University of California

Publications - Food Safety

Cross Contamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Between Lettuce and Wash Water during Home-Scale Washing

Dane A. Jensen, Loretta M. Friedrich, Linda J. Harris, Michelle D. Danyluk, Donald W. Schaffner

Consumer Issues, Food Safety, Lettuce
2015

Factors affecting Cell Population Density during Enrichment and Subsequent Molecular Detection of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on Lettuce Contaminated during Field Production

Gabriela Lopez-Velasco, Alejandro Tomas-Callejas, Adrian O. Sbodio, Xuan Pham, Polly Wei, Dawit Diribsa, Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety, Lettuce
2015

Survival or Growth of Inoculated Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on Yellow Onions (Allium cepa) under Conditions Simulating Food Service and Consumer Handling and Storage

Vanessa M. Lieberman, Irene Y. Zhao, Donald W. Schaffner, Michelle D. Danyluk, Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Onion
2015

Evaluation of Microbial Loads and the Effects of Antimicrobial Sprays in Postharvest Handling of California Walnuts

John C. Frelka, Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Walnut
2015

Survival of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes on Raw Peanut and Pecan Kernels Stored at -24, 4, and 22°C

Pardeepinder K. Brar, Lisseth G. Proano, Loretta M. Friedrich, Linda J. Harris, Michelle D. Danyluk

Food Safety
2015

Adhesion of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica to Soil in Runoff as Influenced by Polyacrylamide

Tina B. Bech, Adrian Sbodio, Carsten S. Jacobsen, and Trevor Suslow

Food Safety
November 2014

Risk-Based Review of California's Water-Recycling Criteria for Agricultural Irrigation

Adam W. Oliveri, Edmund Seto, Robert C. Cooper, Michael D. Cahn, John Colford, James Crook, Jean-Francois Debroux, Robert Mandrell, Trevor Suslow, George Tchobanoglous, Robert A. Hultquist, David P. Spath, Jeffrey J. Mosher

Food Safety, Water Disinfection
2014

Evaluation of Different Approaches for Modeling Escherichia coli O157:H7 Survival on Field Lettuce

Robin C. McKellar, Fernanco Perez-Rodriguez, Linda J. Harris, Anne-laure Moyne, Burton Blais, Ed Topp, Greg Bezanson, Susan Bach, Pascal Delaquis

Food Safety, Lettuce
2014

Growth and Survival of Enterobacteriaceae and Inoculated Salmonella on Walnut Hulls and Maturing Walnut Fruit

Tyann Blessington, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Walnut
2014

Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Berries

Mary Palumbo, Linda J. Harris, Michelle D. Danyluk

Blackberry, Blueberry, Bushberries, Food Safety, Raspberry, Strawberry
November 2013

Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Inshell Walnuts

Tyann Blessington, Christopher G. Theofel, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Nuts and Dried Fruits
September 2013

Pre- and Post-harvest Preventive Measures and Intervention Strategies to Control Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Leafy Vegetables

Maria I. Gil, Maria V. Selma, Trevor Suslow, Liesbeth Jacxsens, Mieke Uyttendaele, Ana Allende

Food Safety
August 2013

Season, Irrigation, Leaf Age, and Escherichia coli Inovulation Influence the Bacterial Diversity in the Lettuce Phyllosphere

Thomas R. Williams, Anne-Laure Moyne, Linda J. Harris, Maria L. Marco

Food Safety, Lettuce
July 2013

It's Time to "Farmer-Up"

Trevor Suslow

Food Safety
April 2013

Getting a Grip on L. Mono

Trevor Suslow

Food Safety
January 2013

Growth of Salmonella enterica in Foliar Pesticide Solutions and its Survival during Field Production and Postharvest Handling of Fresh Market Tomato

G. Lopez-Velasco, A. Tomas-Callejas, D. Diribsa, P. Wei, and T.V. Suslow

Food Safety, Tomato
2013

A Framework for Developing Research Protocols for Evaluation of Microbial Hazards and Controls during Production that Pertain to the Application of Untreated Soil Amendments of Animal Origin on Land used to Grow Produce that May be Consumed Raw

Linda J. Harris, Elaine D. Berry, Tyann Blessington, Marilyn Erickson, Michelle Jay-Russell, Xiuping Jiang, Karen Killinger, Fredrick C. Michel, Jr., Pat Millner, Keith Schneider, Manan Sharma, Trevor V. Suslow, Luxin Wang, Randy W. Worobo

Food Safety
2013

Modified Moore Swab Optimization and Validation in Capturing E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica in Large Volume Field Samples of Irrigation Water

Adrian Sbodio, Sharyn Maeda, Gabriela Lopez-Velasco, Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety
2013

Resident Bacteria on Leaves Enhance Survival of Immigrant Cells of Salmonella enterica

Cesar Poza-Carrion, Trevor Suslow, and Steven Lindow

Food Safety
2013

Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Associated with Common Berries, 1983 through May 2013

M. Palumbo, L.J. Harris, and M.D. Danyluk

Blackberry, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Bushberries, Food Safety, Raspberry
2013

Fate of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella on Fresh-cut Celery

Joshua P. Vandamm, Di Li, Linda J. Harris, Donald W. Schaffner, Michelle D. Danyluk

Celery, Food Safety
2013

Quantifying Transfer Rates of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 between Fresh-cut Produce and Common Kitchen Surfaces

Dane A. Jansen, Loretta M. Friedrich, Linda J. Harris, Michelle D. Danyluk, and Donald W. Schaffner

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Fruits, Fresh-cut Vegetables
2013

A Dry-Inoculation Method for Nut Kernels

Tyann Blessington, Christopher G. Theofel, Linda J. Harris

Almond, Food Safety
2013

Leaf Microbiota in an Agroecosystem: Spatiotemporal Variation in Bacterial Community Composition on Field-Grown Lettuce

Rastogi, Gurdeep, Adrian Sbodio, Jan J. Tech, Trevor V. Suslow, Gitta I. Coaker, and Johan HJ Leveau

Food Safety, Lettuce
April 2012

Chlorine dioxide and chlorine effectiveness to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella cross-contamination on fresh-cut Red Chard

Alejandro Tomás-Callejas, Francisco Lopez-Gálvez, Adrian Sbodio, Francisco Artés, Francisco Artés-Hernández, Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Water Disinfection
2012

Survival of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on Inoculated Almond Kernels in Hot Water Treatments

Linda J. Harris, Aaron R. Uesugi, Shirin J. Abd, Kathryn L. McCarthy

Almond, Food Safety
2012

Risk of Salmonellosis from Consumption of Almonds in the North American Market

Elisabetta Lambertini, Michelle D. Danyluk, Donald W. Schaffner, Carl K. Winter, Linda J. Harris

Almond, Food Safety
2012

Assessment of Root Uptake and Systemic Vine-Transport of Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium by melon (Cucumis melo) during Field Production

Gabriela Lopez-Velasco, Adrian Sbodio, Alejandro Tomás-Callejas, Polly Wei, Kin Hup Tan, Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety, Melons
2012

Detection of Salmonella spp. from Large Volumes of Water by Modified Moore Swabs and Tangential Flow Filtration

R. McEgan, C.A.P. Rodrigues, A. Sbodio, T.V. Suslow, L.D. Goodridge, and M.D. Danyluk

Food Safety, Water Disinfection
2012

A Framework for Developing Research Protocols for Evaluation of Microbial Hazards and Controls during Production that Pertain to the Quality of Agricultural Water Contacting Fresh Produce that may be Consumed Raw

Linda J. Harris, Jeff Bender, Elizabeth A. Bihn, Tyann Blessington, Michelle D. Danyluk, Pascal Delaquis, Lawrence Goodridge, A. Mark Ibekwe, Sanja Ilic, Kali Kniel, Jeffrey T. LeJeune, Donald W. Schaffner, Don Stoekel, Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety, Water Disinfection
2012

Survival of Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes on Inoculated Almonds and Pistachios Stored at -19, 4, and 24°C

Martha A. Kimber, Harbir Kaur, Luxin Wang, Michelle D. Danyluk, and Linda J. Harris

Almond, Dried Fruits and Nuts, Food Safety, Pistachio
2012

Survival of Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes on Inoculated Walnut Kernels during Storage

Tyann Blessington, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, and Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Nuts and Dried Fruits, Walnut
2012

Impact of Storage Time and Temperature on Thermal Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on Oil-Roasted Almonds

Shirin J. Abd, Kathryn L. McCarthy, and Linda J. Harris

Almond, Food Safety, Nuts and Dried Fruits
2012

Observations of Consumer Salad Preparation

Ho S. Phang, and Christin M. Bruhn

Consumer Issues, Food Safety
May 2011

Fate of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Field-Inoculated Lettuce

Anne-laure Moyne, Mysore R. Sudarshana, Tyann Blessington, Steven T. Koike, Michael D. Cahn, Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Lettuce
2011

Consumer Knowledge and Handling of Tree Nuts: Food Safety Implications

Louise E. Lee, Diane Metz, Maria Giovanni, and Christine M. Bruhn

Consumer Issues, Food Safety, Nuts and Dried Fruits
2011

Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User's Guide

Baruch Fischhoff, Noel T. Brewer, and Julie S. Downs, editors
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration

Food Safety
2011

Survival and Distribution of Escherichia coli on Diverse Fresh-cut Baby Leafy Greens under Preharvest through Postharvest Conditions

Alejandro Tomás-Callejas, Gabriela López-Velasco, Alex B. Camacho, Francisco Artés, Francisco Artés-Hernández, Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables
2011

History of Consumer Food Safety Education
Focus on Beef: Impact on Risk of Foodborne Illness

Christine M. Bruhn

Food Safety
November 2009

Good Management Practices in Harvest, Hulling and Drying

Dr. Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Walnut
April 2009

Producing Quality Walnuts: Food Safety Starts on the Farm

University of California, and the Walnut Marketing Board

Food Safety, Walnut
April 2009

Effect of Surface Roughness on Retention and Removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on Surfaces of Selected Fruits

H. Wang, H. Feng, W. Liang, Y. Luo, and V. Malyarchuk

Apple, Avocado, Food Safety, Melons, Orange
2009

Ultrasound Enhanced Sanitizer Efficacy in Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Population on Spinach Leaves

Bin Zhou, Hao Feng, and Yaguang Luo

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Spinach
2009

Antimicrobial Effect of Acidified Sodium Chlorite, Sodium Chlorite, and Citric Acid on Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Natural Microflora of Fresh-cut Cilantro

Ana Allende, James McEvoy, Yang Tao, Yaguang Luo

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Herbs
2009

Produce Food Safety Update & Outlook (PPT)

Jim Gorny, Ph.D.

Food Safety
December 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Webinar Introduction and Overview (Part 1)

Jim Gorny

Food Safety, Quality Evaluation, Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Current Industry Best Practices (Part 2)

Chris Christian

Food Safety, Quality Evaluation, Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Transportation and DC Handling of Strawberries (Part 4)

Jim Thompson

Food Safety, Quality Evaluation, Strawberry, Transportation
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: New PACA Temperatures for Fresh Strawberries (Part 5)

Rick Tomlinson

Food Safety, Quality Evaluation, Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Retail and Food Service Handling (Part 6)

Beth Mitcham

Food Safety, Quality Evaluation, Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Compilation of Research Citations on the Microbiological Safety and Risk Reduction Interventions for Fresh and Fresh-cut Melons

Carol D'lima, and Trevor Suslow

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Fruits, Melons
21 April 2008

Salmonella and Cantaloupe: What Can Consumers Really Do?

Trevor Suslow

Food Safety, Melons
March 26, 2008

Wild Mushrooms: A Seasonal Note for Risk Takers

Trevor Suslow

Food Safety, Mushrooms
January 2008

Risky Eating Behaviors of Young Adults - Implications for Food Safety Education

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Jaclyn Maurer Abbot, Virginia Wheatley, Donald Schaffner, Christine Bruhn, Lydia Blalock

Food Safety
2008

Effect of Gaseous Ozone and Hot Water on Microbial and Sensory Quality of Cantaloupe and Potential Transference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during Cutting

Maria V. Selma, Ana M. Ibanez, Ana Allende, Marita Cantwell, Trevor Suslow

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Fruits, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Melons, Sensory Evaluation
2008

Survival and Growth of Salmonella Entritidis PT 30 in Almond Orchard Soils

M.D. Danyluk, M. Nozawa-Inoue, K.R. Hristova, K.M. Scow, B. Lampinen, and L.J. Harris

Dried Fruits and Nuts, Food Safety
2008

Recommendations for Handling Fresh-cut Leafy Green Salads by Consumers and Retail Foodservice Operators

Mary S. Palumbo, James R. Gorny, David E. Gombas, Larry R. Beuchat, Christine M. Bruhn, Barbara Cassens, Pascal Delaquis, Jeffrey M. Farber, Linda J. Harris, Keith Ito, Michael T. Osterholm. Michelle Smith, and Katherine M.J. Swanson

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Lettuce
November 2007

Survival and Growth of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 in Almond Orchard Soils

M.D. Danyluk, M. Nozawa-Inoue, K.R. Hristova, K.M Scow, B. Lampinen, L.J. Harris

Food Safety
2007

Food Safety Research Priorities for Lettuce & Leafy Greens - Conference Report

International Lettuce and Leafy Greens Food Safety Research Conference (Report), Sept. 20-21, 2007, Herndon, VA

Food Safety, Lettuce
September 2007

Microbiological Safety of Leafy Green Vegetables: A Bibliography

Robert L. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Food Safety
August 2007

Manejo Seguro de Frutas y Verduras

Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
Center for Produce Safety

Consumer Issues, Food Safety
August 2007

Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables - Brochure

Western Institute of Food Safety and Security (WIFSS)

Food Safety, Home Storage and Handling, Storage
August 2007

Isolation of Salmonella Enteritidis Phage Type 30 from a Single Almond Orchard over a 5-Year Period

Aaron R. Uesugi, Michelle D. Danyluk, Robert E. Mandrell, and Linda J. Harris

Almond, Dried Fruits and Nuts, Food Safety
March 2007

Food Safety Self-Reported Behaviors and Cognitions of Young Adults: Results of a National Study

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Jaclyn Maurer, Virginia Wheatley, Donald Schaffner, Christine Bruhn, and Lydia Blalock

Consumer Issues, Food Safety
2007

Produce Surface Characteristics Affect Product Quality and Safety

H. Wang, H. Feng, Y. Luo, A. Zhang

Apple, Avocado, Food Safety, Melons
2007

Modeling of the Effect of Washing Solution Flow Conditions on Escherichia coli O157:H7 Population Reduction on Fruit Surfaces

Hua Wang, Wei Liang, Hao Feng, and Yaguang Luo

Apple, Food Safety, Fresh-cut Fruits, Melons
2007

Oranges: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy

Jennifer E. Snart, Mary Lu Arpaia, and Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Orange
January 2006

Dual-Phasic Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with Peroxyacetic Acid, Acidic Electrolyzed Water and Chlorine on Cantaloupes and Fresh-cut Apples

Hua Wang, ao Feng, and Yaguang Luo

Apple, Food Safety, Fresh-cut Fruits, Melons
2006

Effectiveness of Two-sided UV-C Treatments in Inhibiting Natural Microflora and Extending the Shelf-Life of Minimally Processed 'Red Oak Leaf' Lettuce

Ana Allende, James L. McEvoy, Yaguang Luo, Francisco Artes, Chien Y. Wang

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Lettuce
2006

The Return on Investment in Postharvest Technology for Assuring Quality and Safety of Horticultural Crops

Adel A. Kader

Cost-Benefit Analysis, Food Safety, Marketing, Postharvest Horticulture, Quality Evaluation
2006

Detection of Fecal Contamination on Cantaloupes using Hyperspectral Fluorescence Imagery

Angela M. Vargas, Moon S. Kim, Yang Tao, Alan M. Lefcourt, Yud-Ren Chen, Yaguang Luo, Yoonseok Song, Robert Buchanan

Food Safety, Melons
2005

Reducing Salmonella on Cantaloupes and Honeydew Melons using Wash Practices Applicable to Postharvest Handling, Foodservice, and Consumer Preparation

Tracy L. Parnell, Linda J. Harris, Trevor V. Suslow

Consumer Issues, Food Safety, Melons
2005

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Melon Supply Chain

Editors:  Paul Fleming, Bill Pool, James R. Gorny; UCD Postharvest Contributor:  Trevor Suslow

Food Safety, Melons
2005

Growing Seed Sprouts at Home

Trevor V. Suslow, and Linda J. Harris

Food Safety, Home Storage and Handling, Seed Sprouts, Storage
November 2004

Key Points of Control and Management of Microbial Food Safety: Information for Producers, Handlers, and Processors of Fresh Market Tomatoes

Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety, Processed Fruits and Vegetables, Tomato
September 2004

Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) for Water Disinfection Monitoring, Control, and Documentation

Trevor V. Suslow

Decay Control, Food Safety
September 2004

Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables

Christine Bruhn, Amy Li-Cohen, Linda J. Harris, Illustrations by Anne Spitler-Kashuba

Food Safety, Storage
April 2004

Microbial Reduction and Storage Quality of Fresh-Cut Cilantro Washed With Acidic Electrolyzed Water and Aqueous Ozone

Hua Wang, Hao Feng, Yaguang Luo

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Herbs
2004

Key Points of Control and Management of Microbial Food Safety: Information for Producers, Handlers, and Processors of Melons

Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety, Melons
July 2003

Key Points of Control and Management for Microbial Food Safety: Edible Landscape Plants and Home Garden Produce

Trevor V. Suslow, Linda Harris

Food Safety
July 2003

Cross-Contamination of Lettuce(Lactuca Sativa L.) with Escherichia coli O157:H7 via Contaminated Ground Beef

Marian R. Wachtel, James L. McEvoy, Yaguang Luo, Anisha M. Williams-Campbell, and Morse B. Solomon

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables, Lettuce
2003

Outbreaks Associated with Fresh Produce: Incidence, Growth, and Survival of Pathogens in Fresh and Fresh-cut Produce

L.J. Harris, J.N. Farber, L.J. Beuchat, M.E. Parish, T.V. Suslow, E.H. Garrett, F.F. Busta

Food Safety
2003

Key Points of Control and Management of Microbial Food Safety: Information for Growers, Packers, and Handlers of Fresh-Consumed Horticultural Products

Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety
2003

GAP’s, Food Safety, and Third-Party Audits

Trevor Suslow

Food Safety
August 2000

The Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Linda J. Harris

Food Safety
May 1999

HACCP 101 Part I - An Introduction

Linda J. Harris

Food Safety
May 1999

HACCP 101 Part II-Principle 1. Hazard Analysis

Linda J. Harris

Food Safety
May 1999

Addressing Animal Manure Management Issues for Fresh Vegetable Production

Trevor Suslow

Food Safety
May 1999

Organic Produce Production and Food Safety

Trevor Suslow

Food Safety, Organic Produce
May 1999

Safety and Regulatory Issues Associated with Herbal Flavored Vinegars and Oils

Linda J. Harris

Food Safety
May 1999

The Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce -Resources

Linda Harris

Food Safety
May 1999

Sanitation Requirements in Quality Control and HACCP

Diane M. Barrett

Food Safety
February 1999

Consumer Food Safety Knowledge and Practices

Christine M. Bruhn, Howard G. Schutz

Consumer Issues, Food Safety
1999

Progress in Defining Microbial Risk Reduction Practices for Animal Manure and Manure-based Composts

Trevor V. Suslow, D. Cliver, D. Meyer

Food Safety
August 1998

Impacts of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 on Future Pesticide Use—Does Anyone Have a Crystal Ball?

Carl K. Winter

Food Safety
August 1997

Microbial Pathogens Associated with Produce

Linda J. Harris

Food Safety
August 1997

Planning for Postharvest Food Safety During On-Farm Production

Trevor V. Suslow

Food Safety
August 1997

Growth of Listens MonocytogenesRestricted by Native Microorganisms and Other Properties of Fresh-Cut Spinach

Isabelle Babic, A.E. Watada, and J.G. Buta

Food Safety, Fresh-cut Vegetables
1997

Progress Report (1980): Quality and Safety of Pistachio Nuts as Influenced by Postharvest Handling Procedures

Adel A. Kader, John M. Labavitch, F. Gordon Mitchell, and Noel F. Sommer

Food Safety, Pistachio, Quality Evaluation
October 1980

Progress Report: Quality and Safety of Pistachio Nuts as Influenced by Postharvest Handling Procedures

Adel A. Kader, John M. Labavitch, F. Gordon Mitchell, Noel F. Sommer

Food Safety, Pistachio, Quality Evaluation
October 1979

Quality and Safety of Pistachio Nuts as Influenced by Postharvest Handling Procedures

Adel A. Kader, John M. Labavitch, F. Gordon Mitchell, and Noel F. Sommer

Food Safety, Pistachio, Quality Evaluation
1978

UC Good Agricultural Practices

Food Safety
Web Site - Publication Date Not Applicable

Food safety considerations for innovative nutrition solutions

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner,1 Marjorie Nolan Cohn,2 Jeffrey M. Farber,3 Linda J. Harris,4
Tanya Roberts,5 Victoria Salin,6 Manpreet Singh,7 Azra Jaferi,8 and William H. Sperber9

Food Safety
2015
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