-11
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Dec 31, 2012

Objective:
ARS is interested in integrated approaches to improve produce safety while maintaining quality. The Cooperator, University of Maryland, is interested in evaluating the produce surface characteristics and sanitizer efficacy on pathogen reduction. The Cooperator has the expertise and infrastructure to effectively conduct the proposed research activities.

Approach:
ARS will acquire the basic knowledge of the factors influencing sanitizer degradation, pathogen attachment and internalization during leafy greens and tomato wash process. The Cooperator will provide the expertise in anti-microbial, surface adsorption, topography, and other characteristics in relation to sanitizer performance on pathogen reduction.

Last Modified: 8/1/2014
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