Source: Texas A&M University

A team of food safety researchers led by Texas A&M University's Elsa Murano, Ph.D., has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to find ways to protect fruits and vegetables.

The grant, "Role of surface-related factors on contamination and survival of pathogens in fresh produce grown in Texas and Mexico," will allow researchers to study the reasons why E. coli and salmonella resist removal from the surface of fresh produce. They also will develop training for the produce industry and food inspectors.

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