Research -Steaming cantaloupes effectively kills pathogens

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Steam can rid the outside of cantaloupes of E. coli, salmonella and listeria more effectively than existing washes and chlorine treatments, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Dike Ukuku and other researchers at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Unit in Pennsylvania tested a relatively inexpensive steam cleaner designed to remove wallpaper and clean outdoor grills on ridding cantaloupes of pathogens. Not only does it work, according to the study, but it appears to be more effective than existing washes and chlorine treatments, according to a news release.

 

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