Table of Contents

Food Science and Technology International Series

Preface

Contributors

Part 1 Produce Contamination:Scope and Sources

Chapter 1. Scope of the Produce Contamination Problem

Introduction

Key aspects of the produce contamination problem

Potential sources of produce contamination

Gaps in our understanding of produce contamination

Chapter 2. Microbial Attachment and Persistence on Plants

Introduction

Ecological niches and introduction into the plant environment

Outbreak investigations reveal sources and persistence of pathogens

Attachment of pathogens to plant tissue

Biofilm formation on produce surfaces

Internalization and persistence

Specific interactions of the pathogens with commodities

Plant defense response to human enteric pathogens

Conclusion

Chapter 3. Identification of the Source of Contamination

Introduction

Overview: phases of a foodborne outbreak investigation

Specifics of environmental investigations

Training needs for environmental investigators of retail, food processing facilities, packing sheds, and farms

Resuming operations

Farm investigations

Packinghouse investigations

Vacuum cooler/hydrocooler investigation

Fresh-cut produce processor investigations

Intentional contamination

Lessons learned

Recommendations

Editor’s Note

Chapter 4. Manure Management

Introduction

Manure use on crops

Survival of pathogens in manure

Pastures, lots, and runoff

Manure treatment technologies

Composting

Summary

Chapter 5. Bioaerosol Contamination of Produce: Potential Issues from

Details

No. of pages:
492
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124046115
Electronic ISBN:
9780124046863

Reviews

"...useful to growers, packers, fresh-cut processers and their suppliers, especially those organisations impacted by outbreaks of foodborne illness."--FST Magazine,November 2014