L. monocytogenes is a great threat to produce safety. Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo’s Amanda Lathrop, Ph.D., is working to help understand when and how Lm grows, survives and dies off on nontraditional fresh-cut salad ingredients. Her findings will help industry better assess and manage Lm risks on produce that hasn’t previously been eaten raw, such as brussels sprouts, kale, beet greens and broccoli stalks.
“Results from this study will allow the produce industry to better manage the potential risk of Lm on these products. Our industry collaborators have…not only graciously provided us with product for the tests, but also with advice and guidance to ensure that this research is industry-relevant.“Amanda Lathrop Ph.D.