Seed Sanitation - Pressure Sprout Safety Research

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that sprout growers adhere to industry best practices for safety, we have amassed helpful seed sanitation research relating to the use of pressure in treating sprouts.

"Application of high-hydrostatic pressure to inactivate Escherichia coli O157:H7 on alfalfa sprout seeds"Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Jun 29, 2008, Hudaa S. Neetoo, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Mu Ye, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Haiqiang Chen, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

"Conditions for elimination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on alfalfa seeds through a combination of high hydrostatic pressure and mild heat" Applied and environmental microbiology. 01/03/200903/2009; Hudaa Neetoo, Thompson Pizzolato, Haiqiang Chen.

"Decontamination of Seeds for Seed Sprout Production by High Hydrostatic Pressure", Journal of Food Protection: Vol. 66, No. 6, pp. 918-923. Elke Y. Wuytack, Ann. J. Diels, Katlijne Meersseman, and Chris S W. Michielsa

"Evaluation of traditional and new antimicrobial treatments on quality of minimally processed soybean sprouts during refrigerated storage" 2005 IFT Annual Meeting, July 15-20 - New Orleans, Louisiana, Session 36E, Fruit & Vegetable Products: General, B. De Ancos1, M. Munoz2, J. A. Martínez1, G. Sana1, C. Sánchez-Moreno1, and M. P. CANO1

"Inactivation of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on artificially contaminated alfalfa seeds using high hydrostatic pressure." Food Microbiol. 2010 May;27(3):332-8. Epub 2009 Nov 13.Neetoo H, Chen H. Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2150, USA.

"Inactivation of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 on Inoculated Alfalfa Seeds with Ozonated Water Under Pressure", Journal of Food Safety, Vol. 22 No.2, July 2002, Ratna R. Sharma, Ali Demirci, Larry R. Beuchat, William F. Fett

"Efficacy of high hydrostatic pressure treatment in reducing Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes in alfalfa seeds"  Ariefdjohan, M.W., Nelson, P.E., Singh, R.K., Bhunia, A.K., Balasubramaniam, V.M., and Singh, N.  2004.  Journal of Food Science 69(5): M117-M120.

"Potential application of high hydrostatic pressure to eliminate Escherichia coli O157:H7 on alfalfa sprouted seeds." International Journal of Food Microbiology, Volume 128, Issue 2, 10 December 2008, Pages 348-353, Hudaa Neetoo, Mu Ye, Haiqiang Chen ,Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2150, USA.

"Pre-soaking of seeds enhances pressure inactivation of E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. on crimson clover, red clover, radish and broccoli seeds." Int J Food Microbiol. 2009 Dec 3. Neetoo H, Chen H. Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2150, USA.