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Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: Cold plasma technology close-up

item McHugh, Tara
item Niemira, Brendan

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/11/2016
Publication Date: 3/1/2016
Citation: McHugh, T.H., Niemira, B.A. 2016. Cold plasma technology close-up. Food Technology. 70(3):68-69,72.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This month’s column discusses cold plasma, an emerging technology that has potential applications as an antimicrobial process for fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, low-moisture foods, and food contact surfaces. Brendan A. Niemira, the coauthor of this month’s column, is the research leader of the Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research Unit at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pa. He and his team have been actively developing and evaluating cold plasma technologies independently and through collaborations.