Microbial Decontamination of Fresh Produce (Strawberry) Using Washing Solutions

Authors: Naresh Shahi; Byungjin Min; Eunice A. Bonsi Journal: Journal of Food Research

This Tuskegee University study was carried out to determine the effect of natural antimicrobial washing solutions against microbial growths on fresh produce specifically strawberries. Selected washing solutions used for strawberry washing, and treatments were sterile water (control), white vinegar (VI), crude lemon juice extract (LE), VI+Origanum oil (VIO), LE+Origanum oil (LEO), and VI+LE+Origanum oil (VILEO).