The Center for Produce Safety is funding a research team at Drexel University that is working to develop a specific treatment to kill dangerous pathogens on fresh produce.

This new treatment is a cold plasma wash water treatment, as cold plasma is proven to be effective at inactivating pathogens in water in a rapid manner.

The ultimate goal of the project is to design a plasma-based wash water management system for minimally processed fresh produce to eliminate cross-contamination.

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