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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Dike O Ukuku
Food Safety and Intervention Technologies
Research Food Technologist

Phone: (215) 233-6427
Fax: (215) 233-6406
Room 3024B
600 E MERMAID LN
ERRC
WYNDMOOR, PA, 19038-8598

Projects
DEVELOPING PROCESSING INTERVENTION TECHNOLOGIES
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  Accession Number: 421010

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Evaluating natural antimicrobials for food application, in natural antimicrobials for food safety and quality - (Book / Chapter) - (10-Sep-14)
Survival and growth parameters of Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella Spp. and Listeria monocytogenes on cantaloupe fresh-cut pieces during storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Jul-14)
Survival, injury and inactivation of Escherichia coli 0157:H7, salmonella and aerobic mesophilic bacteria in apple juice and cider amended with nisin-edta - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Jul-14)
Progress on the bio-control of foodborne pathogens on leafy greens with non-pathogenic microbes - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O. 2014. Progress on the bio-control of foodborne pathogens on leafy greens with non-pathogenic microbes. Meeting Abstract. IAFP Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. Volume 5: Page 44.
Effects of UV-C treatment on inactivation of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on tomato surface and steam scars, native microbial loads, and quality of grape tomatoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mukhopadhyay, S., Ukuku, D.O., Juneja, V.K., Fan, X. 2014. Effects of UV-C treatment on inactivation of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on tomato surface and steam scars, native microbial loads, and quality of grape tomatoes. Food Control. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.03.027.
Assessment of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 populations in monocultures and co-cultures as influenced by substrates, temperatures and storage times. - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O., Niemira, B.A., Taylor, J. 2014. Assessment of Pseudomonas fluorescens and Escherichia coli 0157:H7 populations in monocultures and co-cultures as influenced by substrates, temperatures and storage times.. Meeting Abstract. IAFP Meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana. Volume 71, Page 67.
Behavior of native microbial populations of WPC-34 and WPC-80 whey protein stored at different temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Onwulata, C.I., Thomas-Gahring, A.E., Mukhopadhyay, S., Tunick, M.2014. Behavior of native microbial populations of WPC-34 and WPC-80 whey protein stored at different temperatures. Journal of Food Processing and Technology. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7110l.1000304.
Interactive effects of temperature, pH, and water activity on the growth kinetics of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Juneja, V.K., Mukhopadhyay, S., Ukuku, D.O., Hwang, C., Wu, V.C., Harshavardhan, T. 2014. Interactive effects of temperature, pH, and water activity on the growth kinetics of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli O104:H4. Journal of Food Protection. 77(5):706-712 doi:10.431/0362-028XJFP-13-387.
Effects of temperature and storage time on resting populations of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Pseudomonas flurorescens in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O., Niemira, B.A. 2014. Effects of temperature and storage time on resting populations of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Pseudomonas flurorescens in vitro. Food Control. 39:128-134.
Inactivation of natural microflora and Escherichia coli K-12 on cantaloupe rind surfaces using wet steam treatments - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O., Geveke, D.J., Chau, L.I., Bigley Jr, A.B. 2013. Inactivation of natural microflora and Escherichia coli K-12 on cantaloupe rind surfaces using wet steam treatments. International Association for Food Protection. 1:1.
Survival and growth populations of Salmonella transferred from melon rind surfaces to cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon pulps during preparation - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O. 2013. Survival and growth populations of Salmonella transferred from melon rind surfaces to cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon pulps during preparation. Meeting Abstract. Annual IAFP meeting., Charlotte, NC., July 28-31, 2013. Volume 1, Page 1.
Effect of organic acid treatments on microbial safety and overall acceptability of fresh-cut melon cubes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., Olanya, O.M. 2013. Effect of organic acid treatments on microbial safety and overall acceptability of fresh-cut melon cubes. International Journal of Food, Agriculture, and the Environment. 11(3&4):340-345.
Survival and growth parameters of Escherichia Coli 0157:H7, Salmonella Spp. and Listeria Monocytogenes on fresh-cut pieces prepared from whole cantaloupe treated with Lovit sanitizer - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O., Huang, L. 2013. Survival and growth parameters of Escherichia Coli 0157:H7, Salmonella Spp. and Listeria Monocytogenes on fresh-cut pieces prepared from whole cantaloupe treated with Lovit sanitizer. Meeting Abstract. 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Nutritional Science and Therapy, Philadelphia, PA., July 15-17, 2013., Volume 1, Page 1.
Produce safety and quality research at ERRC - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O. 2013. Produce safety and quality research at ERRC. Meeting Abstract., International Conference and Exhibition on Nutritional Science and Therapy, July 15-17, 2013, Philadelphia, PA., Volume 1, Page 1.
Prospects for biocontrol of foodborne pathogens on leafy greens with Pseudomonas fluorescens - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Niemira, B.A., Ukuku, D.O., Annous, B.A., Sommers, C.H. 2013. Prospects for biocontrol of foodborne pathogens on leafy greens with Pseudomonas fluorescens. The 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Nutritional Science. Abstract. 3(4):69.
Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for biocontrol of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on spinach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O., Annous, B.A., Niemira, B.A., Sommers, C.H. 2013. Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for biocontrol of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on spinach. International Journal of Food, Agriculture, and the Environment. 11:86-91.
Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for biocontrol of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on spinach - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Ukuku, D.O., Niemira, B.A., Annous, B.A., Sommers, C.H. 2013. Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for biocontrol of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 on spinach. Meeting Abstract. Journal of Food Protection, Volume 76 (supplement),Page 35.
Membrane damage and viability loss of thermally treated and high hydrostatic pressurized E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in apple juice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Yamamoto, K., Bari, M., Mukhopadhyay, S., Juneja, V.K., Kawamoto, S. 2013. Membrane damage and viability loss of thermally treated and high hydrostatic pressurized E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in apple juice. Journal of Food Processing and Technology. 4:236 doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000236.
Efficacy of integrated treatment of UV light and low dose gamma irradiation on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica on grape tomatoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mukhopadhyay, S., Ukuku, D.O., Fan, X., Juneja, V.K. 2013. Efficacy of integrated treatment of UV light and low dose gamma irradiation on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica on grape tomatoes. Journal of Food Science. DOI:10.1111/1750-3841.12154.
Effects of media on recovery of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Pseudomonas fluorescens from spinach - (Abstract Only)
Olanya, O.M., Annous, B.A., Niemira, B.A., Ukuku, D.O., Sommers, C.H. 2013. Effects of media on recovery of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Pseudomonas fluorescens from spinach. Meeting Abstract. IFT13., July 13-16,2013, Chicago, Illinois., Page 104.
Effects of media on recovery of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Pseudomonas fluorescens from spinach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olanya, O.M., Annous, B.A., Niemira, B.A., Ukuku, D.O., Sommers, C.H. 2012. Effects of media on recovery of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Pseudomonas fluorescens from spinach. Journal of Food Safety. 32:492-501.
Effect of storage temperature on survival and recovery of thermal and extrusion injured Escherichia coli populations in whey protein concentrate and corn meal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., Onwulata, C.I. 2013. Effect of storage temperature on survival and recovery of thermal and extrusion injured Escherichia coli populations in whey protein concentrate and corn meal. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. Volume 10(1):62-68.
Transfer of Listeria monocytogenes serovars from cantaloupe rind surfaces to fresh cut pieces during preparation: effect of native microflora waiting period and storage temperature on the population of pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Olanya, O.M., Geveke, D.J., Sommers, C.H. 2012. Transfer of Listeria monocytogenes serovars from cantaloupe rind surfaces to fresh cut pieces during preparation: effect of native microflora waiting period and storage temperature on the population of pathogens. Journal of Food Protection. 75(11)1912-1919.
Cellular damage of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in apple juice treated with high hydrostatic pressure and thermal death time disks - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O., Yamamoto, K., Kawamoto, S. 2012. Cellular damage of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella spp. in apple juice treated with high hydrostatic pressure and thermal death time disks. Meeting Abstract. American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition.,Philadelphia, PA, August 19-23, 2012., Volume 1,Page 1.
Effect of thermal and radio frequency electric fields treatments on Escherichia coli bacteria in apple juice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Geveke, D.J., Cooke, P.H. 2012. Effect of thermal and radio frequency electric fields treatments on Escherichia coli bacteria in apple juice. Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Technology. 4(3):076-081.
Behavior of Escherichia coli bacteria in whey protein and corn meal during twin screw extrusion processing at different temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Onwulata, C.I., Mukhopadhyay, S. 2012. Behavior of Escherichia coli bacteria in whey protein and corn meal during twin screw extrusion processing at different temperatures. Journal of Food Processing and Technology. 3(4):1000150.
Survival and growth of Salmonella Enteritidis in membrane processed liquid egg white with pH, temperature and storage conditions as controlling factors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mukhopadhyay, S., Ukuku, D.O., Phillips, J.G., Juneja, V.K. 2012. Survival and growth of Salmonella Enteritidis in membrane processed liquid egg white with pH, temperature and storage conditions as controlling factors. Food Microbiology. 75(7):1219-1226.
Effect of storage temperature on the survival and growth of Listeria monocyotogenes populations in the presence of indigenous surface microflora of fresh-cut cantaloupes - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O., Olanya, O.M., Geveke, D.J., Sommers, C.H. 2012. Effect of storage temperature on the survival and growth of Listeria monocyotogenes populations in the presence of indigenous surface microflora of fresh-cut cantaloupes [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting., July 20-25, 2012, Providence, Rhode Island. 1:1.
The effects of integrated treatment of UV light and low dose gamma radiation on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica on grape tomatoes - (Abstract Only)
Mukhopadhyay, S., Ukuku, D.O., Fratamico, P.M. 2012. The effects of integrated treatment of UV light and low dose gamma radiation on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica on grape tomatoes [abstract]. International Association for Food Protection, July 22-25, 2012, Providence, Rhode Island. 1:1.
Efficacy of modified antimicrobial treatments on microbial safety and overall acceptability of fresh-cut cantaloupe melons - (Abstract Only) - (10-Feb-12)
Influence of pH, temperature and storage condition on survival and growth of Salmonella Enteritidis in membrane processed liquid egg white - (Abstract Only)
Mukhopadhyay, S., Phillips, J.G., Ukuku, D.O. 2012. Influence of pH, temperature and storage condition on survival and growth of Salmonella Enteritidis in membrane processed liquid egg white [abstract]. International Food Technology Meeting Abstracts. IFT Annual Meeting. June 25-28, 2012, Las Vegas, NV. 1:1.
Yersiniosis and food safety - (Other)
Md. Latiful, B., Ukuku, D.O., Isshiki, K., Ramesh, R.C., Didier, M. 2012. Yersiniosis and food safety. Journal of Pathogens. Volume 2012, Article 605037, Page 1.
Hydrogen peroxide - (Book / Chapter)
Ukuku, D.O., Md. Latiful, B., Kawamoto, S. 2012. Hydrogen peroxide. In: Gomez-Lopez, V.M., editor. Decontamination of Fresh and Minimally Processed Produce. First Edition. Ames, IA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 197-214.
Effect of heat and radio frequency electric field treatments on membrane damage and intracellular leakage of UV-substances of Escherichia coli K-12 in apple juice - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O., Geveke, D.J., Cooke, P.H. 2011. Effect of heat and radio frequency electric field treatments on membrane damage and intracellular leakage of UV-substances of Escherichia coli K-12 in apple juice. IAFP Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 7/31 - 8/3/2011. Volume 1, Page 1.
Behavior of Yersinian enteriocolitica in foods - (Review Article)
Bari, M., Hossain, M., Isshiki, K., Ukuku, D.O. 2011. Behavior of Yersinian enteriocolitica in foods. Journal of Pathogens. 420732:1-13.
A bioluminescence ATP assay for estimating surface hydrophobicity and membrane damage of Escherichia coli cells treated with pulsed electric fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Yuk, H., Zhang, H.Q. 2011. A bioluminescence ATP assay for estimating surface hydrophobicity and membrane damage of Escherichia coli cells treated with pulsed electric fields. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. Volume 8, Number 10, 2011, Pages 1103-1109.
Effect of storage temperatures on injured escherichia coli cell populations in whey and corn meal snacks treated with a twin screw extruder - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., Onwulata, C.I. 2011. Effect of storage temperatures on injured escherichia coli cell populations in whey and corn meal snacks treated with a twin screw extruder. IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 11-14, 2011, New Orleans, LA., Volume 1, P.1.
Viability loss of Escherichia coli cell populations in whey and corn meal snack treated at different temperatures with a twin screw extruder - (Abstract Only)
Ukuku, D.O. 2011. Viability loss of Escherichia coli cell populations in whey and corn meal snack treated at different temperatures with a twin screw extruder. IFT Annual meeting and Food Expo, June 11-14, 2011, New Orleans, LA., Volume 1, P. 1.
Survival, injury and inactivation of human bacterial pathogens in foods: effect of thermal and non-thermal treatments - (Abstract Only) - (24-Oct-10)
Behavior of pulsed electric field injured Escherichia coli O157:H7 cells in apple juice amended with pyruvate and catalase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Yuk, H., Zhang, H.Q. 2010. Behavior of pulsed electric field injured Escherichia coli O157:H7 cells in apple juice amended with pyruvate and catalase. Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Technology. 2(6):134-138.
Behavior of radio frequency electric fields injured Escherichia coli in nutrient and non nutrient media during storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Geveke, D.J., Zhang, H.Q. 2010. Behavior of radio frequency electric fields injured Escherichia coli in nutrient and non nutrient media during storage. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 8(3&4):170-174.
A combined treatment of UV-light and radio frequency electric field for the inactivation of Escherichia coli K-12 in apple juice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Geveke, D.J. 2010. A combined treatment of UV-light and radio frequency electric field for the inactivation of Escherichia coli K-12 in apple juice. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 138:50-55.
Difference in cellular damage and cell death in thermal death time disks and high hydrostatic pressure treated Salmonella Enteritidis (ATCC13076) in liquid whole egg - (Proceedings)
Ukuku, D.O. 2009. Difference in cellular damage and cell death in thermal death time disks and high hydrostatic pressure treated Salmonella Enteritidis (ATCC13076) in liguid whole egg. Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program In Natural Resources (UJNR). Food and Agriculture Panel 38th Annual Meeting. October 3-9, 2009, Tsukuba, Japan. p. 107-110.
Leakage of Intracellular UV Materials of High Hydrostatic Pressure-Injured Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Strains in Tomato Juice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Zhang, H.Q., Latiful, B., Yamamoto, K., Kawamoto, S. 2009. Leakage of Intracellular UV Materials of High Hydrostatic Pressure-Injured Escherichia Coli O157:H7 Strains in Tomato Juice. Journal of Food Protection. 72(11):2407-2412.
Growth parameters of escherichia coli O157:H7, salmonella and listeria monocytogenes and aerobic mesophilic bacteria of apple cider amended with nisin-EDTA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Zhang, H.Q., Huang, L. 2009. Growth parameters of escherichia coli O157:H7, salmonella and listeria monocytogenes and aerobic mesophilic bacteria of apple cider amended with nisin-EDTA. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 6(4):487-494.
Membrane damage and viability loss of Escherichia coli K-12 and Salmonella entertidis in liquid egg by thermal death time disk treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Jin, Z.T., Zhang, H.Q. 2008. Membrane damage and viability loss of Escherichia coli K-12 and Salmonella entertidis in liquid egg by thermal death time disk treatment. Journal of Food Protection. 71(10):1988-1995.
Membrane Damage and Viability Loss of Escherichia coli K-12 in Apple Juice Treated with Radio Frequency Electric Fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Geveke, D.J., Cooke, P.H., Zhang, H.Q. 2008. Membrane Damage and Viability Loss of Escherichia coli K-12 in Apple Juice Treated with Radio Frequency Electric Fields. Journal of Food Protection. 71(4):684-690.
Effect of Hydrostatic Pressure Pulsing on the Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis in Liquid Whole Egg - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bari, M.L., Ukuku, D.O., Mori, M., Kawamoto, S., Yamamoto, K. 2008. Effect of Hydrostatic Pressure Pulsing on the Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis in Liquid Whole Egg. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 5(2):175-182.
Efficiency of high pressure treatment on the inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in tomato juice and Salmonella in liquid whole egg - (Proceedings)
Bari, L., Mori, M., Ukuku, D.O., Kawamoto, S., Yamamoto, K. 2007. Efficiency of high pressure treatment on the inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in tomato juice and Salmonella in liquid whole egg. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on High Pressure Bioscience and Biotechnology. September 27, 2006, Tsukuba, Japan. p.272-279.
Effct of High-Pressure Treatment on Survival of Escherichia Coli 0157:h7 Population in Tomato Juice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bari, M.L., Mori, M., Ukuku, D.O., Kawamoto, S., Kawamoto, K. 2007. Effct of high-pressure treatment on survival of escherichia coli 0157:h7 population in tomato juice. International Journal of Food, Agriculture, and the Environment. 5(1):111-115.
Effect of Time Before Storage and Storage Temperature on Survival of Salmonella Inoculated on Fresh-Cut Melons - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Sapers, G.M. 2006. EFFECT OF TIME BEFORE STORAGE AND STORAGE TEMPERATURE ON SURVIVAL OF SALMONELLA INOCULATED ON FRESH-CUT MELONS. Food Microbiology. 24:288-295.
Effect of Cell Surface Charge and Hydrophobicity on Attachment of 16 Salmonella Serovars to Cantaloupe Rind and Decontamination with Sanitizers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Fett, W.F. 2006. Effect of cell surface charge and hydrophobicity on attachment of 16 salmonella serovars to cantaloupe rind and decontamination with sanitizers . Journal of Food Protection. 69(8):1835-1843.
Effect of Vacuum Steam Vacuum Treatment on Microbial Quality of Whole and Fresh-Cut Cantloupe Pieces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Kozempel, M.F., Fan, X. 2006. Effect of vacuum steam vacuum treatment on microbial quality of whole and fresh-cut cantloupe pieces. Journal of Food Protection. 69(7):1623-1629.
Efficiency of High Pressure Treatment on the Inactivation of Escherichia Coli 0157:h7 in Tomato Juice and Liquid Whole Egg - (Proceedings)
Bari, M.L., Mori, M., Ukuku, D.O., Kawamoto, S., Kawamoto, K. 2005. Efficiency of high pressure treatment on the inactivation of escherichia coli 0157:h7 in tomato juice and liquid whole egg. In: Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative program in Natural Resources (UJNR) Food and Agriculture Panel, 34st Annual meeting, October 23-29, 2005. Susono, Shizuoka, Japan. P. 349-355.
Effect of Processing under Ultraviolet Light on the Shelf Life of Fresh-Cut Cantaloupe Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lamikanra, O., Bett Garber, K.L., Kueneman, D., Ukuku, D.O. 2005. Effect of processing under ultraviolet light on the shelf life of fresh-cut cantaloupe melon. Journal of Food Science. 70:534-539.
Biofilm Formation by Salmonella Spp. on Cantaloupe Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solomon, E.B., Cooke, P.H., Burke, A.M., Ukuku, D.O., Annous, B.A. 2005. Biofilm formation by salmonella spp. on cantaloupe surfaces. Journal of Food Safety. 25:276:287.
Atp Bioluminescence Assay for Estimation of Microbial Populations of Fresh-Cut Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Sapers, G.M., Fett, W.F. 2005. ATP bioluminescence assay for estimation of microbial populations of fresh-cut melon. Journal of Food Protection. 68(11):2427-2432.
Effect of Sanitizing Treatments on Cantaloupe Surface Structure, Removal of Bacteria and Re-Contamination with Salmonella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Cooke, P.H. 2005. Effect of sanitizing treatments on cantaloupe surface structure, removal of bacteria and re-contamination with salmonella. Food Microbiology. 23:289-293.
Use of Hydrogen Peroxide in Combination with Nisin, Sodium Lactate and Citric Acid in Reducing Transfer of Bacterial Pathogens from Whole Melon Surfaces to Fresh-Cut Pieces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Bari, M.L., Kawamoto, S., Isshiki, K. 2005. Use of hydrogen peroxide in combination with nisin, sodium lactate and citric acid in reducing transfer of bacterial pathogens from whole melon surfaces to fresh-cut pieces. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 104:225-233.
Combined Action of Nisin and Pediocin with Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Phytic Acid and Potassium Sorbate and Edta in Reducing Listeria Monocytogenes Population of Inoculated Fresh-Cut Produce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bari, M.L., Kawasaki, T., Inatsu, Y., Ukuku, D.O., Isshiki, K., Kawamoto, S. 2005. Combined action of nisin and pediocin with sodium lactate, citric acid, phytic acid and potassium sorbate and edta in reducing listeria monocytogenes population of inoculated fresh-cut produce. Journal of Food Protection. 68(7):1381-1387.
Mechanisms of Microbial Spoilage of Fruits and Vegetables - (Book / Chapter)
Niemira, B.A., Sommers, C.H., Ukuku, D.O. 2005. Mechanisms of microbial spoilage of fruits and vegetables. In: Lamikanra, O., Imam, S.H., Ukuku, D.O., editors. Produce Degradation: Reaction Pathways and their Prevention. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis Group. p. 463-482.
Ensuring the Microbial Safety of Minimally Processed Fresh-Cut Fruits - (Proceedings)
Ukuku, D.O., Fett, W.F., Liao, C., Sapers, G.M. 2004. Ensuring the microbial safety of minimally processed fresh-cut fruits. In: Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative program in Natural Resources (UJNR) Food and Agriculture Panel, 33rd Annual meeting, December 11-18, 2004. Hawaii. p. 321-327.
Attachment of Bacterial Human Pathogens on Fruit and Vegetables Surfaces - (Book / Chapter)
Ukuku, D.O., Liao, C., Gembeh, S.V. 2005. Attachment of bacterial human pathogens on fruit and vegetables surfaces. Book Chapter. CRC Press. p. 419-438.
Microbiological Safety Issues of Fresh Melons - (Book / Chapter)
Ukuku, D.O., Sapers, G.M. 2005. Microbiological safety issues of fresh melons. In: Sapers, G.M., Gorny, J.R., Yousef, A.E., editors. Microbiology of Fruits and Vegetables. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 231-251.
Produce Degradation: Pathways and Prevention - (Book / Chapter)
Lamikanra, O., Imam, S.H., Ukuku, D.O. 2005. Produce degradation: pathways and prevention. CRC Press LLC. 0849319021.
Effect of Nisin in Combination with Edta, Sodium Lactate and Potassium Sorbate for Reducing Salmonella on Whole and Fresh-Cut Cantaloupe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Fett, W.F. 2004. Effect of nisin in combination with edta, sodium lactate and potassium sorbate for reducing salmonella on whole and fresh-cut cantaloupe. Journal of Food Protection. 67(1):2143-2150.
Inhibition of Listeria Monocytogenes by Native Microflora of Whole Cantaloupe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Fett, W.F., Sapers, G.M. 2004. Inhibition of listeria monocytogenes by native microflora of whole cantaloupe. Journal of Food Safety. 24:129-146.
Effect of Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment on Microbial Quality and Appearance of Whole and Fresh-Cut Melons Contaminated with Salmonella Spp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O. 2004. Effect of hydrogen peroxide treatment on microbial quality and appearance of whole and fresh-cut melons contaminated with salmonella spp. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 95:137-146.
Role of Fluorescent Pseudomonads and Their Pectolytic Enzymes in Spoilage of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce - (Book / Chapter)
Liao, C., Ukuku, D.O. 2005. Role of fluorescent pseudomonads and their pectolytic enzymes in spoilage of fresh and fresh-cut produce. Book Chapter. CRC Press. 483-504.
Method of Applying Sanitizers and Sample Preparation Affects Recovery of Native Microflora and Salmonella on Whole Cantaloupe Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Fett, W.F. 2004. Method of applying sanitizers and sample preparation affects recovery of native microflora and salmonella on whole cantaloupe surfaces. Journal of Food Protection. 67:999-1004.
Effect of Hot Water and Hydrogen Peroxide Treatments on Survival of Salmonella and Microbial Quality of Whole and Fresh-Cut Cantaloupe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Pilizota, V., Sapers, G.M. 2004. Effect of hot water and hydrogen peroxide treatments on survival of salmonella and microbial quality of whole and fresh-cut cantaloupe. Journal of Food Protection. 67:432-437.
Effect of Nisin-Edta, Chlorine and Hydrogen Peroxide Treatments in Reducing Transfer of Naturally Occurring Microflora of Whole Melon to Fresh-Cut Pieces - (Proceedings)
Ukuku, D.O., Sapers, G.M., Fett, W.F. 2003. Effect of nisin-edta, chlorine and hydrogen peroxide treatments in reducing transfer of naturally occurring microflora of whole melon to fresh-cut pieces. In: Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative program in Natural Resources (UJNR) Food and Agriculture Panel, 32nd Annual meeting, November 9-15, 2003. Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. p. 31-37.
Behavior of Listeria Monocytogenes Inoculated on Whole Cantaloupe and Fresh-Cut Pieces - (Proceedings)
Ukuku, D.O. 2002. Behavior of listeria monocytogenes inoculated on whole cantaloupe and fresh-cut pieces. In: Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative program in Natural Resources (UJNR) Protein Resources Panel, 31st Annual meeting, December1-6, 2002 Monterey, California. P. K-1-K-9.
Effectiveness of Chlorine and Nisin-Edta Treatments of Whole Melons and Fresh-Cut Pieces for Reducing Native Microflora and Extending Shelf Life - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
UKUKU, D.O., FETT, W.F. EFFECTIVENESS OF CHLORINE AND NISIN-EDTA TREATMENTS OF WHOLE MELONS AND FRESH-CUT PIECES FOR REDUCING NATIVE MICROFLORA AND EXTENDING SHELF LIFE. JOURNAL OF FOOD SAFETY. 2002. V. 22. P. 231-353.
Relationship of Cell Surface Charge and Hydrophobicity with Strength of Attachment of Bacteria to Cantaloupe Rind - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Mar-02)
Behavior of Listeria Monocytogenes Inoculated on Cantaloupe Surfaces and Efficacy of Washing Treatments to Reduce Transfer from Rind to Fresh-Cut Pieces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ukuku, D.O., Fett, W.F. 2002. Behavior of listeria monocytogenes inoculated on cantaloupe surfaces and efficacy of washing treatments to reduce transfer from rind to fresh-cut pieces. Journal of Food Protection. 65(6):924-930.
Effect of Sanitizer Treatments on Salmonella Stanley Attached to the Surface of Cantaloupe and Cell Transfer to Fresh-Cut Tissues During Cuttingpractices - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Mar-01)
Bioluminescence Atp Assay for Estimating Total Plate Counts of Surface Microflora of Whole Cantaloupe and Determining Efficacy of Washing Treatments - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Dec-00)
Factors Limiting the Efficacy of Sanitizer Treatments for Fresh Produce - (Proceedings)
Liao, C., Ukuku, D.O., Fett, W.F. 2000. Factors limiting the efficacy of sanitizer treatments for fresh produce. Meeting Abstract. 29th Annual Meeting, Nov. 19-25, 2000, Honolulu, HI.
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