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Carl W Olsen
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Food Technologist

Phone: (510) 559-5639
Fax: (510) 559-5851
Room 1107

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Reducing astringency in persimmons through processing, an approach for increasing marketability (abstract) -
Sedej, I., Woods, R., Vilches, A.M., Olsen, C.W., Preece, J.E., Milczarek, R.R., Breksa III, A.P. 2016. Reducing astringency in persimmons through processing, an approach for increasing marketability (abstract). American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition - Philadelphia, PA - August 21-25, 2016.
Mechanical and water barrier properties of isolated soy protein composite edible films as affected by carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde micro and nanoemulsions -
Otoni, C.G., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Bilbao-Sainz, C., McHugh, T.H. 2016. Mechanical and water barrier properties of isolated soy protein composite edible films as affected by carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde micro and nanoemulsions. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 57:72-79.
Addition of dried 'Ataulfo' mango (Mangifera indica L) by-products as a source of dietary fiber and polyphenols in starch-molded mango snacks -
Sayago-Ayerdi, S., Blancas-Benitez, F.J., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Montalvo-Gonzalez, E., Mchugh, T.H. 2015. Addition of dried 'Ataulfo' mango (Mangifera indica L) by-products as a source of dietary fiber and polyphenols in starch-molded mango snacks. Food Research International. doi: 10.1007/s13197-015.1855-1857.
Apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing plant antimicrobials inactivate Salmonella Newport in packaged organic leafy greens -
Apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing the plant antimicrobials carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde inactivate Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens in sealed plastic bags Reprint Icon -
Zhu, L., Olsen, C.W., McHugh, T.H., Friedman, M., Jaroni, D., Ravshankar, S. 2013. Apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing the plant antimicrobials carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde inactivate Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens in sealed plastic bags. Journal of Food Science. 79(1):M61-M66. DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.12318.
Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on ham and bologna using pectin-based apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing Carvacrol and Cinnamaldehyde -
Ravishankar, S., Zhu, L., Jaroni, D., Olsen, C.W., Mchugh, T.H., Friedman, M. 2012. Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on ham and bologna using pectin-based apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing Carvacrol and Cinnamaldehyde. Journal of Food Science. 77(7):M377-M382.
Gelation, oxygen permeability and mechanical properties of mammalian and fish gelatin films Reprint Icon -
Avena-Bustillos, R.J., Chiou, B., Olsen, C.W., Bechtel, P.J., Olson, D.A., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Gelation, oxygen permeability and mechanical properties of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Journal of Food Science. 76(7):E519-E524. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02312.x.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols. Journal of Food Science. 76(2):149-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.02012.x.
Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.C., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 88.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenolics -
Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production -
Bower, C.K., Avena-Bustillos, R.J., Hietala, K.A., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production. Journal of Food Science. 75(4):C317-C321.
Dehydration of pollock skin prior to gelatin production -
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Hietala, K.A., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Olsen, C.W., McHugh, T.H. 2010. Dehydration of pollock skin prior to gelatin production. Journal of Food Science. 75:C317-C321.
Physical and Chemical Properties of Pollock and Salmon Skin Gelatin Films -
Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Chiou, B., Olsen, C.W., Bechel, P.J., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Physical and Chemical Properties of Pollock and Salmon Skin Gelatin Films. Composition of Hydrolysate Meals Made from Alaska Pollock, Salmon, and Flatfish Processing Byproducts: Comparisons with Traditional Alaska Fish Meals. In: P.J. Bechtel and S. Smiley (eds.), A Sustainable Future: Fish Processing Byproducts. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, pp. 281-294. doi:10.4027/sffpb.2010.23
Antimicrobial edible apple films inactivate antibiotic resistant and susceptible Campylobacter jejuni strains on chicken breast Reprint Icon -
Mild, R.M., Joens, L., Friedman, M., Olsen, C.W., Mchugh, T.H., Ravishankar, S. 2011. Antimicrobial edible apple films inactivate antibiotic resistant and susceptible Campylobacter jejuni strains on chicken breast. Journal of Food Science. 76: M163–M168. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02065.x.
Physicochemical properties of apple puree-alginate films containing plant essential oils and oil compounds active against Escherichia coli 0157:H7 -
Olsen, C.W., Rojas-Grau, M., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Henika, P.R., Martin-Belloso, O., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Physicochemical properties of apple puree-alginate films containing plant essential oils and oil compounds active against Escherichia coli 0157:H7. Progress in Nutrition. p. 86
Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodborne pathogens, Escherichia coli O157:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 85-86.
Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production -
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Hietala, K.A., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production. Progress in Nutrition. p. 86.
Edible Apple Film Wraps Containing Plant Antimicrobials Inactivate Foodborne Pathogens on Meat and Poultry Products -
Ravishankar, S., Zhu, L., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Friedman, M. 2009. Edible Apple Film Wraps Containing Plant Antimicrobials Inactivate Foodborne Pathogens on Meat and Poultry Products. Journal of Food Science. 74(8):M440-M445.
Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M390-M397.
Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M372-M378.
Allspice, garlic, and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactive the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes -
Allspice, cinnamon, and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes -
Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production -
Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films. Journal of Food Science. 73(7):M378-383.
Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against Echerichia coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:3082-2088.
Barrier Properties and Vapor Sorption Isotherms of Nanoemulsion Fish Gelatin Films -
Effects of Plant Essential Oils and Oil Compounds on Mechanical, Barrier and Antimicrobial Properties of Alginate-Apple Puree Edible Films -
Rojas-Grau, M.A., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Henika, P.R., Martin-Belloso, O., Pan, Z., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2007. Effects of Plant Essential Oils and Oil Compounds on Mechanical, Barrier and Antimicrobial Properties of Alginate-Apple Puree Edible Films. Journal of Food Engineering. 81(3):634-641.
Cost to Benefit - Fish Skin Yields Unique Gelatin Products -
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2008. Cost to Benefit - Fish Skin Yields Unique Gelatin Products. Global Aquaculture Advocate. 11(4):28-29.
Characterization of fish-skin gelatin gels and films containing the antomicrobial enzyme lysozyme -
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Bechtel, P.J. 2006. Characterization of fish skin gelatin gels and films containing the antimicrobial enzyme lysozyme. Journal of Food Science. 71(5):141-145
WATER VAPOR PERMEABILITY OF MAMMALIAN AND FISH GELATIN FILMS -
R.J. Avena Bustillos, C.W. Olsen, D.A. Olson, B. Chiou, E. Yee, P.J. Bechtel, T.H. McHugh, 2006. Water Vapor Permeability of Mammalian and Fish Gelatin Films. Journal of Food Science. Vol 71(4):E202-E207.
TENSILE PROPERTIES OF COMPRESSION-MOLDED WHEY PROTEIN SHEETS: DETERMINATION OF MOLDING CONDITION AND GLYCEROL-CONTENT EFFECTS AND COMPARISON WITH SOLUTION-CAST FILMS -
R. Sothornvit, C.W. Olsen, T.H. Mc Hugh, J.M. Krochta. February 2007. Tensile properties of compression-molded whey protein sheets: Determination of molding condition and glycerol-content effects and comparison with solution-cast films. Journal of Food Engineering. 78(3):855-860.
Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof -
McHugh, T.H., Debord Matthew, Olsen, C.W. 2014. Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof. Patent Application. U.S. Issue - Application # 13/284,496.
BARRIER PROPERTIES, GEL STRENGTH, AND MICROBIAL SAFETY OF FISH SKIN GELATIN GELS AND FILMS -
Bower, C.K. 2006. Barrier properties, gel strength, and microbial safety of fish skin gelatin gels and films. Aquaculture America Conference.
FEASIBILITY OF USING INFRARED HEATING FOR BLANCHING AND DEHYDRATION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES -
Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Ameratanga, K., Olsen, C.W., Zhu, Y., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Feasibility of using infrared heating for blanching and dehydration of fruits and vegetables. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers. ASAE Paper No. 056086. p. 1-13. St. Joseph. MI.
WATER VAPOR PERMEABILITY OF MAMMALIAN AND FISH GELATIN FILMS -
Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Water vapor permeability of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Meeting Abstract No. 54D-4. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
DEHYDRATION AS A STABILIZATION METHOD FOR ALASKAN POLLOCK SKINS PRIOR TO GELATIN EXTRACTION -
Mc Hugh, T.H., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Olsen, C.W., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Bechtel, P.J., Bower, C.K., Pantoja, A. 2005. Dehydration as a stabilization method for alaskan pollock skins prior to gelatin extraction. Meeting Abstract No. 99C-24. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
EVALUATION OF POWER ULTRASOUND AS A PROCESSING AID FOR FISH GELATIN EXTRACTION -
Olson, D.A., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Bower, C.K., Bechtel, P.J., Pan, Z., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Evaluation of power ultrasound as a processing aid for fish gelatin extraction. Meeting Abstract No. 71C-26. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
THERMAL TRANSITIONS AND EXTRUSION OF GLYCEROL-PLASTICIZED WHEY PROTEIN MIXTURES -
Hernandez, V.M., Reid, D.S., Mc Hugh, T.H., Berrios, J.D., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A., Pan, J., Krochta, J.M. 2005. Thermal transitions and extrusion of glycerol-plasticized whey protein mixtures. Meeting Abstract No. 54D-7. p. 60., IFT Annual Meeting, July 2005, New Orleans, LA.
TENSILE AND PUNCTURE PROPERTIES OF MAMMALIAN AND FISH GELATIN FILMS -
Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olson, D.A., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Tensile and puncture properties of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Meeting Abstract No. 109-5. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
PROCESSING AND QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF PEARS PROCESSED BY A NEW INFRARED DRY BLANCHING/DEHYDRATION METHOD -
Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Ameratanga, K., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Processing and quality characteristics of pears processed by a new infrared dry blanching/dehydration method. Meeting Abstract No. 84-7. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
TENSILE PROPERTIES OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EDIBLE FILMS -
Mc Hugh, T.H., Olsen, C.W. 2004. Tensile properties of fruit and vegetable edible films. United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources,Food & Ag Panel Meeting, Section Food & Non-Food Processing, p. 104-108.
CHARACTERIZATION OF FISH SKIN GELATIN GELS AND FILMS CONTAINING THE ANTIMICROBIAL ENZYME LYSOZYME -
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Bechtel, P.J. 2005. Characterization of fish skin gelatin gels and films containing the antimicrobial enzyme lysozyme. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FILMS AND USES THEREOF -
Mc Hugh, T.H., De Bord, M.D., Olsen, C.W. 2004. Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof. Serial #10/937,183, Patent Application Filed 9/8/04.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROCESSING -
McHugh, T.H., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A. 2004. New Technologies in Fruit and Vegetable Processing. In Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Rrsources Food and Agricultural Panel. pp. 430-436.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EDIBLE WRAPS: APPLICATION TO PARTIALLY DEHYDRATED APPLE PIECES -
MC HUGH, T.H., OLSEN, C.W., SENESI, E. FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EDIBLE WRAPS: APPLICATION TO PARTIALLY DEHYDRATED APPLE PIECES.
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