Food Safety Lab
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Parraga E. K., M. Janes, K. Fontenot, R. C. Williams, V. S. Chhetri, T. C. Vieira, J. Beaulieu, and A. Adhikari. Effectiveness of Ultraviolet (UV-C) light treatment on reducing microbial levels from surface water used for irrigation of cantaloupes. Submitted to Journal of Food Protection

  2. Adhikari, A., K. M. Killinger, C. Cogger, A. Bary, C. James, and G. Unlu. 2016. Thermal and starvation stress response of E. coli O157:H7 isolated from agricultural environments. Journal of Food Protection.79:1673-1679

  3. Adhikari, A., Syamaladevi, R. M., Killinger, K., and Sablani, S. S. 2015. Ultraviolet –C light inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocygotenes on organic fruit surfaces. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 210:136-142.

  4. Syamaladevi, R. M., A. Adhikari, S. Lupien, F. Dugan, K. Bhunia, A. Dhingra and S. Sablani. 2015. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Penicillium Expansum on fruit surfaces. Food Control. 50:297-303

  5. Syamaladevi, R. M., X. Lu, S. S. Sablani, S. K. Insan, A. Adhikari, K. Killinger, B. Rasco, A. Dhingra, A. Bandyopadhyay, and U. Annapure. 2014. Inactivation of Escherichia coli population on fruit surfaces using ultraviolet-C light: influences of fruit surface characteristics. Food and Bioprocess Technology. DOI. 10.1007/s11947-012-0989-0

  6. Kharel, K., Karki, N., and Adhikari, A. Optimization of time and temperature of hot water treatment as a kill step to inactivate Salmonella spp and E. Coli O157:H7 in pecan processing. International Association of Food Protection Conference, 2017 Abstracts

  7. Chhetri, V. S., and Adhikari, A. Effect of residual chlorine on the attachment and survival of E. coli O157:H7 on spinach surface. International Association of Food Protection Conference, 2017 Abstracts.

  8. Nguyen, T., V. S. Chhetri, K. Kharel, and Adhikari, A. Shelf life estimation and growth of Listeria monocytogenes on thawed catfish stored at refrigerated temperature International Association of Food Protection Conference, 2017 Abstracts.

  9. Karki, N., K. Kharel, J. L. Cabezas, A. D. Arias, and Adhikari, A. Effectiveness of hot water and peroxyacetic acid treatment on inactivation of inoculated Salmonella spp. on alfalfa, clover and radish seeds intended for sprout production. International Association of Food Protection Conference, 2017 Abstracts.

  10. Chhetri, V. S., K. Fontenot, R. Strahan, R., K. Kharel, N. Karki, and Adhikari, A. Effect of Environmental Stress on Microbial Attachment and Die-Off Rate on Watermelon Surface in an Agricultural Setting. International Association of Food Protection Conference, 2017 Abstracts.

  11. Chhetri, V. S., K. Fontenot, R. Strahan, R. C Williams, K. J Parraga Estrada and A. Adhikari. Effect of weed levels on microbial die-off rate on watermelon surface in an agricultural setting. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting 2016 Abstracts

  12. Liao, Y-T., K. Killinger, A. Adhikari, C. Cogger, and A. Bary. 2015. P3-157: Assessment of irrigation practices and water treatment for risk reduction in organic farming. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting 2015 Abstracts.

  13. Adhikari, A., S. Sablani, K. Killinger, R. M. Syamaladevi, and P. Gray. 2014. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on organic fruits surfaces. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting 2014 Abstracts.

  14. Killinger, K.M., A. Adhikari, C. Cogger and A. Bary. 2014. Examination of overhead and drip irrigation and chlorine dioxide treatment of irrigation water within an organic farming system. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting 2014 Abstracts.

  15. Killinger, K. M., A. Adhikari, P. Alcala, M. Mayer and K. Thayer. 2014. Laboratory examination of lactic acid and peroxyacetic acid as antimicrobial applications for whole fresh apples. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting 2014 Abstracts.

  16. Adhikari, A., K. M. Killinger, C. Cogger, A. Bary C. James, G. Unlu and M. A. Davis. 2013. Prevalence and genetic relatedness of Escherichia coli O157 and Salmonella spp. isolated from an organic farming environment. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting Abstracts. Available at: https://iafp.confex.com/iafp/2013/webprogram/Paper4865.html

  17. Zong, B., D. Rider, A. Adhikari, and K. Killinger. 2013. Regional evaluation of bacterial indicator organisms to access safety of tree fruit overhead cooling water. Undergraduate research poster symposium, Washington State University. Abstracts, 5.8. Available at: http://universitycollege.wsu.edu/units/undergraduateresearch/

  18. Syamaladevi, R. M., A. Adhikari, S. Lupien, F. Dugan, K. Killinger, B. Rasco and S. Sablani. 2013. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Penicillium Expansum and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on organic fruit surfaces. International Food Technologist association Annual Meeting Abstracts.

  19. Adhikari, A., R. M. Syamaladevi, S. Lupien, F. Dugan, K. Killinger, and S. Sablani. 2012. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Penicillium Expansum and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on organic fruit surfaces. Poster presented on Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources meeting.

  20. Killinger, K.M., C. Cogger, A. Bary, A. Adhikari, K. Warren, S. Beckman, E. Brouillard. 2012. Pathogen Prevalence and Indicator Organism Levels in Three Open Surface Water Systems in Washington. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting Abstracts, P3-56. Providence, RI. July 2012.

  21. https://iafp.confex.com/iafp/2012/webprogram/Paper2994.html

  22. Piedad, A., K. M. Killinger, A. Adhikari, M. Mayer. 2012. Effectiveness of lactic acid and peroxyacetic acid treatments on reducing generic and pathogenic E. coli on fresh apples. Undergraduate research poster symposium, Washington State University. Abstracts, G5-27. Available at: http://universitycollege.wsu.edu/units/undergraduateresearch/photos-docs-pdfs/Complete%20Abstact%20Booklet.pdf

  23. Syamaladevi, R. M., S. S. Sablani, S. Kumar, A. Adhikari, K. Killinger, A. Dhingra. 2012. Understanding the efficacy of ultraviolet-C light inactivation of generic Escherichia coli on fruit surface. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 21012.

  24. Syamaladevi, R. M., S. S. Sablani, S. Kumar, A. Adhikari, K. Killinger. 2011. UV-C light inactivation kinetics of generic Escherichia coli on fruit surfaces. Conference of Food Engineering. Leesburg, VA, April 2-4, 2012.

  25. Adhikari, A., A. Bary, C. Cogger, and K. M. Killinger. 2011. Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli O157 presence and indicator organism levels in an open surface water stream used for irrigation in Western Washington. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting Abstracts, page 73; Poster Abstracts P2-70 Milwaukee, WI, August 2011. Available at: http://www.foodprotection.org/files/annual_meeting/poster-abstracts-2011.pdf

  26. Adhikari, A., A. Bary, C. Cogger, and K. M. Killinger. 2010. Pathogen Presence and Indicator Organism Levels during Turned Pile Composting of Broiler Litter and Aerated, Static Pile Composting of Mixed Feedstocks. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting Abstracts, page 46; Technical Abstracts T6-01 Anaheim, CA, July 2010. Available at: http://www.foodprotection.org/files/annual_meeting/iafp-2010-abstracts-technicals-2010.pdf

  27. James, C., A. Adhikari, A. Bary, C. Cogger, and K. M. Killinger. 2010. Examination of Pathogen Presence and Indicator Organism Levels in Soil and Lettuce in an Organic Farming System Field Experiment. International Association of Food Protection Annual Meeting Abstracts, page 164; Poster Abstracts P3-30 Anaheim, CA, July 2010. Available at: http://www.foodprotection.org/files/annual_meeting/iafp-2010-abstracts-posters-2010.pdf

  28. Killinger, K.M., A. Adhikari, K. Warren, A. Bary, and C. Cogger. 2009. Pathogen presence and indicator organism levels during turned pile composting of broiler litter. Presented at the International Association for Food Protection, Grapevine, TX. July 12-15. Abstract published in the International Association of Food Protection

  29. Adhikari, A., J. Lama, and T. B. Karki. 2008. Risk analysis- an unavoidable scientific process for assuring safety in food chain. Journal of Food science and Technology Nepal. 2: 48-53.

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