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Farm-to-consumer hazard transmission model

Develop a farm-to-consumer hazard transmission model to facilitate a systems approach to identifying environment appropriate, socially acceptable and cost-effective interventions.

We will characterize contamination of romaine lettuce with Escherichia coli O157:H7 and contamination of cantaloupes with Listeria monocytogenes along the farm-to-table continuum and evaluate different interventions implemented to reduce the consumer exposure to these foodborne pathogens. The goal is to identify interventions that not only improve safety of these foods but are also environment appropriate, socially acceptable and cost-effective.