Day: November 28, 2016

US: Research shows antimicrobial coatings reduce cantaloupe contamination

Quality Assurance & Food Safety: According to new research, applying antimicrobial coatings to whole cantaloupes during storage significantly reduces contamination by pathogenic bacteria, and has the potential to improve their microbiological safety and extend their shelf life.

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Day: November 28, 2016

NZ: Do we need to wash fruit and vegetables before eating them?

Stuff: The science behind washing fruit and vegetables is weak – it is believed many harmful bugs are actually water-resistant. Before we bite into a juice apple or slice open a ripe tomato, most of us give it a quick splash of water from the tap. Is this really necessary, and what does science have to say about washing produce?

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Day: November 28, 2016

UK: Expert reaction to the ability of Salmonella to grow on bagged salad leaves

Science Media Centre: Researchers publishing in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology have reported that leached juices from leafy vegetables enhance growth and harm of the food poisoning bug Salmonella. Here’s how five food safety academics have responded to the research paper.

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