In the news: Ultraviolet light could help citrus packers with food safety

In an article for The Ledger, writer Kevin Bouffard highlights the food safety research of University of Florida scientist Kevin Folta. The article states that “Folta’s research shows ultraviolet light can effectively kill harmful microorganisms on the peel during processing in the packinghouse.” Though the cost of installing a UV treatment system in a packing house is high now, prices on the bulbs are expected to decrease in the future.