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Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in cold smoked salmon by addition of sakacin P and/or live Lactobacillus sakei cultures

Sammendrag

Listeria monocytogenes is the causative agent of food-related listeriosis. It has the ability to grow in vacuum-packaged food at chiller temperatures and is relatively tolerant to salt and low pH thus it is difficult to control its growth in food.

Listeria monocytogenes was added to vacuum-packed cold smoked salmon together with known concentrations of the bacteriocin sakacin P or nisin and/or one of two isogenic strains of the lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus sakei. The vacuum-packaged salmon samples were incubated at 10 degreesC for 4 weeks. Of the isogenic L. sakei strains, one produced sakacin P and the other did not. Both sakacin P and nisin had an initial inhibiting effect on growth of L. monocytogenes. Addition of the sakacin P-producing or the non-producing L. sakei had a bacteriostatic effect on L. monocytogenes during the complete storage period. When the sakacin P-producing L. sakei culture was added to vacuum-packed cold smoked salmon together with sakacin P a bacteriocidal effect on L. monocytogenes was observed. (C) 2001 Academic Press.

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Språk

Engelsk

Forfatter(e)

  • Tone Katla
  • Trond Møretrø
  • Inga Marie Aasen
  • Askild Lorentz Holck
  • Lars Axelsson
  • Kristine Naterstad

Institusjon(er)

  • NOFIMA
  • SINTEF Industri / Bioteknologi og nanomedisin

År

2001

Publisert i

Food Microbiology

ISSN

0740-0020

Forlag

Elsevier

Årgang

18

Hefte nr.

4

Side(r)

431 - 439

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