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Ellen Turner
Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (301) 504-5851
Fax: (301) 504-5107
Room 011

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 002 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 20705

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Identification of romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. longifolia) varieties with reduced browning discoloration for fresh-cut processing -
Luo, Y., Bornhorst, E., Teng, Z., Zhou, B., Park, E., Turner, E.R., Simko, I. 2019. Identification of romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. longifolia) varieties with reduced browning discoloration for fresh-cut processing. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 156:110931. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2019.110931.
Immersion-free, single-pass, commercial fresh-cut produce washing system: an alternative to traditional flume processing -
Bornhorst, E.R., Luo, Y., Park, E., Vinyard, B.T., Nou, X., Zhou, B., Turner, E.R., Millner, P.D. 2018. Immersion-free, single-pass, commercial fresh-cut produce washing system: an alternative to traditional flume processing. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 146:124-133.
Minimizing pathogen growth and quality deterioration of packaged leafy greens by maintaining optimum temperature in refrigerated display cases with doors -
De Frias, A.J., Luo, Y., Zhou, B., Turner, E.R., Millner, P.D., Nou, X. 2018. Minimizing pathogen growth and quality deterioration of packaged leafy greens by maintaining optimum temperature in refrigerated display cases with doors. Food Control. 92:488-495.
Association between bacterial survival and free chlorine concentration during commercial fresh-cut produce wash operation -
Luo, Y., Zhou, B., Van Haute, S., Nou, X., Zhang, B., Teng, Z., Turner, E.R., Wang, Q., Millner, P.D. 2017. Association between bacterial survival and free chlorine concentration during commercial fresh-cut produce wash operation. Food Microbiology. 70:120-128.
Mild concentration of ethanol in combination with ascorbic acid inhibits browning and maintains quality of fresh-cut lotus root -
Gao, J., Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Zhu, Y. 2017. Mild concentration of ethanol in combination with ascorbic acid inhibits browning and maintains quality of fresh-cut lotus root. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 128:169-177.
Lower temperatures in cases with doors improve produce quality and safety with reduced energy consumption -
De Frias, J., Luo, Y., Zhou, B., Turner, E.R., Millner, P.D., Nou, X. 2015. Lower temperatures in cases with doors improve produce quality and safety with reduced energy consumption. Produce Business. 31(8):14.
Evaluation of current industry practices for maintaining tomato dump tank water quality during packinghouse operations Reprint Icon -
Zhou, B., Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Yang, Y., Wang, Q., Schneider, K. 2014. Evaluation of current industry practices for maintaining tomato dump tank water quality during packinghouse operations. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12200.
Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach Reprint Icon -
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Park, E., Turner, E.R., Barczak, A., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 91:96-103.
Extending shelf-life of ready-to-eat microgreens by optimizing dewatering procedure -
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens Reprint Icon -
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2013. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 51(1):73-78.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens -
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2012. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. [abstract]. BARC Poster Day.
Extending the shelf life of edible flowers with controlled release of 1-methylcyclopropene and modified atmosphere packaging -
Luo, Y., Kou, L., Turner, E.R. 2012. Extending the shelf life of edible flowers with controlled release of 1-methylcyclopropene and modified atmosphere packaging. [abstract].
Maintaining Quality of Edible Flowers with Controlled Release of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Modified Atmosphere Packaging -
Kou, L., Turner, E.R., Luo, Y. 2012. Maintaining Quality of Edible Flowers with Controlled Release of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Modified Atmosphere Packaging. Journal of Food Science. 77(5):S188-S193.
Assessment of Escherichia coli O157:H7 transference from soil to Iceberg Lettuce via a contaminated harvesting knife -
Yang, Y., Luo, Y., Millner, P.D., Turner, E.R., Feng, H. 2012. Assessment of Escherichia coli O157:H7 transference from soil to Iceberg Lettuce via a contaminated harvesting knife. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 153(3):345-350.
Determination of free chlorine concentrations needed to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 cross-contamination during fresh-cut produce wash Reprint Icon -
Luo, Y., Nou, X., Yang, Y., Turner, E.R., Alegre, I., Alegre, M., Feng, H., Conway, W.S. 2011. Determination of free chlorine concentrations needed to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 cross-contamination during fresh-cut produce wash. Journal of Food Protection. 74(3):352-358.
EFFICACY OF SODIUM CHLORITE AS AN INHIBITOR OF ENZYMATIC BROWNING IN APPLE SLICES -
Lu, S., Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Feng, H. 2007. Efficacy of sodium chlorite as an inhibitor of enzymatic browning in apple slices. Journal of Food Chemistry. 104:824-829.
COMBINED OZONE AND ACTIVE OXYGEN TREATMENT OF TOMATOES AND BANANAS DELAYS RIPENING AND REDUCES QUALITY DETERIORATION AND MICROBIAL GROWTH -
Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Conway, W.S. 2006. Combined ozone and active oxygen treatment of tomatoes and bananas delays ripening and reduces quality deterioration and microbial growth [abstract]. International Horticultural Congress. Paper No. 1703.