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Effect of Packaging and Storage Temperature on the Survival of Listeria monocytogenes Inoculated Postprocessing on Sliced Salami

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The survival of postprocess Listeria monocytogenes contamination on sliced salami, stored under the temperatures associated with retail and domestic storage, was investigated. Sliced salami was inoculated with low and high concentrations of L. monocytogenes before being packaged under vacuum or air. Survival of L. monocytogenes was determined after storage of sausages for 45 or 90 days for low or high sample inocula, respectively, at 5, 15, and 25°C. All survival curves of L. monocytogenes were characterized by an initial rapid inactivation within the first days of storage, followed by a second, slower inactivation phase or “tailing.” Greater reduction of L. monocytogenes was observed at the high storage temperature (25°C), followed by ambient (15°C) and chill (5°C) storage conditions. Moreover, vacuum packaging resulted in a slower destruction of L. monocytogenes than air packaging, and this effect increased as storage temperature decreased. Although L. monocytogenes numbers decreased to undetectable levels by the end of the storage period, the time (in days) needed for this reduction and for the total elimination of the pathogen decreased with high temperature, aerobic storage, and high inoculum. Results of this study clearly indicated that the kinetics of L. monocytogenes were highly dependent on the interaction of factors such as storage temperature, packaging conditions, and initial level of contamination (inoculum). These results may contribute to the exposure assessment of quantitative microbial risk assessment and to the establishment of storage-packaging recommendations of fermented sausages.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Foods 2: Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Foods; Laboratory of Food Hygiene and Quality Control, Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science & Technology, Iera Odos 75, Athens, 11855, Greece;, Tel: +302105294684, Fax: +302105294683, Email: pskan@aua.gr 3: Laboratory of Food Hygiene and Quality Control, Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science & Technology, Iera Odos 75, Athens, 11855, Greece

Publication date: October 1, 2007

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