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QUALITY AND SAFETY OF FRESH-CUT VEGETABLES AND FRUITS

Agency:
NIFA

USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Project Number:
0212531
Contact PI / Project Leader:
ORTON, T.
Awardee Organization:
RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK

Description

Abstract Text:
As consumers opt for more food choices that feature both nutrition and convenience, pre-cut fruits and vegetables have become more prevalent in the produce section of food markets. Minimal processing of fruits and vegetables reduces shelf life and makes it easier for human pathogens to infest food. The Rutgers component of the S-294 Multi-state project will focus on packaging technologies that prolong shelf life of pre-cut vegetables and minimize the possibility of contamination by food pathogens. Specific organic vegetables grown in the Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. (e.g. bell peppers, chili peppers, bulb onions, summer squash, carrots) will be pre-cut and tested for shelf life and freedom from contamination following packaging and storage in extruded polymer films that exhibit favorable gas exchange properties. Results will be integrated into new, value-added products in conjunction with business development efforts at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center.
Project Terms:
Businesses; Carrots - dietary; Chili Pepper; Development; Exhibits; Film; Food; Food Contamination; food marketing; Freedom; fruits and vegetables; Gases; Human; innovation; Life; Mid-Atlantic Region; nutrition; Onions; pathogen; Polymers; Process; Property; Red Pepper; Safety; Technology; Testing; Vegetables

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  ORTON, T.
Other PI Information:
Not Applicable
Awardee Organization:
Name:  RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK
City:  NEW BRUNSWICK    
Country:  UNITED STATES
Congressional District:
State Code:  NJ
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Other Information:
Fiscal Year: 2012
Award Notice Date:
DUNS Number: 001912864
Project Start Date: 01-Oct-2011
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CFDA Code: 10.203
Project End Date: 30-Sep-2016
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USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Project Funding Information for 2012:

No funding information available for Project Number: 0212531

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