Efficacy of household washing treatments for the control of Listeria monocytogenes on salad vegetables

Makri, Ioanna/ Kontominas, Michael/ Likotrafiti, Eleni/ Rhoades, Jonathan/ Smirniotis, Petros/ Nastou, Aikaterini/ Μακρή, Ιωάννα/ Κοντομηνάς, Μιχαήλ/ Νάστου, Αικατερίνη/ Λυκοτραφίτη, Ελένη/ Σμυρνιώτης, Πέτρος

Institution and School/Department of submitter: ΤΕΙ Θεσσαλονίκης
Keywords: Cucumber;Lettuce;Listeria monocytogenes;Parsley;Acetic acid;Decontamination
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Nastou, A., Rhoades, J., Smirniotis, P. & Makri, I. (Οκτώβριος 2012). Efficacy of household washing treatments for the control of Listeria monocytogenes on salad vegetables. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 159(3):247-253.
Abstract: The efficacy of household decontamination methods at reducing Listeria monocytogenes on fresh lettuce (Lactuca sativa), cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and parsley (Petroselinum sativum) was studied. Inoculated vegetable pieces were immersed in washing solutions and surviving L. monocytogenes enumerated. Parameters investigated were storage temperature prior to washing, dipping water temperature, agitation, acetic acid concentration and immersion time. The results indicated that the storage temperature significantly affects the efficacy of dipping vegetables in water for the control of L. monocytogenes, as the reduction in count was greatest when products had been stored at cooler temperatures.
Description: Δημοσιεύσεις μελών--ΣΤΕΓΤΕΤΡΟΔ--Τμήμα Τεχνολογίας Τροφίμων,2012
Other Identifiers: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2012.09.003
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