Summary of Awards to Date

Multiple strategies for control of patulin in apples and apple products: an integrated regional research and extension project.

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Date

Sep. 15, 2003 - Sep. 14, 2008

Award Number

PEN03984

Funding Agency

USDA - CSREES

Amount Awarded

$500,000.00

Investigator

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.
Penn State

Co-Investigator(s)

Gourama, H., Demirci, A., Rosenberger, D.

Summary

Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by certain apple-rotting species of molds; particularly Penicillium expansum. This project will examine methods to minimize levels of spores of P. expansum in apple packing houses and reduce concentrations and associated toxity of patulin in apple juice and cider.