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Jitu Patel

Research Food Technologist

Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Lab
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 307 BARC-East, Room 126
Beltsville, MD 20705 USA

Phone: 301.504.7003
Fax: 301.504.8438

Research Area: Identify mechanisms of attachment, growth and survival of human pathogens on fresh produce. Determine molecular factors involved in the interaction of human pathogens with natural microflora on fresh produce and biofilm formation. Develop rapid, sensitive methods for detection of enteric pathogens in produce and soil.

Current project, 2021 - 2026: Intervention Strategies to Mitigate the Food Safety Risks Associated with the Fresh Produce Supply Chain

Previous project, 2016 - 2021: Characterization and Mitigation of Bacterial Pathogens in the Fresh Produce Production and Processing Continuum

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