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Novel tech could be used to wash produce, finds study

1 month ago   |   By Food Safety News

Streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can remove microbial contaminants from spinach leaves, according to a study.
Scientists used acoustic water streams to clean spinach leaves sourced from a field crop, then compared results with leaves rinsed in plain water at the same velocity.
Salad and leafy green vegetables may be contaminated with bacteria during growing, harvesting, preparation and retail, leading to foodborne outbreaks that may be fatal. There is no cooking process to reduce the microbial load in fresh salads and other fresh produce dishes so washing by the...
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