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dc.contributor.authorLafarga, Tomás
dc.contributor.authorBobo, Gloria
dc.contributor.authorAbadias i Sero, Mª Isabel
dc.contributor.authorAguiló-Aguayo, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorBobo, Gloria
dc.contributor.authorViñas Almenar, Inmaculada
dc.description.abstractStrawberries are one of the most important fruits in the Mediterranean diet and have been widely investigatedfor their nutritional and nutraceutical properties. Concern about the safety of fresh and processed strawberrieshas increased in recent years due to the emergence of several outbreaks of foodborne pathogens linked to theirconsumption. The use of chlorine as a disinfectant has been identified as a concern due to public health issuesand limited efficacy at removing contamination, and preventing cross-contamination. This has led to the de-velopment of novel alternatives to chlorine disinfection and thermal treatments, which include, among others,the use of organic acids, high pressure processing, intense pulsed light, or pulsed electricfields. These tech-nologies do not generally affect the nutritional and organoleptic properties of the product and some of these havebeen reported to stimulate the production of valuable compounds in strawberries and to improve their overallquality.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work forms part of the FRESAFE Research Project (Mitigation Strategies to Reduce the Microbial Risks and Improve the Quality and Safety of Frozen and Ready-to-Eat Strawberries), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (AGL2016-78086-R). This work was also supported by the CERCA Programme of Generalitat de Catalunya. T. Lafarga is in receipt of Juan de la Cierva contract awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness (FJCI-2016-29541). I. Aguiló-Aguayo thanks the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and the European Social Fund for the Postdoctoral Senior Grant Ramon y Cajal (RYC-2016-19949).
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dc.relation.ispartofInnovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 2019, vol. 52, p. 197-212
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) Elsevier, 2019
dc.subjectThermal processing
dc.subjectMicrobial decontamination
dc.subjectChemical decontamination
dc.subjectProcessed fruits
dc.titleStrategies to reduce microbial risk and improve quality of fresh and processed strawberries: A review

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