Task Baseline Microbial Assessment of Fresh Produce (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: Produce Microbiology
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

Specific Aim 1. Review the literature to gather available baseline microbial levels from crops grown in greenhouses or other controlled environments, as well as current commercial produce standards.

Specific Aim 2. Assess store-bought produce to recommend baseline microbial levels for fresh produce.

Specific Aim 3. Grow crops in controlled environments under ISS-relevant conditions and assess baseline microbial levels.

Specific Aim 4. Compile data from Specific Aims 1-3 and complete a risk assessment for the development of microbial safety recommendations for specific types of produce.