Microbial Indicator Profiling of Fresh Produce and Environmental Samples from Farms and Packing Facilities in Northern Mexico.

@article{Heredia2016MicrobialIP,
  title={Microbial Indicator Profiling of Fresh Produce and Environmental Samples from Farms and Packing Facilities in Northern Mexico.},
  author={Norma Heredia and Cindy Caballero and Carmen C{\'a}rdenas and Karina Molina and Rafael Garc{\'i}a and Luisa Sol{\'i}s and Vanessa J Burrowes and Faith E Bartz and Anna M. Fabiszewski de Aceituno and L A Jaykus and Santos Garc{\'i}a and J. S. Leon},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2016},
  volume={79 7},
  pages={1197-209}
}
To compare microbiological indicator and pathogen contamination among different types of fresh produce and environmental samples along the production chain, 636 samples of produce (rinsates from cantaloupe melons, jalapeño peppers, and tomatoes) and environmental samples (rinsates from hands of workers, soil, and water) were collected at four successive steps in the production process (from the field before harvest through the packing facility) on 11 farms in northern Mexico during 2011 and… CONTINUE READING
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