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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Produce Safety Research Collaboration with New Leaf Food Safety Solutions

Location: Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory

Project Number: 1245-32420-005-29
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 27, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to facilitate the adoption of food safety interventions through pilot plant scaled experimental trials.

Approach:
Non-pathogenic E. coli will be inoculated on fresh produce. The product will be washed in the pilot plant scaled wash system, subjecting to various sanitizers and wash technologies. The E. coli cells will be recovered from produce and wash water and quantified using standard plating or enrichment procedures.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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