Fresh-Cut Produce

Caracterización Poscosecha de Frutos de Tacaco ( Sechium edule ) en Cartago, Costa Rica

  El objetivo del presente trabajo fue realizar una caracterización poscosecha de frutos de tacaco de diferente edad cronológica. Durante julio y agosto de 2014 y, enero y febrero de 2015 se evaluaron frutos recién cuajados, con y sin espinas, procedentes de Cartago, Costa...
María del Milagro Cerdas-Araya
Johanny Castro-Chinchilla
Agronomía Mesoamericana

Secado Solar de Frutas y Verduras en Quintana Roo, México

  En este trabajo se presenta un análisis de los resultados obtenidos con el secado solar de frutas y verduras en el estado de Quintana Roo México. En especial se han seleccionado cinco productos con los que se ha trabajado y que son: zanahoria (Daucus carota), pepino (Cucumis...
José Hernández Rodríguez
Pedro Quinto Diez
Glicerio R Barbosa Pool
Jorge O Aguilar Aguilar
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Impact of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Salicylic Acid Treatments on Quality Characteristics of “Keitt” Mangos During Storage and Shelf Life

  This investigation was carried out during 2014 and 2015 seasons to evaluate the effect of 1-MCP (1-Methylcyclopropene) and SA (salicylic acid) on Keitt mangos storability and shelf life. Both materials were used in two concentrations applied to mature green fruits before storage at 12°C...
E.H. Khedr
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Associated with Common Berries, 1983 through May 2013

  Fresh and frozen common berries (i.e., blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) are popular and healthy foods. When berries are picked for fresh consumption, they are either placed directly in retail containers in the field or packed in a packinghouse without...
M. Palumbo
L. J. Harris
M. D. Danyluk
IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Growth of Salmonella enterica in Foliar Pesticide Solutions and Its Survival during Field Production and Postharvest Handling of Fresh Market Tomato

  Aims: To evaluate in vitro the growth kinetics of Salmonella enterica in pesticide solutions labelled for fresh market tomato and the effect of ag-chemical application with contaminated water to tomatoes during field production. Methods and Results: The capacity of...
G. Lopez-Velasco
A. Tomas-Callejas
D. Diribsa
P. Wei
T.V. Suslow
Journal of Applied Microbiology

Evaluation of Microbial Loads and The Effects of Antimicrobial Sprays in Postharvest Handling of California Walnuts

  Changes in aerobic plate count (APC) and Escherichia coli/coliform count (ECC) of inshell walnuts and walnut kernels were evaluated during commercial harvest and postharvest handling. APC and ECC for inshell walnuts collected from the tree were 6 and 4 log CFU/nut, respectively;...
John C. Frelka
Linda J. Harris
Food Microbiology

Cross Contamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Between Lettuce and Wash Water during Home-scale Washing

  Lettuce and leafy greens have been implicated in multiple foodborne disease outbreaks. This study quantifies cross contamination between lettuce pieces in a small-scale home environment. A five-strain cocktail of relevant Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains was used. Bacterial...
Dane A. Jensen
Loretta M. Friedrich
Linda J. Harris
Michelle D. Danyluk
Donald W. Schaffner
Food Microbiology

Potencial Antifúngico de Extractos de Cuatro Especies Vegetales Sobre El Crecimiento de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides en Papaya (Carica papaya) en Poscosecha

  El manejo de antracnosis por Colletotrichum gloeosporioides es el problema más importante en poscosecha de frutos tropicales. La actividad antifúngica de diferentes extractos vegetales fue evaluada in vitro e in vivo para controlar la antracnosis...
Nadia Landero Valenzuela
Daniel Nieto Ángel
Daniel Téliz Ortiz
Raquel Alatorre Rosas
Mario Orozco Santos
Carlos Fredy Ortiz García
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Mechanical Models of Compression and Impact on Fresh Fruits

  Well-designed and well-operated postharvest mechanical handling processes are vital if fresh fruits are to enter markets with minimal damage. The susceptibility of fruit to quality loss during handling is largely determined by mechanical contact and damage. This article reviews...
Zhiguo Li
Fengli Miao
James Andrews
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Effects of Carbon Dioxide Treatment and Modified Atmosphere Packaging on the Quality of Long Distance Transporting “Maehyang” Strawberry

  This study was conducted to investigate the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) and modified atmosphere (MA) packaging on the quality of strawberry during long distance transportation. “Maehyang” strawberries (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) with red color on 70% of the...
Hyun Jin Choi
Yeong Seuk Bae
Jung Soo Lee
Me Hea Park
Ji Gang Kim
Agricultural Sciences