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- Zhang, Yue; Ma, Qiumin; Critzer, Faith; Davidson, P. Michael; Zhong, Qixin
- Food control 2016 v.67 pp. 31-38
- Escherichia coli O157; Listeria monocytogenes; Salmonella enterica; anti-infective properties; bacteria; cantaloupes; emulsions; equipment; essential oils; ethanol; fresh produce; gum arabic; hydrodynamics; microbiological quality; minimum inhibitory concentration; oils; organic foods; pathogens; postharvest treatment; thyme; washing; whey protein concentrate
- ... Emulsions of organic essential oils may be used as postharvest alternative washing solutions in fresh produce production. In the present study, organic thyme oil was emulsified with whey protein concentrate, gum arabic, lecithin, or their equal mass mixtures without using specialized equipment. The stability of these emulsions was monitored by measuring hydrodynamic diameter during ambient storage ...
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- Denis, Nelly; Zhang, Helen; Leroux, Alexandre; Trudel, Roger; Bietlot, Henri
- Food control 2016 v.67 pp. 225-234
- Campylobacter; Escherichia coli O157; Listeria monocytogenes; Salmonella; Shigella; bacteria; bacterial contamination; cantaloupes; confidence interval; data collection; food inspection; food safety; foodborne illness; green leafy vegetables; green onions; herbs; markets; pathogens; raw fruit; small fruits; summer; tomatoes; Canada
- ... In recent years, fresh fruits and vegetables have been linked to numerous foodborne illness outbreaks in different regions of the world, including in Canada. In light of rising concerns over the microbial safety of these commodities, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency conducted retail surveys to obtain information on the occurrence of bacterial pathogens in a wide range of produce available in th ...