publication . Article . 2010

Survival of Listeria monocytogenes on a conveyor belt material with or without antimicrobial additives.

Rijkelt R. Beumer; Wilma C. Hazeleger; N. Chaitiemwong;
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  • Published: 15 Aug 2010 Journal: International Journal of Food Microbiology, volume 142, pages 260-263 (issn: 0168-1605, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Netherlands
Survival of Listeria monocytogenes on a conveyor belt material with or without antimicrobial additives, in the absence or presence of food debris from meat, fish and vegetables and at temperatures of 10, 25 and 37 °C was investigated. The pathogen survived best at 10 °C, and better at 25 °C than at 37 °C on both conveyor belt materials. The reduction in the numbers of the pathogen on belt material with antimicrobial additives in the first 6 h at 10 °C was 0.6 log unit, which was significantly higher (P <0.05) than the reduction of 0.2 log unit on belt material without additives. Reductions were significantly less (P <0.05) in the presence of food residue. At 37 ...
Medical Subject Headings: human activitiesequipment and suppliesparasitic diseasestechnology, industry, and agriculture
free text keywords: Food Science, Microbiology, General Medicine, food-processing environments, stainless-steel surfaces, foodborne pathogens, cross-contamination, escherichia-coli, silver ions, stress, products, growth, rubber, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Antimicrobial, Chemistry, Escherichia coli, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Pathogen, Contamination, Antiinfective agent, Conveyor belt, Listeria monocytogenes
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