Seed Sanitation Sprout Safety Research

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“Analysis of Published Sprout Seed Sanitization Studies Shows Treatments are  Highly Variable”. J Food Prot. 2004 Apr;67(4):758-65. Montville R, Schaffner DW., Food Risk Analysis Initiative, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8520, USA.

“Control of microbial growth on rice sprouts”, International Journal of Food Science & Technology, Volume 33 Pages 297-305  – June 1998 Piernas, V , et al.

“Disinfection of rice seeds prior to sprouting”, Piernas, V , et al., J. Food Sci., 62, (1997),611-615.

“Effects of Rice Seed Surface Sterilization with Hypochlorite on Inoculated Burkholderia vietnamiensis” Lucie Miché and Jacques Balandreau,Laboratoire d’écologie Microbienne, UMR 5557 CNRS-Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex, France , Received 31 January 2001/Accepted 23 April 2001.

“Effects of ultrasound, irradiation, and acidic electrolyzed water on germination of alfalfa and broccoli seeds and Escherichia coli O157:H7” ,August 2006, Journal of Food Science Volume 71 Issue 6 Page M168, Hyun Jung Kim, Hao Feng, Mosbah M. Kushad, and Xuetong Fan.

“Efficacy of allyl isothiocyanate in killing enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coliO157:H7 on alfalfa seeds” Int. J. Food Microbiol. 56:13-20. Park, C. M., P. J. Taormina, and L. R. Beuchat. 2000.

“Efficacy of an FDA Approved Peroxyacid-based Sanitizer to Inactivate Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Artificially Contaminated Alfalfa Seeds” PASCALE M. PIERRE, Elliot T. Ryser, and Jerry N. Cash, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

“Elimination of bacterial contamination from onion seed”, Plant Physiol, 51, (1973),1150-1153.Mallery, C H., et al.,

“Evaluations of Disinfectants for Control of Pathogens in Alfalfa Seeds & Sprouts”, IFT Annual Meeting 2001, Conference Proceedings, Beuchat, Larry R.; Taormina, P. J. ; Weissinger, W. R.

“Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on mung beans, alfalfa, and other seed types destined for sprout production by using an oxychloro-based sanitizer” Journal of Food Protection Volume 69, Number 7 pp. 1571-1578(8) 01.jul.06, Kumar, M.; Hora, R.; Kostrzynska, M.; Waites, W.M.; Warriner, K.

“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.

“Interventions to Ensure the Microbial Safety of Sprouts”.  William F Fett, Chapter 8 of Microbiology of Fruits and Vegetables, Edited by Gerald M. Sapers, James R. Gorny, Ahmed E. Yousef, 2006.

“New Chemical, Physical, and Biological Technologies for Decontaminating Sprouting Seed and Produce with Easily Damageable Surfaces”, Agricultural Research Service, National Program 108, Food Safety Progress Report 2001, Section 10: Produce and Animal Manure, CRIS: 1935-41420-006, Fett WF, Liao C-H., Ukuku D, Matos A, Food Safety Intervention Technology Research Unit, ERRC, Wyndmoor, PA

“New process may make sprouts safer” Oregon State University News, 10-09-98, Dennis Hinkamp

“Optimization of surface sterilization for legume seed”, Caetano-Anolles, G., G. Favelukes, and W. D. Bauer. 1990. . Crop Sci. 30:708-712.

“Physical Means of Inactivating Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes on Alfalfa Seeds” Chih-Ying Lu, Stuart O. Nelson, Larry R. Beuchat, and MARK A. HARRISON, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

“Reduction of Escherichia coli K12 on Alfalfa Seeds by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Treatment” Angela M. Mazzoni, ALI DEMIRCI, Gregory R. Ziegler, and Ratna R. Sharma, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

“Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on Alfalfa Seeds Following Exposure to Trans-2-Nonenal” M. AUCHTER and M. C. Newman, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

“Standardization of a Method To Determine the Efficacy of Sanitizers in Inactivating Human Pathogenic Microorganisms on Raw Fruits and Vegetables,” Beuchat, Farber, Garrett, Harris, Parish, Suslow, Busta, Journal of Food Protection, Vol 64, No 7, 2001.

“Wrinkled Alfalfa Seeds Harbor More Aerobic Bacteria and Are More Difficult To Sanitize than Smooth Seeds”, Journal of Food Protection: Vol. 64, No. 9, pp. 1292-1298., Amy O. Charkowski, Chester Z. Sarreal, and Robert E. Mandrell, Food Safety and Health, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, California 94710, USA.