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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: IMPROVING FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY OF FRESH AND FRESH-CUT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Location: Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-32420-005-06-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 9, 2010
End Date: Feb 28, 2015

Objective:
The objective of this research will be: (1) Develop techniques to improve food safety and quality of fresh and fresh-cut produce using ultra-sound and other emerging technology; (2) Investigate the effect of various new sanitizers on pathogen reduction and shelf-life extension of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables; and (3) Gain a greater understanding of how fresh-cut processing conditions affect plant metabolism, microbial growth, and their interactions.

Approach:
Our cooperative approach will be: (1) Evaluate the effect of electrolyzed water and ultra-sound on microbial inhibition and shelf-life improvement of fresh-cut produce; (2) Study the effect of new sanitizers, including SANOVA and Tsunami etc. on pathogen reduction, product quality and shelf-life; and (3) Evaluate produce.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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