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Yaguang Luo (Sunny)

Research Food Technologist


Food Quality Lab / Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Lab
USDA, ARS, NEA, BARC, FQL/EMFSL
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 002 BARC-West, Room 12
Beltsville, MD 20705

Phone 301.504.6186, Fax 301.504.5107
www.ars.usda.gov/nea/emfsl/sunnyluo

In a study to test package film permeability and shelf life of fresh-cut produce, food technologist Yaguang Luo prepares to seal romaine lettuce. Photo by Peggy Greb.

Research Area: Develop rapid and sensitive methods for detection of enteric human pathogens and spoilage bacteria from conventional and organically grown produce, and develop effective postharvest sanitizing procedures providing improved antimicrobial activity while maintaining produce quality and shelf-life, and understand the ecology and mechanisms that allow specific human and spoilage microorganisms to persist on fresh produce and develop control agents to reduce food safety risks.


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Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory
Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD 20705
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
www.ars.usda.gov/nea/emfsl



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