Pathogens – Post Harvest Control Sprout Safety Research

Sprout safety processes are either pre- or post-harvest. Enjoy this collection of important post-harvest control topics and sprout safety research documents.

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“Composite versus single sampling of spent irrigation water to assess the microbiological status of sprouting mung bean beds”Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Volume 88, Issue 9, Date: July 2008, Pages: 1549-1553, Rachel McEgan, Susan Lee, Bengt Schumacher, Keith Warriner

“Developing antimicrobial packaging film for curled lettuce and soybean sprouts”,  Lee DS, Hwang YI, Cho SH. 1998. Food Science Biotechnology 7:117-21.

“Effect of immersion solutions containing enterocin AS-48 on Listeria monocytogenes in vegetable foods.” Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Dec;71(12):7781-7. Molinos AC, Abriouel H, Ben Omar N, Valdivia E, Lopez RL, Maqueda M, Canamero MM, Galvez A.

“Effectiveness of radiation processing in elimination of Salmonella typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes from sprouts” Journal of Food Protection, 2006 Aug; Volume 69, Number 8, pp. 1858-1864(7), Saroj, Sunil D.; Shashidhar, R.; Pandey, Manoj; Dhokane, Varsha; Hajare, Sachin; Sharma, Arun; Bandekar, Jayant R.

Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India.

“Effects of vegetable type, package atmosphere and storage temperature on growth and survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes.”, J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 2001 Aug;27(2):111-6, Francis GA, O’Beirne D., Food Science Research Centre, Department of Life Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

“Evaluation of chemical and physical (high-pressure and temperature) treatments to improve the safety of minimally processed mung bean sprouts during refrigerated storage” J Food Prot. 2006 Oct;69(10):2395-402. Munoz M, De Ancos B, Sanchez-Moreno C, Pilar Cano M. Department of Plant Foods Science and Technology, Instituto del Frio-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones, Jose Antonio Novais, 10, E-28040 Madrid, Spain.

“Growth Dynamics of Salmonella enterica Strains on Alfalfa Sprouts and in Waste Seed Irrigation Water.”, Appl Environ Microbiol 2003 Jan;69(1):548-53, Howard MB, Hutcheson SW., Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742.

“Inhibition of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus weihenstephanensis in raw vegetables by application of washing solutions containing enterocin AS-48 alone and in combination with other antimicrobials.” Food Microbiol. 2008 Sep;25(6):762-70. Epub 2008 May 13. Cobo Molinos A, Abriouel H, Lucas López R, Ben Omar N, Valdivia E, Gálvez A., Area de Microbiología, Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain.

“Internalization of bioluminescent Escherichia coli and Salmonella Montevideo in growing bean sprouts”, J Appl Microbiol. 2003;95(4):719-27, Warriner K, Spaniolas S, Dickinson M, Wright C, Waites WM., Divisions of Food Sciences, Plant Science, and Agriculture and Horticulture, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Leicestershire, UK.

“Isolation and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typing of Listeria monocytogenes from modified atmosphere packaged fresh-cut vegetables collected in Ireland”October 2006, Journal of Food Protection Volume 69, Number 10, pp. 2524-2528(5), Francis, Gillian A.; O’Beirne, David.

“Microbial Quality of Alfalfa Seeds and Sprouts after a Chlorine Treatment and Packaging Modifications”, J. of Food Sci., Vol. 66, No. 1, 2001, G. Soylemez, M.M. Brashears, D.A. Smith, and S.L. Cuppett

“Postharvest Chlorination-Basic Properties and Key Points for Effective Disinfection,” Trevor Suslow, Publication 8003, 1997

“Produce Handling and Processing Practices,” Beuchat, Ryu, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 3, Number 4, Oct-Dec 1997

“Quality of Irradiated Alfalfa Sprouts”,Journal of Food Protection: Vol. 64, No. 10, pp. 1574-1578, Xuetong Fan and Donald W. Thayer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center.

“Sensitive and rapid detection of Vero toxin-producing Escherichia coli using loop-mediated isothermal amplification.” J Med Microbiol. 2007 Mar;56(Pt 3):398-406. Hara-Kudo Y, Nemoto J, Ohtsuka K, Segawa Y, Takatori K, Kojima T, Ikedo M. Division of Microbiology, National Institute of Health Sciences, 1-18-1 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-8501, Japan.

“Solid phase microextraction/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry integrated with chemometrics for detection of Salmonella typhimurium contamination in a packaged fresh vegetable.”  Anal Chim Acta. 2007 Jan 2;581(1):63-70. Epub 2006 Aug 12. Siripatrawan U, Harte BR.  Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

“Storage Under Moderate Vacuum to Prolong the Keepability of Fresh Vegetables and Fruits”, ISHS Acta Horticulturae 368: International Symposium on Postharvest Treatment of Horticultural Crops, L.G.M. Gorris, Y. de Witte, E.J. Smid

“Use an electronic nose for monitoring of volatile compounds produced by E. Coli  in packed Alfalfa sprouts” Dr Bruce Harte, Ubonrat Siripatravan and John E. Lintz,  MSU, School of Packaging, USA Sprouts.