Novel technologies for the decontamination of fresh and minimally processed fruits and vegetables
B.A. Niemira, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), USA
The complex challenges of ensuring food safety and quality that producers and processors of fresh produce face require them to seek creative applications of conventional treatments and innovative approaches to develop entirely novel treatments. The variable nature of fresh and fresh-cut produce necessitates developing treatments that are adapted and optimized for each kind of commodity, ranging from leafy greens to whole fruits to processed products. This chapter will examine the state of development and commercialization of a ...