DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.09.002
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Larry R. Beuchat

Abstract: Documented outbreaks of foodborne diseases associated with consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables have occurred with increased frequency on an international level in recent years. These outbreaks have been attributed not only to bacterial pathogens, but also to viruses and parasites. Among the types of produce implicated in more than one outbreak in the United States are lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, seed sprouts, green onions, cantaloupes, berries, and mangoes. Changes in agronomic, processing, and distributi…

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