Location: Healthy Processed Foods ResearchTitle: Cold plasma technology close-up Author
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.
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.