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The Role of Organic Matrices (dried turkey manure) in the Contamination and Survival of Salmonella spp. on Baby Spinach Leaves
Microbiological safety of fresh produce has attracted attention due to constant produce outbreaks. Manure contaminated with enteric pathogens has been identified as a major pre-harvest contamination source. This study ...
Noninvasive Cleaning and Sanitation Monitoring System for Deli Department Processing
The inability to adequately judge the efficacy of cleaning/sanitation in deli departments is a recognized food safety concern. In prior studies, our research group demonstrated that visual inspection of cleaned produce ...
Nutrition, Sensory, Quality and Safety Evaluation of A New Specialty Produce: Microgreens
Microgreens are new emerging food products, which are young seedlings of vegetables and herbs, having two fully developed cotyledons with the first pair of true leaves emerging or partially expanded. They have gained ...
FACTORS INFLUENCING MARYLAND FARMERS' ON-FARM PROCESSING LICENSE APPLICATION BEHAVIOR
A 2005 regulation adopted by Maryland's state health department allowed farmers to sell foods processed in their home kitchen provided they complete an 8-hour food safety education course and apply for an on-farm processing ...
Enhancement of thermal processing with food-grade antimicrobial compounds in low-moisture food matrix to improve food safety
Heat resistant foodborne pathogens have been a concern in low-moisture foods and ingredients (LMFs). Increased thermal resistance of pathogens such as Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium at low water activity ...