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Pasteurization Of Apple Cider With Uv Irradiation, Nazife Canitez May 2002

Pasteurization Of Apple Cider With Uv Irradiation, Nazife Canitez

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In a period of increasing concern about food safety, food poisoning outbreaks where unpasterurized apple cider or apple juice was found contaminated with Escherichia coli 0157:H7 reinforces the need for using the best technologies in apple cider production. Most apple cider is sold as an unpasteurized raw product. Because of their acidity, it was believed that juice products do not usually contain microorganisms such as E. coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, and Crytosporidium. Yet all of these foodborne pathogens are capable of being transmitted in unpasteurized juices. It is known that these pathogens can survive for several weeks in a ...


Validation Of A Sun-Exposure Questionnaire For Adolescent Girls, Jennifer L. Cobb Dec 2001

Validation Of A Sun-Exposure Questionnaire For Adolescent Girls, Jennifer L. Cobb

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Sunlight is a major contributor to an individual's vitamin D status. Determinants of sun exposure have been used in conjunction with dietary data to study the effect of sunlight on bone health of elderly populations. Sun-exposure questionnaires to assess vitamin D status have not been utilized or tested in populations of children in the United States. This is the first questionnaire, used in accordance with vitamin D research, to be tested against an objective measure of sun exposure and to account for diurnal variation in ultraviolet B (UVB) ray strength. The objective of this study was to develop and ...