Navigation Links
Fresh-cut produce washing practices can minimize food-borne illness risks
Date:12/6/2007

WASHINGTON, DC -- Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently examined the safety and quality of "wash techniques" used in the production of packaged produce. The study, published in the October 2007 issue of HortScience, simulated washing techniques to learn more about how industry practices affect quality and safety of pre-cut lettuce.

Yaguang Luo, PhD, Research Food Technologist at the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Produce Quality and Safety Laboratory, headed the study of produce wash techniques used in the commercial preparation of pre-cut fruits and vegetables. Luo explained that recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses associated with the consumption of fresh-cut produce underscored the importance of ensuring food safety of these packaged convenience foods.

He noted that washing the produce is an important step commonly employed by the industry to maintain the quality and safety of fresh and fresh-cut produce. Prior to the study, however, little information existed about how wash operation and water re-use techniques affected the water quality, the efficacy of sanitizers on the reduction of microorganisms, or the quality and shelf life of packaged products. Luo explained: "The main objective of the research was to examine the dynamic interactions among wash operation, water quality, and sanitizer efficacy and product quality. We investigated the effect of produce washing techniques, including simulated water re-use, and the ratio between product weight and wash water volume on the water quality and effectiveness of sanitizers used to reduce microorganisms."

The researchers found that procedures in which water was re-used during the washing process led to rapid accumulation of organic matter in wash water and compromised the efficacy of sanitizers. According to Luo, "It is generally known that water re-use can cause water quality loss. The value of this research is that it rev
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Coal and black liquor can produce energy from papermaking
2. Alternative food networks connect ethical producers and consumers and can lead to healthier eating
3. Researchers examine worlds potential to produce biodiesel
4. Chemical compound present in detergents produce bacteria alterations in agricultural soils
5. First IEEE-USA Innovation Forum coming to Washington area in November
6. Scientists tackle mystery mountain illness
7. Soy isoflavone may inhibit common gastrointestinal illness in infants
8. Laser can spot illness before symptoms appear
9. NAS report offers new tools to assess health risks from chemicals
10. Less Arctic ice means higher risks, experts warn
11. Energy drinks may pose risks for people with high blood pressure, heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fresh-cut produce washing practices can minimize food-borne illness risks
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 19, 2014  Earlier this year Donald ... College, and one of the most prolific inventors in ... are transmitted from Smartphones to third party agencies. Spector ... has one of the earliest known patents in this ... in the military, child care, elder care and hospital ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 C-Labs LLC, a leading provider of ... (IoT), today announced the appointment of John Traynor ... a strategic advisor to the firm, Mr. Traynor will ... is based out of the C-Labs office in ... Chris Muench , Chief Executive Officer. Photo ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... 18, 2014  The Secure Identity & Biometrics ... jointly announce the formation of The Airport Entry ... Identity and Biometric Entry and Exit Solutions ... official support from BORDERPOL, the international non-profit organization ... provide expertise regarding border security, traveler and migration ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 2Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 4C-Labs Names Former Microsoft and Bsquare Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 3
... things that exist underground, plant roots are out-of-sight and ... plant parts are more familiar, plant roots are equally ... crop, and dazzling ornamental lies a root system that ... for plants, extract water and nutrients from soil, and ...
... Since the terrorist attacks of 2001, the Bureau of ... water and power to millions of people, has invested ... protect its facilities and personnel, says a new report ... better communication among security staff, regional and area office ...
... WI, AUGUST 18, 2008 Serpentine soils contain highly ... farming. Successful management of serpentine soils requires accurate measurement ... in the Soil Science Society of America Journal ... accurately measure calcium content in serpentine soils. To ...
Cached Biology News:Getting to the root of the matter 2National Research Council report on security at federally managed dams 2National Research Council report on security at federally managed dams 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... iLab Solutions, the global leader in ... Bryant as the new Director of Institutional Implementations and ... These two new leadership positions were created to support ... that iLab continues to meet the needs of its ... iLab has been deployed at over 450 core facilities ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , Dec. 18, 2014  Decision ... dental biomaterial market will grow moderately through ... implant procedures and growing awareness of dental biomaterials all ... underdeveloped markets such as China ... incomes will bring dental procedures within reach for a ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 ... significant changes since 2013, which is why IBISWorld updated ... this industry continues to benefit from an intensified focus ... the proposal for new emission standards for power plants ... industry operators. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Kahn, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., an ... IPSEY), today announced that Somatuline® Depot® ... was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug ... tumors (GEP-NETs) in adult patients with unresectable, well ... to improve progression-free survival (PFS). , “The approval ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iLab Solutions Announces Two New Leadership Positions to Meet the Needs of Its Growing Customer Base 2Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 2Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 3Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 2Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 3Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 2Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 3Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 4Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 5Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 6Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 7Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 8
... financial technology subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corp., has ... GHR Systems, Inc. , a provider of loan ... industries that offers point-of-sale products and comprehensive underwriting, processing ... Metavante subsidiary. , ,GHR's client base includes four of ...
... MINNEAPOLIS - Southern Wisconsin's biotech infrastructure has prompted ... develop an operating facility that could employ approximately 200 ... to the southern tier of Wisconsin to manufacture systems ... and CEO Dan Miller. It's a product that company ...
... La Crosse, Wis. - Firstlogic, Inc., announced today ... of Redwood City, Calif., involving Firstlogic's Data Quality Link ... date been licensed by more than 160 companies, Firstlogic ... the Chicago Tribune. , , Firstlogic provides enterprise ...
Cached Biology Technology:Minneapolis company sets sights on southern Wisconsin 2Minneapolis company sets sights on southern Wisconsin 3
BD BioCoat Osteologic Coverslips that have been sterilized by ETO gas. Coating : Osteologic&trade ,Thickness : 0.16 mm ,Diameter : 12.7 mm ,Gridded : No ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody to ACP2 - acid phosphatase 2, lysosomal...
... a group of enzymes involved in matrix ... metalloproteinase family ten exist in soluble form ... MT1-MMP, MT2-MMP, MT3-MMP also known as MMP14, ... domain anchoring them to the cell surface. ...
...
Biology Products: