Skip to main content

Effectiveness of Chemical Sanitizers against Campylobacter jejuni-Containing Biofilms

Buy Article:

$37.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Survival of Campylobacter jejuni in mixed-culture biofilms was determined after treatment with chemical sanitizers including chlorine, quaternary ammonia, peracetic acid (PAA), and a PAA/peroctanoic acid mixture (PAA/POA). Biofilm-producing bacteria (gram-positive rods, Y1 and W1) were isolated from chicken house nipple drinkers. A meat plant isolate (Pseudomonas sp.) was also included as a biofilm producer. Two-day-old biofilms grown on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic coupons in R2A broth at 12°C were incubated with 106CFU/ml C. jejuni for 6 h to allow attachment. The coupons were then rinsed and incubated in fresh media for an additional 24 h. C. jejuni-containing biofilms were detached by vortexing with glass beads in modified brucella broth, which was then enumerated for C. jejuni on selective/differential media. The presence of biofilm enhanced (P < 0.01) the attachment and survival of C. jejuni. After the 24-h incubation, only 20 CFU/cm2 of C. jejuni were recovered from the control without biofilms compared to 2,500 to 5,000 CFU/cm2 in samples with preexisting biofilms. The presence of biofilm microflora decreased (P < 0.01) the effectiveness of sanitizers against C. jejuni. Chlorine was the most effective sanitizer since it completely inactivated C. jejuni in the biofilms after treatment at 50 ppm for 45 s. C. jejuni in biofilms was susceptible to all sanitizers tested but was not completely inactivated by treatment with quaternary ammonia, PAA, or PAA/POA mixture at 50 and 200 ppm for 45 s.

Keywords:

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Center for Food Safety, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2106, USA

Publication date: July 1, 2002

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/2002/00000065/00000007/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