Skip to main content

Growth and Survival of Listeria monocytogenes in Vacuum-Packaged Ground Beef Inoculated with Lactobacillus alimentarius FloraCarn L-2

Buy Article:

$37.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

A culture of the psycmotrophic strain FloraCarn L-2 of Lactobacillus alimentarius was added to ground beef (pH 5.4) inoculated with two isolates of Listeria monocytogenes able to grow in refrigerated ground beef. The ground beef was vacuum-packaged and stored for 9 weeks at 4°C. Populations of inoculated L. monocytogenes initially were 6.3 to 6.4 log10 CFU/g and increased to 7.4 log10 CFU/g in ground beef with no added lactobacilli. Addition of L. alimentarius L-2 or its antibiotic-resistant mutant SRL-2 reduced the final populations of L. monocytogenes to 4.3 or 4.1 log10 CFU/g, respectively. L. alimentarius L-2 did not produce bacteriocins or hydrogen peroxide in vitro. The antilisterial effect of L. alimentarius observed in laboratory media and ground beef is attributed to lactic acid (ca. 50 mM) produced by growing cultures.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA 2: Department of Food Science, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634, USA

Publication date: May 1, 1998

More about this publication?
  • IAFP Members with personal subscriptions to JFP Online: To access full-text JFP or JMFT articles, you must sign-in in the upper-right corner using your Ingenta sign-in details (your IAFP Member Login does not apply to this website).

    The Journal of Food Protection (JFP) is a refereed monthly publication. Each issue contains scientific research and authoritative review articles reporting on a variety of topics in food science pertaining to food safety and quality. The Journal is internationally recognized as the leading publication in the field of food microbiology with a readership exceeding 11,000 scientists from 70 countries. The Journal of Food Protection is indexed in Index Medicus, Current Contents, BIOSIS, PubMed, Medline, and many others.

    Print and online subscriptions are available to IAFP Members and institutional subscribers. IAFP Members with a subscription to JFP Online will have access to all available JFP and JMFT content. Online visitors who are not IAFP Members or journal subscribers will be charged on a pay-per-view basis. Membership and subscription information is available at www.foodprotection.org.
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Information for Advertisers
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
iafp/jfp/1998/00000061/00000005/art00008
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more