Recent Referred Journal and Peer-Reviewed Extension Publications

D’lima, C. and T.V. Suslow. 2009. Comparative Evaluation of Practical Functionality of Rapid Test Formats Kits for Detection of E. coli O157:H7 on Lettuce and Leafy Greens. J.Food Protec. 73:2461-2470

Suslow, T. 2010. Analysis of the Standards for Irrigation and Foliar Contact Water. Peer-Reviewed Issue Brief available at

Suslow, T.,Mitcham, E. and M. Cantwell. 2011, Postharvest Handling and Safety of Perishable Crops. in UC-ANR Small Farm Handbook 2nd Edition. Chapter 10: 125-144

Suslow, T. 2011. Postharvest Handling of Organic Vegetable Crops. Chpt. 7 in UC-ANR 3509. Organic Vegetable Production Manual. July 2011. Pgs. 67-77

Tomás-Callejas, A. , López-Gálvez, F., Sbodio, A., Artés, F., Artés-Hernández, F. and T. Suslow. 2011. Chlorine dioxide and chlorine effectiveness to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella cross-contamination on fresh-cut red chard. Food Control. 23: 325- 332

Tomas-Callejas, A., G.Lopez-Velasco, A. Camacho, F. Artés, F. Artés-Hernández, T. Suslow. 2011. Survival and distribution of Escherichia coli on diverse fresh-cut baby leafy greens under preharvest through postharvest conditions. Int. J. Food Micobiol. 151: 216-222

López-Velasco, G., Tomas-Callejas, A., A. Sbodio, F. Artés-Hernández, and T.V. Suslow. 2012.
Chlorine dioxide dose, water quality and temperature affect the oxidative status of tomato processing water and its ability to inactivate Salmonella. J. Food Control. 26: 28-35

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, E., A. Gundersen, A.O. Sbodio, T.V. Suslow. 2012. Variable agronomic
practices, cultivar, strain source and initial contamination dose differentially affect survival of
Escherichia coli on spinach. JAM. 112: 109-118

Tomás-Callejas, A., G. López-Velasco, A. M. Valadez, A. Sbodio, F. Artés-Hernández, M. Danyluk, and T. V. Suslow. 2012. Evaluation of Current Operating Standards for Chlorine Dioxide in Disinfection of Dump Tank and Flume for Fresh Tomatoes. JFP. In press doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-11-347

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, E., Lieth, H., Jernstedt, J., and Suslow, T. 2012. Prediction of Spinach Quality Based on Pre- and Postharvest Conditions. Acta Hort.934: 1141-1148

Rastogi, G., Adrian Sbodio, Jan J Tech, Trevor V Suslow, Gitta L Coaker and Johan HJ Leveau. 2012. ISME Journal. 32:1-11; doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.32

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez E, Lieth HJ, Jernstedt JA, Labavitch JM, Suslow TV, Cantwell M. 2012. Texture, composition and anatomy of spinach leaves in relation to nitrogen fertilization IJ Sci Food Agric.. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.5780. [Epub ahead of print]

Gil, M. Selma, M., Suslow, T. , Jacxsens, L. , Uyttendaele,M., and Allende, A. .2012. Pre- and Post-harvest Preventive Measures and Intervention Strategies to Control Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Leafy Vegetables. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Accepted in press

Lopez-Velasco, G. , A. Sbodio, A. Tomas-Callejas, P.Wei, K. Tan, and T. V. Suslow. 2012. Assessment of root uptake and systemic vine-transport of Salmonella enterica sv. Typhimurium by melon (Cucumis melo) during field production. IJFM in press Aug 1;158(1):65-72. Epub 2012 Jul 13

McEgan, Rachel, C. Rodrigues, A. Sbodio, T. Suslow, L. Goodridge, and M. Danyluk. 2012. Detection of Salmonella spp. from large volumes of water by Modified Moore Swabs and Tangential Flow Filtration. Letters in Applied Microbiology - LAM-2012-1439.R2 in press

Harris, L.J., J. Bender, E. A. Bihn, T. Blessington, M.D. Danyluk, P. Delaquis, L. Goodridge, A. M. Ibekwe, S. Ilic, K. Kniel, J.T. LeJeune, D.W. Schaffner, D. Stoeckel, and T.V. Suslow. 2012. A framework for developing research protocols for evaluation of microbial hazards and controls during production that pertain to the quality of agricultural water contacting fresh produce that may be consumed raw. J. Food Prot. In Press.

Suslow, T. 2013. Grower Guideline to Irrigation Water Sampling, Interpretation, and Corrective Actions. Accepted 8000-series. UC ANR Press