Summary of Awards to Date

Novel gaseous chlorine dioxide treatments for disinfection of lettuce and leafy greens to enhance food safety and preserve quality.

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Date

Sep. 1, 2006 - Aug. 31, 2009

Award Number

CA-D*-PLS-7569-CG

Funding Agency

USDA - CSREES

Amount Awarded

$500,435.00

Investigator

Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis

Co-Investigator(s)

Annous, B.

Summary

The risk of foodborne illness associated with packaged salads and leafy greens, consumed fresh, is widely recognized as a significant public health issue and threat to erode confidence in this consumer-benefit directed food category. This project seeks to identify commercially viable options for achieving disinfection goals in inactivating "E. coli" O157:H7 and other human pathogens that are economical for diverse applications within the broad industry sector.