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dc.contributor.authorFishburn, Jillian Diane
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:59:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:59:00Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.otherfishburn_jillian_d_201012_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/fishburn_jillian_d_201012_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26893
dc.description.abstractConsumption of fresh produce is on the rise. With the increased consumption of fresh produce items comes an increase in chances of a foodborne outbreak. This study evaluated the efficacy of home washing technologies (ozonated water, electrolyzed oxidizing (EO) water, Veggie Wash®, dilute chlorine bleach, and running tap water) against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes on tomatoes, cantaloupe, and broccoli. Dilute chlorine bleach was the most effective on all produce, providing log reductions up to 3.89 log. EO water and ozonated water were moderately effective on all produce. Running tap water was effective on tomatoes, but not on broccoli or cantaloupes. Veggie Wash provided the lowest reductions for tomatoes and was only moderately effective on broccoli and cantaloupes. Reductions were higher for tomatoes (1.14 to 3.89 log) than for broccoli (0.63 to 1.57 log) or cantaloupe (0.55 to 2.48 log) when subjected to the same washing technologies.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDecontamination
dc.subjectTomatoes
dc.subjectBroccoli
dc.subjectCantaloupe
dc.subjectSalmonella
dc.subjectEscherichia Coli O157:H7
dc.subjectListeria monocytogenes
dc.subjectChlorine bleach
dc.subjectElectrolyzed Oxidizing water
dc.subjectOzone
dc.subjectVeggie Wash
dc.subjectProduce
dc.subjectFruit
dc.subjectVegetables
dc.titleEfficacy of multiple consumer use washing techniques in reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes contamination on produce
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFood Science and Technology
dc.description.majorFood Science
dc.description.advisorJoseph Frank
dc.description.committeeJoseph Frank
dc.description.committeeYen-Con Hung
dc.description.committeeJennifer Cannon


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