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Electrostatic spraying of food-grade organic and inorganic acids and plant extracts to decontaminate Escherichia coli O157:H7 on spinach and iceberg lettuce.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22757712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Electrostatic spraying is an emerging technique that can be adopted to improve the distribution and application of antimicrobials during fresh produce sanitation. Relatively simple and quick, the process can access most/all parts of produce surface and offer protection from food pathogens. The use of malic and lactic acids with or without grape seed extract can serve as effective antimicrobials when sprayed electrostatically, lowering the risk from postcontamination issues with spinach and iceberg lettuce. This application technology can be extended to improve the commercial food safety of other produce, fruits, poultry, and meat.
Vijayalakshmi Ganesh; Navam S Hettiarachchy; Carl L Griffis; Elizabeth M Martin; Steven C Ricke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food science     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1750-3841     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-04     Completed Date:  2012-11-09     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014052     Medline TA:  J Food Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  M391-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 Institute of Food Technologists®
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / pharmacology
Colony Count, Microbial
Consumer Product Safety
Decontamination / methods*
Disinfectants / pharmacology
Escherichia coli O157 / drug effects*,  growth & development
Food Contamination / prevention & control
Food Handling / methods*
Food Microbiology
Grape Seed Extract / pharmacology
Lactic Acid / pharmacology
Lettuce / microbiology*
Malates / pharmacology
Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
Sodium Hypochlorite / pharmacology
Spinacia oleracea / microbiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Disinfectants; 0/Grape Seed Extract; 0/Malates; 0/Plant Extracts; 33X04XA5AT/Lactic Acid; 6915-15-7/malic acid; DY38VHM5OD/Sodium Hypochlorite

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