The Role of Water and Water Testing in Produce Safety

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43 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicrobial Safety of Fresh Produce
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780813804163
StatePublished - Sep 28 2009


  • Enteric virus and protozoa - greater resistance to chlorine disinfection
  • Fecal coliforms - genera Escherichia and Klebsiella
  • Foodborne pathogens in water
  • High-quality source water and separation from human wastes
  • Indicator microorganisms
  • Pathogen greatest loading in surface waters
  • Quantitative microbial risk assessment models
  • Role of water and water testing in produce safety
  • Surface water - susceptible to contamination
  • Survival of waterborne pathogens in water and number of factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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