Project Number: 8042-32420-005-04-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 4, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
1. Inactivation of pathogens and prevention of cross-contamination through optimization of produce wash system design and operation; 2. Development of innovative washing processes and technologies; and 3. Prevention of pathogen proliferation in supply chain.
This project takes a system-based and trans-disciplinary approach to address food safety issues of leafy green vegetables. The project involves research in the fields of mechanical engineering, microbiology, post-harvest technology, and food processing. "Speciality Crop Research Initiative."