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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Carl W Olsen
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Food Technologist

Phone: (510) 559-5639
Fax: (510) 559-5851
Room 1107
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing plant antimicrobials inactivate Salmonella Newport in packaged organic leafy greens - (Abstract Only) - (21-Oct-13)
Apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing the plant antimicrobials carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde inactivate Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens in sealed plastic bags Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, L., Olsen, C.W., McHugh, T.H., Friedman, M., Jaroni, D., Ravshankar, S. 2013. Apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing the plant antimicrobials carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde inactivate Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens in sealed plastic bags. Journal of Food Science. 79(1):M61-M66. DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.12318.
Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on ham and bologna using pectin-based apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing Carvacrol and Cinnamaldehyde - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ravishankar, S., Zhu, L., Jaroni, D., Olsen, C.W., Mchugh, T.H., Friedman, M. 2012. Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on ham and bologna using pectin-based apple, carrot, and hibiscus edible films containing Carvacrol and Cinnamaldehyde. Journal of Food Science. 77(7):M377-M382.
Gelation, oxygen permeability and mechanical properties of mammalian and fish gelatin films Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avena-Bustillos, R.J., Chiou, B., Olsen, C.W., Bechtel, P.J., Olson, D.A., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Gelation, oxygen permeability and mechanical properties of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Journal of Food Science. 76(7):E519-E524. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02312.x.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols. Journal of Food Science. 76(2):149-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.02012.x.
Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.C., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 88.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenolics - (Abstract Only) - (18-Feb-10)
Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bower, C.K., Avena-Bustillos, R.J., Hietala, K.A., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production. Journal of Food Science. 75(4):C317-C321.
Dehydration of pollock skin prior to gelatin production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Hietala, K.A., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Olsen, C.W., Mchugh, T.H. 2010. Dehydration of pollock skin prior to gelatin production. Journal of Food Science. 75, C317-C321.
Physical and Chemical Properties of Pollock and Salmon Skin Gelatin Films - (Book / Chapter)
Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Chiou, B., Olsen, C.W., Bechel, P.J., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Physical and Chemical Properties of Pollock and Salmon Skin Gelatin Films. Composition of Hydrolysate Meals Made from Alaska Pollock, Salmon, and Flatfish Processing Byproducts: Comparisons with Traditional Alaska Fish Meals. In: P.J. Bechtel and S. Smiley (eds.), A Sustainable Future: Fish Processing Byproducts. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, pp. 281-294. doi:10.4027/sffpb.2010.23
Antimicrobial edible apple films inactivate antibiotic resistant and susceptible Campylobacter jejuni strains on chicken breast Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mild, R.M., Joens, L., Friedman, M., Olsen, C.W., Mchugh, T.H., Ravishankar, S. 2011. Antimicrobial edible apple films inactivate antibiotic resistant and susceptible Campylobacter jejuni strains on chicken breast. Journal of Food Science. 76: M163–M168. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02065.x.
Physicochemical properties of apple puree-alginate films containing plant essential oils and oil compounds active against Escherichia coli 0157:H7 - (Abstract Only)
Olsen, C.W., Rojas-Grau, M., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Henika, P.R., Martin-Belloso, O., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Physicochemical properties of apple puree-alginate films containing plant essential oils and oil compounds active against Escherichia coli 0157:H7. Progress in Nutrition. p. 86
Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodborne pathogens, Escherichia coli O157:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 85-86.
Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production - (Abstract Only)
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Hietala, K.A., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production. Progress in Nutrition. p. 86.
Edible Apple Film Wraps Containing Plant Antimicrobials Inactivate Foodborne Pathogens on Meat and Poultry Products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ravishankar, S., Zhu, L., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Friedman, M. 2009. Edible Apple Film Wraps Containing Plant Antimicrobials Inactivate Foodborne Pathogens on Meat and Poultry Products. Journal of Food Science. 74(8):M440-M445.
Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M390-M397.
Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M372-M378.
Allspice, garlic, and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactive the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only) - (11-Feb-09)
Allspice, cinnamon, and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only) - (11-Feb-09)
Dehydration of pollock skins prior to gelatin production - (Abstract Only) - (10-Feb-09)
Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films. Journal of Food Science. 73(7):M378-383.
Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against Echerichia coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:3082-2088.
Barrier Properties and Vapor Sorption Isotherms of Nanoemulsion Fish Gelatin Films - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-07)
Effects of Plant Essential Oils and Oil Compounds on Mechanical, Barrier and Antimicrobial Properties of Alginate-Apple Puree Edible Films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas-Grau, M.A., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Henika, P.R., Martin-Belloso, O., Pan, Z., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2007. Effects of Plant Essential Oils and Oil Compounds on Mechanical, Barrier and Antimicrobial Properties of Alginate-Apple Puree Edible Films. Journal of Food Engineering. 81(3):634-641.
Cost to Benefit - Fish Skin Yields Unique Gelatin Products - (Popular Publication)
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2008. Cost to Benefit - Fish Skin Yields Unique Gelatin Products. Global Aquaculture Advocate. 11(4):28-29.
Characterization of fish-skin gelatin gels and films containing the antomicrobial enzyme lysozyme - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Bechtel, P.J. 2006. Characterization of fish skin gelatin gels and films containing the antimicrobial enzyme lysozyme. Journal of Food Science. 71(5):141-145
Water Vapor Permeability of Mammalian and Fish Gelatin Films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
R.J. Avena Bustillos, C.W. Olsen, D.A. Olson, B. Chiou, E. Yee, P.J. Bechtel, T.H. McHugh, 2006. Water Vapor Permeability of Mammalian and Fish Gelatin Films. Journal of Food Science. Vol 71(4):E202-E207.
Tensile Properties of Compression-Molded Whey Protein Sheets: Determination of Molding Condition and Glycerol-Content Effects and Comparison with Solution-Cast Films Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
R. Sothornvit, C.W. Olsen, T.H. Mc Hugh, J.M. Krochta. February 2007. Tensile properties of compression-molded whey protein sheets: Determination of molding condition and glycerol-content effects and comparison with solution-cast films. Journal of Food Engineering. 78(3):855-860.
Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof - (Pct (Patent Cooperation Treaty)) - (07-Sep-05)
Barrier Properties, Gel Strength, and Microbial Safety of Fish Skin Gelatin Gels and Films - (Abstract Only)
Bower, C.K. 2006. Barrier properties, gel strength, and microbial safety of fish skin gelatin gels and films. Aquaculture America Conference.
Feasibility of Using Infrared Heating for Blanching and Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Ameratanga, K., Olsen, C.W., Zhu, Y., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Feasibility of using infrared heating for blanching and dehydration of fruits and vegetables. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers. ASAE Paper No. 056086. p. 1-13. St. Joseph. MI.
Tensile and Puncture Properties of Mammalian and Fish Gelatin Films - (Abstract Only)
Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olson, D.A., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Tensile and puncture properties of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Meeting Abstract No. 109-5. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
Water Vapor Permeability of Mammalian and Fish Gelatin Films - (Abstract Only)
Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Water vapor permeability of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Meeting Abstract No. 54D-4. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
Evaluation of Power Ultrasound As a Processing Aid for Fish Gelatin Extraction - (Abstract Only)
Olson, D.A., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Bower, C.K., Bechtel, P.J., Pan, Z., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Evaluation of power ultrasound as a processing aid for fish gelatin extraction. Meeting Abstract No. 71C-26. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
Thermal Transitions and Extrusion of Glycerol-Plasticized Whey Protein Mixtures - (Abstract Only)
Hernandez, V.M., Reid, D.S., Mc Hugh, T.H., Berrios, J.D., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A., Pan, J., Krochta, J.M. 2005. Thermal transitions and extrusion of glycerol-plasticized whey protein mixtures. Meeting Abstract No. 54D-7. p. 60., IFT Annual Meeting, July 2005, New Orleans, LA.
Dehydration As a Stabilization Method for Alaskan Pollock Skins Prior to Gelatin Extraction - (Abstract Only)
Mc Hugh, T.H., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Olsen, C.W., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Bechtel, P.J., Bower, C.K., Pantoja, A. 2005. Dehydration as a stabilization method for alaskan pollock skins prior to gelatin extraction. Meeting Abstract No. 99C-24. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
Processing and Quality Characteristics of Pears Processed by a New Infrared Dry Blanching/dehydration Method - (Abstract Only)
Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Ameratanga, K., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Processing and quality characteristics of pears processed by a new infrared dry blanching/dehydration method. Meeting Abstract No. 84-7. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
Tensile Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Edible Films - (Proceedings)
Mc Hugh, T.H., Olsen, C.W. 2004. Tensile properties of fruit and vegetable edible films. United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources,Food & Ag Panel Meeting, Section Food & Non-Food Processing, p. 104-108.
Characterization of Fish Skin Gelatin Gels and Films Containing the Antimicrobial Enzyme Lysozyme - (Abstract Only)
Bower, C.K., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Bechtel, P.J. 2005. Characterization of fish skin gelatin gels and films containing the antimicrobial enzyme lysozyme. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Fruit and Vegetable Films and Uses Thereof - (Patent Application)
Mc Hugh, T.H., De Bord, M.D., Olsen, C.W. 2004. Fruit and vegetable films and uses thereof. Serial #10/937,183, Patent Application Filed 9/8/04.
New Technologies in Fruit and Vegetable Processing - (Proceedings)
McHugh, T.H., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A. 2004. New Technologies in Fruit and Vegetable Processing. In Proceedings of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Rrsources Food and Agricultural Panel. pp. 430-436.
Fruit and Vegetable Edible Wraps: Application to Partially Dehydrated Apple Pieces - (Book / Chapter)
MC HUGH, T.H., OLSEN, C.W., SENESI, E. FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EDIBLE WRAPS: APPLICATION TO PARTIALLY DEHYDRATED APPLE PIECES.
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