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Research Project: Development of Alternative Intervention Technologies for Fresh or Minimally Processed Foods

Location: Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Pathogen reduction by predatory bacteria and survival of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Escherichia coli on produce and buffer treated with low-dose gamma radiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Quality of radio frequency pasteurized shell eggs during extended storage under normal and moderate abuse conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Non-thermal processing techniques for innovative food processing - (Book / Chapter)

Plasma decontamination of plant-related food products - (Book / Chapter)

Post-harvest reduction of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on carrot and tomato by radiation, sanitizer and biocontrol treatments - (Abstract Only)

Evaluation of chlorine dioxide gas against 4 salmonella enterica serovars artificially contaminated on whole blueberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

From pressure to plasma: Non-Thermal food processing technologies research at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2019. From pressure to plasma: Non-Thermal food processing technologies research at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1.,2nd Food Innovation and Engineering (FOODIE); Philadelphia, PA; 12-8 to 12-10-19

Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes on post-harvest carrot and tomato by radiation, santizer and biocontrol treatments and their combinations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez, A.B., Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O., Niemira, B.A., Orellana, L.E., Mukhopadhyay, S., Cassidy, J.M., Boyd, G. 2019. Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes on post-harvest carrot and tomato by radiation, santizer and biocontrol treatments and their combinations. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 118:1-8.

Inactivation of pathogenic bacteria on post-harvest produce by predatory bacteria and hurdle treatments - (Proceedings)
Olanya, O.M., Niemira, B.A., Ukuku, D.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., Uknalis, J. 2019. Inactivation of pathogenic bacteria on post-harvest produce by predatory bacteria and hurdle treatments. UJNR Food & Agricultural Panel Proceedings. UJNR, Page 29-30.

Inactivation of Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes on post-harvest tomatoes and carrots by radiation, sanitizer and biocontrol treatments - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Rodreguez, A., Niemira, B.A., Ukuku, D.O., Orellana, L., Cassidy, J.M. 2019. Inactivation of Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes on post-harvest tomatoes and carrots by radiation, sanitizer and biocontrol treatments. Meeting Abstract. (Abstract) South African Assn of Food Science & Technology(SAAFoST) Congress, Sept 1-4, 2019; IN SAAFoST 23rrd Biennial International Congress & Exhibition, 41 pg.

Gamma irradiation influences the survival and regrowth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic-resistance genes on Romaine lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Evaluation of steady state gaseous chlorine dioxide treatment for the inactivation of tulane virus on berry fruits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kingsley, D.H., Annous, B.A. 2019. Evaluation of steady state gaseous chlorine dioxide treatment for the inactivation of tulane virus on berry fruits. Food and Environmental Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12560-019-09382-4.

Regulatory status of cold plasma in food applications - (Book / Chapter)

Fate of injured Salmonella and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on Granny Smith apples after cold plasma and organic acids treatments - (Abstract Only)

From pressure to plasma: non-thermal food processing technologies research at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2019. From pressure to plasma: non-thermal food processing technologies research at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center. Meeting Abstract. Ohio State University Food Science Seminar. Volume 1, Page 1.

Cost estimation of listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) occurrence in South Africa in 2017-2018 and its food safety implications Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olanya, O.M., Hoshide, A.K., Oluwatosin, I., Ukuku, D.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., Niemira, B.A., Ayeni, O. 2019. Cost estimation of listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) occurrence in South Africa in 2017-2018 and its food safety implications. Food Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.02.007.

Human and technical dimensions of potato IPM using farmer field schools: CIP and partners' experience with potato late blight management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ortiz, O., Nelson, R., Olanya, O.M., Thiele, G., Orrego, R. 2019. Human and technical dimensions of potato IPM using farmer field schools: CIP and partners' experience with potato late blight management. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 10(1):1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmz002.

Cost assessment of listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) occurrence in South Africa in 2017-2018 and its food safety implications - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Hoshide, A.K., Oluwatosin, I.A., Ukuku, D.O., Niemira, B.A., Mukhopadhyay, S., Ayeni, O. 2019. Cost assessment of listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) occurrence in South Africa in 2017-2018 and its food safety implications. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1; IFT Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA,

Cold plasma inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 biofilms Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2018. Cold plasma inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 biofilms. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 2:47. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2018.00047.

Effects of foliar and tuber sprout suppressants on shelf life of ware potatoes under tropical ambient conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyankanga, R.O., Murigi, W.W., Shibairo, S.I., Olanya, O.M., Larkin, R.P. 2018. Effects of foliar and tuber sprout suppressants on shelf life of ware potatoes under tropical ambient conditions. American Journal of Potato Research. Vol.95:539-549.

Beyond the standard plate count: genomic views into microbial food ecology - (Book / Chapter)

Advanced processing techniques for extending the shelf life of foods - (Book / Chapter)

In-Package atmospheric cold plasma treatment of bulk grape tomatoes for their microbiological safety and preservation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S.C., Roh, S., Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Fan, X., Sokorai, K.J., Jin, Z.T. 2018. In-Package atmospheric cold plasma treatment of bulk grape tomatoes for their microbiological safety and preservation. 108:378-386.

Reduction of salmonella on valencia oranges by cold plasma treatment - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2018. Reduction of salmonella on valencia oranges by cold plasma treatment. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1; International Conference on Plasma Medicine; June 2018.

Cold plasma treatment of valencia oranges reduces persistence of salmonella - (Abstract Only)

Gamma irradiation reduces the survival and regrowth of inoculated antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistant genes on romaine lettuce - (Abstract Only)

Effects of temperature and storage time on inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 populations by sophorolipid and sanitizer in-vitro and on tomato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O., Solaiman, D., Ashby, R.D., Niemira, B.A., Mukhopadhyay, S. 2018. Effects of temperature and storage time on inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 populations by sophorolipid and sanitizer in-vitro and on tomato. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 53:1303-1315. http://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13711.

Evaluation of hot water, chlorine dioxide, and hypochlorous acid treatments in combination with an edible coating for enhancing safety, quality and shelf-life of fresh-cut cantaloupes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alicea, C., Annous, B.A., Mendez, D.P., Burke, A.M., Orellana, L.E. 2018. Evaluation of hot water, chlorine dioxide, and hypochlorous acid treatments in combination with an edible coating for enhancing safety, quality and shelf-life of fresh-cut cantaloupes. Journal of Food Protection. 81:534-541.

Cold Plasma Technology-principles and applications - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2017. Cold Plasma Technology-principles and applications. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1, Cornell International Symposium Validation of Nonthermal Technologies, Ithaca,NY; 10/29-31, 2017.

Cold plasma inactivation of salmonella in pre-packaged mixed salads is influenced by cross-contamination sequence Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Cold plasma inactivation of salmonella in pre-packaged mixed salads is influenced by cross-contamination sequence. Journal of Food Protection. Volume 80, No. 12, Pages 2132-2136. 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-242.

Plasma agriculture and innovative food cycles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hori, M., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Plasma agriculture and innovative food cycles. Journal of Physics D. 50(2017) 323001:1-5.

The 2017 Plasma Roadmap: Low temperature plasma science and technology - (Review Article)
Adamovich, I., Baalrud, S., Bogaerts, A., Bruggeman/Korshagen, Cappelli, M., Colombo, V., Czarnetzki, U., Eberts, U.M., Eberts, U.M., Eden, J.G., Favia, P., Graves, D.B., Hamaguchi, S., Hieftje, G., Hori, M., Kaganovich, I.D., Kushner, M.J., Mason, N.J., Mazouffre, S., Thagard, M.S., Metelmann, H.R., Mizuno, A., Moreau, E., Murphy, A.B., Niemira, B.A., Oehrlein, G.S., Petrovic, Z., Pitchford, L.C., Pu, Y.K., Rauf, S., Sakai, O., Samukawa, S., Starikovskaia, S., Tennyson, J.L., Terashima, K., Turner, M.M., Van De Sanden, M., Van De Sanden, M., Vardelle, A. 2017. The 2017 Plasma Roadmap: Low temperature plasma science and technology. Journal of Physics D. 50(2017)323001:1-5.

Food safety intervention research at the Eastern Regional Research Center: innovative sanitizers, natural antimicrobials and nonthermal processing technologies - (Abstract Only)
Gurtler, J., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Food safety intervention research at the Eastern Regional Research Center: innovative sanitizers, natural antimicrobials and nonthermal processing technologies. [Abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting., Washington, DC., Volume 1, Page 1.

From chemicals to cold plasma: Non-thermal food processing technologies research at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2017. From chemicals to cold plasma: Non-thermal food processing technologies research at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center. [Abstract]. South African Assn. of Food Science and Technology Biennial Congress., Cape Town, South Africa., Volume 1, Page 1.

The use of an atmospheric cold plasma jet to inactivate Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts on cilantro - (Abstract Only)
Craighead, S., Shearer, A., Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A., Kniel, K. 2017. The use of an atmospheric cold plasma jet to inactivate Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts on cilantro.[Abstract]. International Association for Food Protection., Tampa, Florida., Volume 1, Page 1.

Inactivation of Escherichia coli on blueberries using cold plasma with chemical augmentation inside a partial vacuum - (Abstract Only)
Hertrich, S.M., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Inactivation of Escherichia coli on blueberries using cold plasma with chemical augmentation inside a partial vacuum.[Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Las Vegas, NV., Volume 1, Page 1.

Cold plasma processing to improve food safety - (Book / Chapter)
Niemira, B.A. 2018. Cold plasma processing to improve food safety. Book Chapter. Ch.4,Pp.138-152 in Proctor, A. (ed)"Alternatives to Conventioanl Food Processing", Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK

Cold Plasma: an emerging antimicrobial intervention to improve food safety - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2017. Cold Plasma: an emerging antimicrobial intervention to improve food safety. [Abstract].American Chemical Society National Meeting. Volume 1, Page 1.

Cold plasma inactivates salmonella on grape tomatoes in a commercial PET plastic container without affecting quality - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Min, S., Roh, S., Fan, X., Sokorai, K.J., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E. 2017. Cold plasma inactivates salmonella on grape tomatoes in a commercial PET plastic container without affecting quality. [Abstract] Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Las Vegas, Nevada., Volume 1, Page 1.

Cold plasma inactivation of human pathogens on foods and regulatory status update - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Azizoglu, R. 2017. Cold plasma inactivation of human pathogens on foods and regulatory status update.[Abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists., Las Vegas, NV., Volume 1, Page 1.

Cold plasma: Quality control and regulatory considerations - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Kniel, K. 2017. Cold plasma: Quality control and regulatory considerations.[Abstract]. International Association for Food Protection., Tampa, Florida., Volume 1, Page 1.

Biocontrol interventions for inactivation of foodborne pathogens on produce - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Cassidy, J.M. 2017. Biocontrol interventions for inactivation of foodborne pathogens on produce. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1.ARS/FSIS Food Safety Workshop, Shepherdstown, WV., 2/21-2/24/17.

Cold plasma as an antimicrobial intervention for fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables: an ERRC research update - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2017. Cold plasma as an antimicrobial intervention for fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables: an ERRC research update. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1, Page 1. ARS/FSIS Food Safety Workshop, Shepherdstown, WV. February 21-24, 2017.

Targeting biofilms with cold plasma: new approaches to a persistent problem - (Trade Journal)
Niemira, B.A. 2017. Targeting biofilms with cold plasma: new approaches to a persistent problem. Food Safety Magazine. Volume 1 Page 1.

Addressing the human and technical dimensions of potato IPM using farmer field schools (FFS): CIP and partners' experience on late blight management - (Proceedings)
Ortiz, O., Nelson, R., Olanya, O.M., Thiele, G., Orrego, R., Pradel, W. 2018. Addressing the human and technical dimensions of potato IPM using farmer field schools (FFS): CIP and partners' experience on late blight management. Meeting Abstract. Page 52. In: 9th International IPM Symposium-Improving Health, Environment and Global Sustainabilty,March 19-22, 2018, Baltimore, MD 128 pg.

In-package inhibition of E.coli 0157:H7 on bulk romaine lettuce using cold plasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S.C., Roh, S., Niemira, B.A., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Uknalis, J., Fan, X. 2017. In-package inhibition of E.coli 0157:H7 on bulk romaine lettuce using cold plasma. Food Microbiology. 65:1-6.

Survival of Salmonella Typhimurium on soybean sprouts after treatment with gaseous chlorine dioxide and biocontrol Pseudomonas bacteria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez, A., Olanya, O.M., Annous, B.A., Cassidy, J.M., Orellana, L., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Survival of Salmonella Typhimurium on soybean sprouts after treatment with gaseous chlorine dioxide and biocontrol Pseudomonas bacteria. Food Science and Biotechnology. 26:513-520.

Inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and aerobic microorganisms in Romaine lettuce packaged in a commercial polyethylene terephthalate container using atmospheric cold plasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S., Roh, S., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Uknalis, J., Fan, X., Niemira, B.A. 2017. Inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and aerobic microorganisms in Romaine lettuce packaged in a commercial polyethylene terephthalate container using atmospheric cold plasma. Journal of Food Protection. 80(1):35-43.

Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma inhibits Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Tulane virus in Romaine lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Min, S., Roh, S., Niemira, B.A., Sites, J.E., Boyd, G., Lacombe, A. 2016. Dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric cold plasma inhibits Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Tulane virus in Romaine lettuce. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 237:114–120.

Cold Plasma as a novel intervention against food-borne pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2016. Cold Plasma as a novel intervention against food-borne pathogens. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1: Page 1; 6th International Conf. on Plasma Medicine(ICPM6);Bratislava, Slovakia; 9-4,2016.

In-package inactivation of human pathogenic bacteria and viruses on leafy greens using atmospheric cold plasma as a terminal processing step - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A., Min, S., Roh, S., Boyd, G., Sites, J.E., Uknalis, J. 2016. In-package inactivation of human pathogenic bacteria and viruses on leafy greens using atmospheric cold plasma as a terminal processing step. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1: Page 1, 1st International Workshop on Plasma Agriculture; May 15,2016; Camden, NJ.

Irradiated foods: current trends and technologies - (Abstract Only)
Niemira, B.A. 2016. Irradiated foods: current trends and technologies. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1: Page 1; Food Safety, Increasing Quality and Compliance;3/17-18,2016; Arlington,VA.