It is possible to make polymer film that kills salmonella and E. coli by creating chlorine dioxide gas inside fresh produce packaging, researchers reported recently in the Journal of Food Science. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service joined researchers from Rutgers University’s Department of Food Science for the study. The ARS staffers involved were Tony Jin, Xuetong Fan and Linshu Liu. Researchers from Rutgers were Soumi Ray and Kit L. Yam.
/ / / Study shows produce packaging can kill pathogens