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A study was conducted to evaluate a new organic produce wash composed of a new combination of organic acids and hydrogen peroxide. The wash, composed of lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide and one or more fruit acids, was challenged against Salmonella enterica, E. coli O157:H7, or Listeria monocytogenes in suspension or on the surface of dip-inoculated cherry tomatoes. The new solution killed more than 99.99999 percent of Salmonella, and E. coli O157:H7 in solution and killed approximately 99.999 percent of L. monocytogenes in solution. The new solution killed more than 99.9 percent of all three pathogens on tomatoes.
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This page is a summary of: Efficacy of a Mixed Peroxyorganic Acid Antimicrobial Wash Solution against Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157:H7 or Listeria monocytogenes on Cherry Tomatoes, Journal of Food Protection, January 2022, International Association for Food Protection, DOI: 10.4315/jfp-21-368.
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