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Interaction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with fresh leafy green produce.

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Funding Agency

Fresh Express

Investigator

Jorge A. Girón, Ph.D.
University of Florida

Summary

The aim of this project is to elucidate the mechanism by which E. coli O157:H7 colonizes fresh produce and survives industrial decontamination. The results will be applicable to the development of an effective method of reducing the survival of this pathogen in fresh produce.