W F Fett

Summary

Affiliation: Eastern Regional Research Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on laboratory-inoculated alfalfa seed with commercial citrus-related products
    William F Fett
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 66:1158-65. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Scanning electron microscopy of native biofilms on mung bean sprouts
    William F Fett
    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Can J Microbiol 49:45-50. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. on laboratory-inoculated mung bean seed by chlorine treatmentt
    William F Fett
    Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 65:848-52. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of Salmonella enterica by plant-associated pseudomonads in vitro and on sprouting alfalfa seed
    William F Fett
    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 69:719-28. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Reduction of the native microflora on alfalfa sprouts during propagation by addition of antimicrobial compounds to the irrigation water
    William F Fett
    Plant Science and Technology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 72:13-8. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Production of cutinolytic esterase by filamentous bacteria
    W F Fett
    Plant Science and Technology, Eastern Regional Research Center, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Lett Appl Microbiol 31:25-9. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Naturally occurring biofilms on alfalfa and other types of sprouts
    W F Fett
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 63:625-32. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Analysis of native microflora and selection of strains antagonistic to human pathogens on fresh produce
    C H Liao
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 64:1110-5. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of two gene loci required for production of the key pathogenicity factor pectate lyase in Pseudomonas viridiflava
    C H Liao
    Plant Science and Technology Research Unit, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Philadelphia, PA 19118
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 7:391-400. 1994
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of gene loci controlling pectate lyase production and soft-rot pathogenicity in Pseudomonas marginalis
    C H Liao
    Eastern Regional Research Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Can J Microbiol 43:425-31. 1997

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on laboratory-inoculated alfalfa seed with commercial citrus-related products
    William F Fett
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 66:1158-65. 2003
    ..When used at 20,000 ppm, the effective citrus-related products may be viable alternatives to chlorine for the sanitization of sprouting seed pending regulatory approval...
  2. ncbi request reprint Scanning electron microscopy of native biofilms on mung bean sprouts
    William F Fett
    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Can J Microbiol 49:45-50. 2003
    ..Native biofilms on sprout surfaces undoubtedly play an important role in the ecology of plant epiphytic microbes and may also afford protected sites for plant and human bacterial pathogens...
  3. ncbi request reprint Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. on laboratory-inoculated mung bean seed by chlorine treatmentt
    William F Fett
    Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 65:848-52. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of Salmonella enterica by plant-associated pseudomonads in vitro and on sprouting alfalfa seed
    William F Fett
    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 69:719-28. 2006
    ..Time course studies indicated that S. enterica outgrowth was controlled on days 1 through 6 of sprouting. Competitive exclusion as a potential food safety intervention for seed sprouts merits further study...
  5. ncbi request reprint Reduction of the native microflora on alfalfa sprouts during propagation by addition of antimicrobial compounds to the irrigation water
    William F Fett
    Plant Science and Technology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 72:13-8. 2002
    ..When added to the irrigation water at vanous concentrations, none of the antimicrobial compounds reduced the levels of any class of native microflora by more than 1 log10 without evidence of phytotoxicity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Production of cutinolytic esterase by filamentous bacteria
    W F Fett
    Plant Science and Technology, Eastern Regional Research Center, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Lett Appl Microbiol 31:25-9. 2000
    ..0. This study indicates that thermophylic filamentous bacteria may be excellent commercial sources of heat-stable cutin-degrading enzymes that can be produced by fermentation of low cost feedstocks...
  7. ncbi request reprint Naturally occurring biofilms on alfalfa and other types of sprouts
    W F Fett
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 63:625-32. 2000
    ..Naturally occurring biofilms on sprouts may afford protected colonization sites for human pathogens such as Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7, making their eradication with antimicrobial compounds difficult...
  8. ncbi request reprint Analysis of native microflora and selection of strains antagonistic to human pathogens on fresh produce
    C H Liao
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 64:1110-5. 2001
    ..monocytogenes on the disks was reduced by 1 and 2 logs, respectively, over a period of 3 days. Application of strains A3 and D1 as potential biopreservatives for enhancing the quality and safety of fresh produce is discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of two gene loci required for production of the key pathogenicity factor pectate lyase in Pseudomonas viridiflava
    C H Liao
    Plant Science and Technology Research Unit, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Philadelphia, PA 19118
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 7:391-400. 1994
    ..Mutants of P. viridiflava strain SF312A deficient in production of Pel, Prt, and the exopolysaccharide alginate also were identified.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of gene loci controlling pectate lyase production and soft-rot pathogenicity in Pseudomonas marginalis
    C H Liao
    Eastern Regional Research Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Can J Microbiol 43:425-31. 1997
    ..marginalis produces a single alkaline Pel for maceration of plant tissue and demonstrate that production of Pel, Prt, levan, and pyoverdin by this bacterium is mediated by the two-component lemA/gacA gene system...
  11. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation of acid-injured Salmonella in enrichment broth, in apple juice and on the surfaces of fresh-cut cucumber and apple
    C H Liao
    Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Lett Appl Microbiol 41:487-92. 2005
    ..To investigate the resuscitation of acid-injured Salmonella enterica in selected enrichment broths, in apple juice and on cut surfaces of apple and cucumber slices...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of cell surface charge and hydrophobicity on attachment of 16 Salmonella serovars to cantaloupe rind and decontamination with sanitizers
    Dike O Ukuku
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 69:1835-43. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint ATP bioluminescence assay for estimation of microbial populations of fresh-cut melon
    Dike O Ukuku
    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 68:2427-32. 2005
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of nisin in combination with EDTA, sodium lactate, and potassium sorbate for reducing Salmonella on whole and fresh-cut cantaloupet
    Dike O Ukuku
    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 67:2143-50. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Method of applying sanitizers and sample preparation affects recovery of native microflora and Salmonella on whole cantaloupe surfaces
    Dike O Ukuku
    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 67:999-1004. 2004
    ..8 log unit) by blending compared to homogenization in a stomacher. In most instances, selective media used did not differ significantly (P > 0.05) for recovery of Salmonella after washing treatments...
  16. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Salmonella from alfalfa seed and demonstration of impaired growth of heat-injured cells in seed homogenates
    Ching Hsing Liao
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 82:245-53. 2003
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  17. ncbi request reprint Composition and physiological profiling of sprout-associated microbial communities
    Anabelle Matos
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 65:1903-8. 2002
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  18. ncbi request reprint Relationship of cell surface charge and hydrophobicity to strength of attachment of bacteria to cantaloupe rind
    Dike O Ukuku
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 65:1093-9. 2002
    ..There was a linear correlation between bacterial cell surface hydrophobicity (r2 = 0.767), negative charge (r2 = 0.738), and positive charge (r2 = 0.724) and the strength of bacterial attachment to cantaloupe surfaces...
  19. ncbi request reprint Detection and elimination of Salmonella mbandaka from naturally contaminated alfalfa seed by treatment with heat or calcium hypochlorite
    Trevor V Suslow
    Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Food Prot 65:452-8. 2002
    ..On the basis of these results, aqueous heat treatments alone do not appear to be a viable alternative to hyperchlorination as an effective method to eliminate Salmonella from alfalfa seed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on inoculated alfalfa seeds with ozonated water and heat treatment
    Ratna R Sharma
    Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 16802, USA
    J Food Prot 65:447-51. 2002
    ..8 log10 CFU/g), although survivors were detected by enrichment. Ozone did not have a detrimental effect on seed germination percentage...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of negative air ions on Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 inoculated onto mung bean seed and apple fruit
    Xuetong Fan
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038, USA
    J Food Prot 70:204-8. 2007
    ..coli was found. These results suggest that negative air ions have a very limited effect on the population of E. coli on mung bean seed and apples...