Summary of Awards to Date

Edible fruit and vegetable antimicrobial films to improve food safety.

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Sep. 1, 2006 - Aug. 31, 2009

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Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

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


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


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.