A Novel Intervention Technology To Kill Deadly Bacteria On Cantaloupe Rinds Using Blue Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
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Hyun-Gyun Yuk is a professor at the Korea National University of Transportation. His research is in food microbiology and safety laboratory focuses on improving microbiological safety of foods including bacterial stress adaptive response, intervention and preservation technologies, and molecular based rapid detection methods.

                       

A Novel Intervention Technology To Kill Deadly Bacteria On Cantaloupe Rinds Using Blue Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

A study conducted by food microbiologists from National University of Singapore and Korea National University of Transportation shows that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), particularly of wavelengths 405 and 460 nm, have an antibacterial effect against deadly bacteria on fresh fruits. The study tested the hypothesis against Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. that are two prevalent pathogens linked to foodborne illness outbreaks in cantaloupes. The aim of this technology was to fulfill the need for an additional hurdle to refrigeration for the preservation...

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