PURGING OF CO2 FROM CUCUMBER BRINES TO REDUCE BLOATER DAMAGE

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  • H. P. FLEMING,

    1. USDA Food Fermentation Lab., ARS, Southern Region and North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Dept. of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607
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  • J. L. ETCHELLS,

    1. USDA Food Fermentation Lab., ARS, Southern Region and North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Dept. of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607
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  • R. L. THOMPSON,

    1. USDA Food Fermentation Lab., ARS, Southern Region and North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Dept. of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607
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  • T. A. BELL

    1. USDA Food Fermentation Lab., ARS, Southern Region and North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Dept. of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607
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  • Paper no. 4618 of the Journal Series of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh.

  • We thank Pickle Packers International, Inc., and particularly W.R. Moore Jr., for continued encouragement and support of this work. We also thank D.H. Wallace, Atkins Pickle Company, Inc. (Atkins, Ark.) and M.W. Lingle, formerly of Atkins Pickle Company, and now with Chr. Hansen's Lab., Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisc.); J.N. Walker and L.H. Hontz, Mount Olive Pickle Co. (Mount Olive, N.C.); Michael Bershad, S.D. Rubin and Buck Fleming, Perfect Packed Products Co., Inc. (Henderson, N.C.) for materials and assistance. In addition, we thank R.L. Sellars and R.S. Porubcan, Chr. Hansen's Lab., Inc. (Milwaukee. Wisc.), for frozen cultures and for assistance with commercial-scale experiments.

  • Further. we are indebted to the following individuals from North Carolina State University, Raleigh: F.J. Hassler, E.G. Humphries and R.G. Holmes, Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, for helpful discussions on sparger designs; R.J. Monroe, Dept. of Statistics. for advice on statistical analyses; and R.E. Kelling of our laboratory for assistance with some of the analyses.

  • Mention of a trademark or proprietary product does not constitute a guarantee or warranty of the product by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture or North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, nor does it imply approval to the exclusion of other products that may be suitable.

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