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Emerging Technologies for Aerial Decontamination of Food Storage Environments to Eliminate Microbial Cross-Contamination

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Food Chemistry and Technology Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, D15 KN3K Dublin, Ireland
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Food Safety Department, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, D15 KN3K Dublin, Ireland
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Foods 2020, 9(12), 1779; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121779
Received: 4 November 2020 / Revised: 26 November 2020 / Accepted: 27 November 2020 / Published: 30 November 2020
Air is recognized as an important source of microbial contamination in food production facilities and has the potential to contaminate the food product causing food safety and spoilage issues for the food industry. Potential for aerial microbial contamination of food can be a particular issue during storage in cold rooms when the food is not packaged and is exposed to contaminated air over a prolonged period. Thus, there are potential benefits for the food industry for an aerial decontamination in cold storage facilities. In this paper, aerial decontamination approaches are reviewed and challenges encountered for their applications are discussed. It is considered that current systems may not be completely effective and environmentally friendly, therefore, it is of great significance to consider the development of nonresidual and verified decontamination technologies for the food industry and, in particular, for the cold storage rooms. View Full-Text
Keywords: aerial microbial contamination; cold storage room; decontamination technologies; food industry aerial microbial contamination; cold storage room; decontamination technologies; food industry
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Oliveira, M.; Tiwari, B.K.; Duffy, G. Emerging Technologies for Aerial Decontamination of Food Storage Environments to Eliminate Microbial Cross-Contamination. Foods 2020, 9, 1779. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121779

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Oliveira M, Tiwari BK, Duffy G. Emerging Technologies for Aerial Decontamination of Food Storage Environments to Eliminate Microbial Cross-Contamination. Foods. 2020; 9(12):1779. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121779

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Oliveira, Márcia; Tiwari, Brijesh K.; Duffy, Geraldine. 2020. "Emerging Technologies for Aerial Decontamination of Food Storage Environments to Eliminate Microbial Cross-Contamination" Foods 9, no. 12: 1779. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9121779

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