Microbiology of Fresh Produce

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Karl R. Matthews
ASM Press, 2006 - Science - 239 pages
Presents the latest research and industry practices promoting microbiological safety of fruits and vegetables. - Examines key issues of microbiological safety of fresh produce, from production to consumption, and focuses on the unique challenges the specialists encounter in controlling microorganisms found on produce. - Highlights microorganisms associated with human illness and linked to consumption of contaminated produce. - Discusses industry trends and topical issues, including the microbiology of imported and domestic produce, good agricultural practices, irradiation, edible films, and diagnostic techniques used in the field. - Features a chapter devoted to the practices related to the safety of seed sprouts, covering valuable information relevant to the producer, researcher, and extension specialist.

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