Poster Session


The posters listed below were displayed to showcase the research of several CPS funded scientists at the 9th Annual CPS Produce Research Symposium in Charlotte, NC.

Preservation of stone fruits by spray application of edible coatings with antimicrobial properties

Identifying optimal methods of recovering bacteria from food processing plants for downstream microbiome analyses

Engineering and ecological approaches reduce Pacific tree frog intrusion into leafy green agriculture

The effects of storage conditions and the microbiome of non-traditional salad ingredients on the fate of Listeria monocytogenes

Metagenomics to identify viral indicators in the produce chain (MAGIC)

Mathematical modeling tools for practical chlorine control in produce wash process

Rechargeable antimicrobial and antifouling plastics for improved cleaning and sanitation of plastic bins and totes

Use of raptors to prevent wild bird and rodent intrusion into fresh produce fields

UA Ag Water app-language expansion and practical grower-inspired improvements

Scientifically valid corrective actions for multiple harvest shade-house production systems

Establishment of vegetative buffer zones to reduce the risk of STEC and Salmonella transmission from animal operations to fresh produce on co-managed farms

Listeria whole genome sequence data reference sets are needed to allow for improved persistence assessment and source tracking

Application of chitosan microparticles to eliminate foodborne pathogens in agricultural water that contacts fresh produce


The posters listed below were displayed to showcase the research of several CPS funded scientists at the 8th Annual CPS Produce Research Symposium in Denver, CO.

Establishment of Operating Standards for Specific Water-Based Processes Through the Identification of Specific Metrics and Test Methods

Listeria monocytogenes Growth and Survival on Peaches and Nectarines as Influenced by Stone Fruit Packinghouse Operation, Storage, and Transportation

Developing Cross-Assembly Phage as a Viral Indicator for Irrigation Waters

Enteric Viruses as New Indicators of Human and Cattle Fecal Contamination of Irrigation Water

Characterization and Mitigation of Bacteriological Risks Associated with Packing Fresh-Market Citrus

Cyclospora: Potential Reservoirs and Occurrence in Irrigation Waters

Rapid Bacterial Testing for On-Farm Sampling

Evaluation of Sanitizing Treatments for Sizer Carriers in Stone Fruit Packinghouses

Resolving Postharvest Harborage Sites of Listeria Protects Zone 1 Surfaces

Significance of the Dormant State in the Persistence, Interaction with Growing Plants and Virulence of Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli

Remotely-Sensed and Field-Collected Hydrological, Landscape and Weather Data Can Predict the Quality of Surface Water Used for Produce Production

Detection, Validation, and Assessment of Risks Implied by the Viable but Non-Culturable (VBNC) State of Enteric Bacterial Pathogens in Fresh Produce

Control of Listeria monocytogenes on Apple Through Spray Manifold-Applied Antimicrobial Intervention



The posters listed below were displayed to showcase the research of several CPS funded scientists at the 7th Annual CPS Produce Research Symposium in Seattle, WA.

Identification of Novel Indicator Organisms to Determine the Risks of Fecal Contamination of Irrigation Waters. PI Bright. The University of Arizona

Microbial Food Safety Risks of Reusing Tail Water for Leafy Green Production, PI Cahn. University of California Cooperative Extension

Factors that Influence the Introduction, Fate and Mitigation of Foodborne Pathogens on Mangoes Throughout the Production Chain. PI Danyluk. University of Florida

Establishing Die-Off Rates of Surrogate and Virulent EHEC-STEC Strains from Strawberry and Cilantro Surfaces: Time, Inoculum Dose and Chemical Intervention. Proof of Concept. PI Gutierrez-Rodriquez. North Carolina State University

Assessing Postharvest Food Safety Risks and Identifying Mitigation Strategies for Foodborne Pathogens in Pistachios. PI Harris. University of California, Davis

Evaluation of Falconry as an Economically Viable Co-Management Strategy to Deter Nuisance Birds in Leafy Green Fields. PI Jay-Russell. University of California, Davis

Validating a Physically Heat-Treated Process for Poultry Litter in Industry Settings Using the Avirulent Salmonella Surrogates or Indicator Microorganisms. PI Jiang. Clemson University

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Agents to Prevent the Transfer of Listeria monocytogenes from Existing Biofilms to Produce or Processing Surfaces. PI Joerger. University of  Delaware

Towards Preventing Internalization and Persistence of Human Bacterial Pathogens in Fresh Produce. PI Melotto. University of California, Davis

The Effect of Soil Remediation Treatments on Microbial Populations Following an Extreme Flooding Event. Rapid Response. PI Monroe. Purdue University

Evaluation of Sanitizing Treatments for Sizer Carriers in Stone Fruit Packinghouses. PI Pao. California State University, Fresno

Evaluation of Risk-Based Water Quality Sampling Strategies for the Fresh Produce Industry. PI Rock. The University of Arizona

Control of Cross-Contamination During Field-Pack and Retail Handling of Cantaloupe. PI Stawn. Virginia Tech

Rapid Tests to Specifically Differentiate Clinically Signifi cant Isolates from Environmental STEC Towards Reducing Unnecessary Crop Destruction, PI Suslow. University of California, Davis

Remediation and Recovery Measures to Expedite Plant or Replant of Vegetables Following Soil Contamination by Salmonella enterica. PI Suslow. University of California, Davis

Comparative Genomics Analysis and Physiological Assessment of the Avirulent Salmonella Surrogate Relevant to Produce Safety. PI Tepliski. University of Florida

Food Safety Risks at the Fresh Produce–Animal Interface: Identifying Pathogen Sources and Their Movement on Diversified Farms. PI Thakur. North Carolina State University

Does Salmonella Move Through the Irrigation Systems of MixedProduce Farms of the Southeastern United States? PI Vellidis. University of Georgia

Methods for Detection of Diverse Parasites on Packaged Salads Based on (Viable) (Oo)cysts. PI Weurtz. University of California, Davis

Pathogen Physiological State has a Greater Effect on Outcomes of Challenge and Validation Studies than Strain Diversity. PI Wiedmann. Cornell University