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Alison Lacombe
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (510) 559-6422
Fax: (510) 559-6162

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

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Identifying nonpathogenic Salmonella surrogates for industrial scale treatment of almonds using gaseous chlorine dioxide -
Implementation of Fluorescent Assays to Measure Membrane Damage to Escherichia coli O157:H7 after Exposure to Chlorine Dioxide -
Identification of Nonpathogenic Surrogate Bacteria Applicable for Industrial-Scale Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide Treatment on Baby Carrots -
Nonthermal inactivation of norovirus surrogates on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma -
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Kingsley, D.H., Li, X., Chen, H. 2017. Nonthermal inactivation of norovirus surrogates on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma. Food Microbiology. 63:1-5.
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality -
Lacombe, A.C., Breard, A., Hwang, C., Hill, D.E., Fan, X., Huang, L., Yoo, B.K., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Wu, V.C. 2016. Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality. Journal of Food Protection. 73:981-985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.10.011
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality -
Lacombe, A.C., Beard, A., Hwang, C., Hill, D., Fan, X., Huang, L., Yoo, B.K., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Wu, V.C. 2016. Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality. Food Control. 73(2017):981-985.
Inhibition of enteric pathogens and surrogates using integrated, high intensity 405nm led light on the surface of almonds -
Atmospheric cold plasma iactivation of norovirus surrogates and native microbiota on blueberries -
Niemira, B.A., Lacombe, A.C., Gurtler, J., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Li, X., Chen, H., Fan, X., Kingsley, D.H. 2015. Atmospheric cold plasma iactivation of norovirus surrogates and native microbiota on blueberries. Meeting Abstract. USDA NIFA Project Director Invitational Meeting. IAFP Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. July 24, 2014. Volume 1, Page 1.
Enhancing the safety and quality of fresh produce and low-moisture foods by waterless non-thermal technologies: Cold plasma and monochromatic light -
Niemira, B.A., Lacombe, A.C., Gurtler, J., Kingsley, D.H., Sites, J.E. 2015. Enhancing the safety and quality of fresh produce and low-moisture foods by waterless non-thermal technologies: Cold plasma and monochromatic light. Meeting Abstract. USDA NIFA Project Director Invitational Meeting. IAFP Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. July 24, 2015.Volume 1, Page 1.
Cold plasma as a nonthermal food processing technology -
Inhibition of enteric pathogens using integrated high intensity 405 nm LED on the surface of almonds -
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Gurtler, J., Tyrell, B.K., Fleck, M.A. 2015. Inhibition of enteric pathogens using integrated high intensity 405 nm LED on the surface of almonds. Meeting Abstract. IFT Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. July 11-14, 2015.Volume 1, Page 1.
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality -
Lacombe, A.C., Breard, A., Hwang, C., Fan, X., Huang, L., Yoo, B.K., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Wu, V. 2015. Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality. Meeting Abstract. IAFP Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. July 25-28, 2015. Volume 1, Page 1.
Proceedings of the 10th international symposium on polymer surface modification -
Disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, Tulane Virus with Cold Plasma -
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J. 2014. Disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, Tulane Virus with Cold Plasma. Meeting Abstract. Food Science Department. Drexel University. October 30, 2014. Volume 1, Page 1.
Atmospheric cold plasma inactivation of Aerobic Microorganisms on blueberries and effects on quality attributes -
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Fan, X., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Chen, H. 2015. Atmospheric cold plasma inactivation of Aerobic Microorganisms on blueberries and effects on quality attributes. Food Microbiology. 46:479-484.
Surfactant enhanced disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, tulane virus with organic acids and surfactant -
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J. 2014. Surfactant enhanced disinfection of the human norovirus surrogate, tulane virus with organic acids and surfactant. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1., IAFP Annual Meeting., Indianapolis, Indiana., August 3-6, 2014
Effects of nonthermal atmospheric cold plasma on blueberry native microbiota and sensory attributes -
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Fan, X., Chen, H. 2014. Effects of nonthermal atmospheric cold plasma on blueberry native microbiota and sensory attributes. Meeting Abstract. , IFT Annual meeting., New Orleans, LA., June 21-24,2014., Volume 1, Page 1.
Nonthermal inactivation of the norovirus surrogate tulane virus on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma -
Lacombe, A.C., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Chen, H., Li, X. 2014. Nonthermal inactivation of the norovirus surrogate tulane virus on blueberries using atmospheric cold plasma. Meeting Abstract., IFT Annual Meeting., New Orleans, LA., June 21-24, 2014., Volume 1, Page 1.