Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Efecto de la aplicación de aceite esencial de orégano mexicano (Lippia graveolens) y tomillo (Thymus vulgaris) en factores de calidad de rodajas de manzana (Malus domestica)

  El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar algunos factores de calidad de rodajas de manzana sumergidas en soluciones de aceite esencial (AE) de orégano y tomillo. Rodajas de manzana fueron sumergidas en diferentes soluciones de AE: 100 ppm de AE de orégano (T1), 100 ppm de AE de...
Carlos Enrique Ochoa Velasco
Juan José Luna Guevara
Francisco Javier Pérez Gaspar
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Quality Changes in Cantaloupe During Growth, Maturation, and in Stored Fresh-cut Cubes Prepared from Fruit Harvested at Various Maturities

  Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Naudin) were evaluated during development and then freshcut cubes were stored after preparation from various maturities to track quality changes during storage. Flowers were anthesis tagged one morning in two seasons (years) and developing fruit...
John C. Beaulieu
Jeanne M. Lea
Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science

Effect of Hot Water Surface Pasteurization of Whole Fruit on Shelf Life and Quality of Fresh-Cut Cantaloupe

  Cantaloupes are associated with recent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses and recalls. Therefore, new approaches are needed for sanitization of whole and cut fruit. In the present study, whole cantaloupes were submerged into water in the following 3 conditions: 10 °C water for 20 min (...
X. Fan
B.A. Annous
J.C. Beaulieu
J.E. Sites
Journal of Food Science

Effectiveness of Bacteriophages in Reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7 on Fresh-Cut Cantaloupes and Lettuce

  Consumption of produce contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 has resulted in cases of foodborne illness. We determined the efficacy of a mixture of three E. coli O157:H7–specific bacteriophages (ECP-100) in reducing the number of viable E. coli O157:H7 on contaminated fresh-cut...
Manan Sharma
Jitendra R. Patel
William S. Conway
Sean Ferguson
Alexander Sulakvelidze
Journal of Food Protection

Survival of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on Inoculated Almond Kernels in Hot Water Treatments

  Almonds are blanched by exposure to hot water or steam-injected water to remove the pellicle (skin) from the kernel. This study evaluated the survival of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30, Salmonella Senftenberg 775W and Enterococcus faecalis on whole raw almond kernels exposed to hot water....
Linda J. Harris
Aaron R. Uesugi
Shirin J. Abd
Kathryn L. McCarthy
Food Research International

A dry-inoculation method for nut kernels

  A dry-inoculation method for almonds and walnuts was developed to eliminate the need for the postinoculation drying required for wet-inoculation methods. The survival of Salmonella enterica Enteritidis PT 30 on wet- and dry-inoculated almond and walnut kernels stored under ambient conditions...
Tyann Blessington
Christopher G. Theofel
Linda J. Harris
Food Microbiology

Extension of Postharvest Life of 'Mission' Figs by CO2-Enriched Atmospheres

  Good quality of fresh ‘Mission’ figs (Ficus carica L.) was maintained for up to 4 weeks when kept at 0, 2.2, or 5C in atmospheres enriched with 15% or 20% CO2. The visible benefits of exposure to high CO2 levels were reduction of decay incidence and maintenance of bright external...
Giancarlo Colelli
F. Gordon Mitchell
Adel A. Kader

Evaluating Quality Attributes of Four Fresh Fig (Ficus carica L.) Cultivars Harvested at Two Maturity Stages

  The effect of two fruit maturity stages on the quality attributes of four fresh fig cultivars was examined, including consumer acceptance and antioxidant capacity. Fig quality attributes such as weight, soluble solids concentration (SSC), titratable acidity (TA), SSC:TA, firmness,...
Carlos H. Crisosto
Vanessa Bremer
Louise Ferguson
Gayle M. Crisosto

Effect of Sunning as Post Harvest Treatment for Insect Pests on Antioxidants and Physicochemical Properties of Date Fruit

  Date fruit from three date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) cultivars namely Khalas, Shiashy and Rizez were selected for study. Freshly harvested date fruit is prone to insect-pest infestation. It is, therefore, important to preserve it properly to maintain fruit quality and enhance shelf life for...
Saleh Alturki
American Journal of Food Technology

Guidance for Industry: What You Need To Know About Registration of Food Facilities; Small Entity Compliance Guide

  This guidance document is a restatement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current requirements for registration of food facilities presented in simplified format and language. As guidance, it is not binding on either FDA or the public. Purpose of this Guidance This...