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US: Trials aim to shed light on wash-water disinfectants for mangoes

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Center for Produce Safety: Several studies have been published that examine the interactions among water, disinfectants, organic matter and pathogens with various types of produce in packinghouse wash water. But there’s little, if any, published literature that examines those same interactions in a mango packing facility, said Mary Anne Amalaradjou, DVM, PhD, and an assistant professor of animal science at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

And that’s what drove her to the project titled, “Impact of wash water disinfectants on Salmonella enterica transfer and survival in mango packing facility water tank operations.”

Read the full article at the Center for Produce Safety