Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/3/2015
Publication Date: 7/11/2015
Citation: Niemira, B.A. 2015. Minimal impact, waterless decontamination technologies for improving food safety. Meeting Abstract. IFT Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. July 11-14, 2015. Volume 1, Page 1.
Technical Abstract: Pathogen contamination of produce, meats, poultry, shellfish, and other foods remains an ongoing concern. Chemical sanitizers are widely employed for foods and food contact surfaces. However, there is growing interest in the development of minimal impact, waterless decontamination processes that will effectively inactivate pathogens while preserving product quality. This presentation will discuss recent advances in cold plasma, high-intensity monochromatic light treatments, and other waterless sanitation technologies.