Project Number: 8042-32420-005-25-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2011
End Date: Oct 30, 2015
ARS is interested in developing technologies to improve fresh and fresh-cut product quality and shelf life. The COOPERATOR is interested in optimizing fresh-cut produce cutting and washing operations for improving food quality and safety of leafy green vegetables and fruits. The COOPERATOR has the expertise and infrastructure to effectively conduct the proposed research activities.
ARS will acquire the basic knowledge of fresh-cut processing conditions on microbial reduction, and quality and shelf life retention. The COOPERATOR will provide the expertise on commercial operations of fresh-cut processing, raw products, packaging films, and packaged fresh-cut salads.