NOP Handbook: See section A. 10 - The Use of Chlorine Materials in Organic Production and Handling
See the related eOrganic article - Approved Chemicals for Use in Organic Postharvest Systems
Presenter: Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
In this webinar, presented on December 6, 2011, Dr. Diez discusses some of the major concerns related to contamination of organic foods with pathogenic bacteria such as those stemming from the use of manure as fertilizers and the lack of effective organic sanitizers for disinfection of processing equipment. He will discuss some of the current epidemiological and scientific evidence related to those concerns. He will also offer an update on his research using bacteriophages as potential organic sanitizers
Francisco Diez is a Food Microbiologist and Professor at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the University of Minnesota where he conducts research on control of foodborne pathogens and teaches courses on Food Safety and Microbiology. He has been investigating the safety of organic foods for more than 10 years.
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