Summary of Awards to Date

Edible fruit and vegetable antimicrobial films to improve food safety.

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Date

Sep. 1, 2006 - Aug. 31, 2009

Award Number

CALR-2006-01321

Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

Amount Awarded

$356,602.00

Investigator

Tara McHugh, Ph.D.
Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA

Co-Investigator(s)

Friedman, M.; Avena-Bustillos, R. J.; Mandrell, R. E.

Summary

Food processors, producers and consumers are all increasingly concerned with the growing number of foodborne illness outbreaks caused by pathogens. The goal of this project is to improve food safety through the development of commercially viable technologies to formulate and manufacture fruit and vegetable antimicrobial films.