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Fresh Produce Safety, Traceability

Growing Vegetables, Fruits and Produce (Food Safety Self-Assesment Tool)

Food safety is a concern to all involved in the production, marketing and consumption of foodstuff. Produce, fruits and vegetables, present unique problems in that they are often consumed raw without processing. In many cases, small produce growers market their crops directly to consumers or...
Karen L.B. Gast
Dan Nagengast
Rhonda Janke
Donald C. Cress
Kansas State University

Manual de Cosecha y Mercadeo

El módulo de Poscosecha y Mercadeo, que a continuación se presenta, es un recurso educativo que será utilizado por docentes y estudiantes del Bachillerato Técnico Profesional en Agricultura. Este material didáctico está diseñado con el objetivo de...
Moises Castellanos
Ivanna Vejerano
Edwin Fores
Escuela Agricola Panamericana Zamorano

Evaluación de un producto a base de ácidos orgánicos frente a E.coli y Salmonella spp, en la desinfección de lechuga fresca

El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la reducción de E. coli y Salmonella spp en lechuga Batavia (Lactuca sativa), utilizando un producto a base de ácidos orgánicos. Estos se presentan como una alternativa para sustituir al cloro, por su buen desempeño...
Sonia Jaimes Suarez,
Luz Marina Gómez Álvarez
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Optimizing Concentration and Timing of a Phage Spray Application to Reduce Listeria monocytogenes on Honeydew Melon Tissue

  A phage cocktail was applied to honeydew melon pieces 1, 0.5, and 0 h before contamination with Listeria monocytogenes strain LCDC 81-861 and 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 h after contamination. The phage application was most effective when applied 1, 0.5, or 0 h before contamination with L....
Britta Leverentz
William S. Conway
Wojciech Janisiewicz
Mary J. Camp
Journal of Food Protection

Survival of foodborn pathogens on inshell walnuts

  The survival of Salmonella enterica Enteritidis PT 30 or five-strain cocktails of S. enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes was evaluated on inshell walnuts during storage. Inshell walnuts were separately inoculated with an aqueous preparation of the pathogens at...
Tyann Blessington
Christopher G. Theofel
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Linda J. Harris
International Journal of Food Microbiology

Dual-Phasic Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with Peroxyacetic Acid, Acidic Electrolyzed Water and Chlorine on Cantaloupes and Fresh-cut Apples

  The effects of peroxyacetic acid (POAA), acidic electrolyzed water (AEW) and chlorine on inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on fresh-cut apples and cantaloupe rinds were investigated. Apple cylinders were dipinoculated with E. coli O157:H7 and treated with sterilized water (control),...
Hua Wang
Hao Feng
Yaguang Luo
Journal of Food Safety

Evaluation of cleaning treatments for almond-contact surfaces in hulling and shelling facilities

  After harvest, almond hulls and shells are separated from kernels in specialized huller-sheller(HS) facilities. This study evaluated various cleaning and sanitizing treatments on contact surfaces typically found in HS facilities. Dust (hull, shell, and soil particulates) was collected from...
Wen-Xian Du
M.D. Danyluk
L.J. Harris
Food Protection Trends

Commodity specific food safety guidelines for the production, harvest, post-harvest, and valued-added unit operations of green onions

The purpose of this document is to provide green onion growers, packers, and shippers with effective guidelines to reduce the potential of microbial contamination of green onions. The issues identified are based on the core elements of GAPs and cGMPs. The specific recommendations contained herein...
USDA
USDA

1-Methylcyclopropene Counteracts Ethylene-Induced Microbial Growth on Fresh-cut Watermelon

  The effects of exogenous ethylene, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), or both on microbial growth on watermelon fruit and watermelon slices were investigated. Freshly harvested seedless watermelons (Citrullus lanatus, cv. Sugar Heart) were treated with 0.5 or 1.0 ppm 1-MCP, 10 ppm ethylene, 1-MCP...
Bin Zhou
James L. McEvoy
Yaguang Luo
Robert A. Saftner
Hao Feng
Tony Beltran
Journal of Food Science

Efficacy of aqueous and alcohol-based quaternary ammonium sanitizers for reducing Salmonella in dusts generated in almond hulling and shelling facilities

  Large volumes of fine particulate matter or “dust” (soil, hulls, and shells) generated when hulls and shells are removed from almond kernels complicate cleaning and sanitation procedures in the huller-sheller (HS) environment. This study evaluated the efficacy of 3 aqueous...
Wen-Xian Du
Michelle D. Danyluk
Linda J. Harris
Journal of Food Science & Technology